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By YNTBOM ·
I have recently set up a network and want to know if it safe to use File and Print Sharing with the Lynksys Router. Will the built in firewall give me protection while sharing file on my hard drives between two or more pc's?

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by mrjay67 In reply to Network File and Print Sh ...

I would say you are moderately safe if you are using the private addressing from the router. The private IPs are non-routable so people will not be able to see your PCs. Now if there is a determined enough hacker they can get to things that seem impossible to normal users. Anytime you open more holes, ports and so forth you make yourself more vulnerable.

I wouldnt worry so long as you use the router and a firewall. People that may be looking will only see the router. If by chance you areusing public addresses from your ISP for all the PCs then there could be an element of danger.

Either way if you must share the files across the network you have to turn on file sharing. Just be smart about it and be sure to use a firewall if nothing else. The router will be your friend if you use the private addressing.

Hope this helps some.

Jason

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by sgt_shultz In reply to Network File and Print Sh ...

and if you put passwords on the shares you will be more protected from virus worms which spread across network shares...

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by BudTheGrey In reply to Network File and Print Sh ...

Also, keep your anti-virus software up to date. This helps avoid remote control and zombie trojans, which many firewalls do not stop. (at least in their basic configuration)

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by wlbowers In reply to Network File and Print Sh ...

Yes

Good Luck Lee

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