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B. Profifitt: I did it! Linked wireless router to ethernet!

Just a quick update. Through much luck and some ingenuity on my part, I was able to link a Netgear Wireless Super G router to my hardwired router. Lots of messing around with dns, ip, subnet stuff. But I have the routers linked lan port to lan port, and the wireless can access the 'net, my network, shared printer on main system, and printer on the print server port on the SMC. 108 Mbs! Too cool. But wouldn't want to go through the experience again, as I can't fully explain what I did, lol. O:=

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I have this other bug I want you to look at...

In reply to: B. Profifitt: I did it! Linked wireless router to ethernet!

Just kidding. Congrats on what is likely to be your first DOUBLE NAT configuration.

I hope you understand why I wave people off such a setup.

Bob

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Thnx. Still have alot to learn.

In reply to: I have this other bug I want you to look at...

So that's what I have, a double NAT config? LOL. I'm still reading up on how to secure the wireless, but at this point, after testing sucurity at Symantic, Sygate, and grc, I come up stealth. Except if I ping my external IP addy, ZoneAlarm pops up; if I click no, no response; if I click yes, then I can ping. I'll have to go back into Netgear's setup page to enable certain things for added security (which means disconnecting and doing a hard reset on the router; a big downside to this setup). Had a friend come over with a laptop with same 108 Mbs adapter, and he couldn't hook into my wireless connection. I am, however, picking up other people's connection ("Linsys,D-Link, ERIC"), but not able to connect to them. When I leave my SSID at the default name of Netgear, I was able to hook into someone else's network. In the meantime, I feel "relatively" safe, but I still need to do some more research, e.g wep, port forwarding, etc. Maybe THEN I'll truly understand why you wave people off on such setups. But I do know a wireless setup is inherently more vulnerable to a hardwired setup. I wonder if being linked to an SMC ethernet router gives me added sucurity? I always thought SMC was a pretty cheesy router, as routers go, but a mod a practicallynetworked personally thought they were the best; beats me. Anyway, just enjoying going around untethered with my laptop, and do more to really lockdown the system.

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