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d-link dsd 150 secure spot

by andynjulie / April 2, 2009 4:44 AM PDT

with dsd 150 already connected. are laptops still protected when away from the network. OR how do I run a separate antivirus for the laptops when away from secure spot.

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That's no protection at all.
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / April 2, 2009 5:01 AM PDT

There was some that thought that while you were on a LAN you didn't need AV or firewalls. Sadly this is not true with Windows machines.

-> Since such is free, why would we go without protection?

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dsd-150 and antiviruses
by andynjulie / April 2, 2009 5:09 AM PDT

so then how do I run an antivirus software for a laptop when it is detatched from the safespot network at home.

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Same way you do when attached.
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / April 2, 2009 5:18 AM PDT

Tell us exactly why you think you have antivirus protection only when on your own network.

You're the first poster I've ever seen make a claim the home network is a "safespot."

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d-link dsd 150 safespot security device
by andynjulie / April 2, 2009 7:47 AM PDT

this adapter I am talking about is a total network security device. its attatched between the modem and router. it secures the network. my network is a desktop two laptops and a itouch. I am wondering, if the laptops and or the itouch is used away from the s-link device, how do I run an antivirus on these portable computers.. if its possible. I am assuming I can: disable the antivirus when I'm connected to the network, and enable the antivirus when I'm away. is this posible,

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Yes, but...
by John.Wilkinson / April 2, 2009 9:06 AM PDT

Note that:
-> The firewall protection is only applicable if the computers are connected to the internet through that device. Otherwise, you're not protected.
-> The antivirus protection from McAfee must be installed on each computer. That will work even when your computers are not connected to that device.
-> You should never disable your antivirus protection, even when connected to that device.
-> You should always use a need to install a software firewall for use when you're away from the D-Link device.


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re: dsd- 150, THanks!
by andynjulie / April 2, 2009 9:34 AM PDT
In reply to: Yes, but...

thats about what I thought. thanks. things are running great. this gagets pretty neat. seems to secure the home network. I'll keep antivirus running when I'm disconnected from the network. thanks.

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