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by Berfert / October 13, 2004 5:15 AM PDT

I'm just starting out with this project so baby steps at 1st.

1 - Have DSL
2 - have 2 desk tops with XP home
3 - Laptop XP Pro at times
4 - Netgear RP614 router

both can use the internet (what I want at 1st). when the pc's are powered down I still see the port light is still lit on the router. Is this normal and does it pose any security issues? I have passed all "Shields UP" tests so I'm not worried when the PC's are on but what about when they are off and the soft firewalls are down. I have set the "wake on lan" to off.

Thanks for any guidance.

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Re: Home Network question
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / October 13, 2004 5:58 AM PDT
In reply to: Home Network question

Yes. Here's why. To implement WAKE ON LAN, the Ethernet port would have to stay powered up...

Bob

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Re: Home Network question
by Berfert / October 14, 2004 12:24 AM PDT

Ok, this is kind of what I thought and is the reason why I disabled "Wake On Lan". So there isn't any security risk?

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