Home Network Issues
jacqui.caren at ntlworld.com
Tue Sep 11 16:36:11 BST 2012
On 10/09/2012 09:49, Martin A. Brooks wrote:
>> From: "Jacqui Caren"<jacqui.caren at ntlworld.com>
>> To: "london pm"<london.pm at london.pm.org>
>> Sent: Monday, 10 September, 2012 8:26:25 AM
>> Subject: Re: Home Network Issues
>> IMHO the idea of your router doing WAP duty is just plain nuts.
The wireless zone is then seperate from the firewall.
If someone hacks through the WAP they then have to work past my firewall
to the other zones/subnetworks or into the firewall box itself.
If the WAP *is* the router and main firewall once they get in it is
more likely they will gain access to the rest of the network - as
most people (I know configure a router's WAP as the "trusted home
network" - and all the thompson routers I have seen don't even have
an admin password configured - anyone on the "home" betwork can
reconfigure the router :-/
It may be old school but I believe in layers - preferably on seperate
hardware and software!
Jacqui "pessemist" Caren
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