Quote: Originally Posted by DeaconFrost
I would have to say you are going way past what most people would do for a home network. Mac filtering can be a royal pain for certain devices, or if you have family or friends stop over. Just use a strong protection method with a strong key. You'll have the hardware firewall in place, as well as the one in Windows 7. Run good AV that you keep updated, and have Malwarebytes as a free, second opinion for manual scans. Combine that with common sense and good computing habits, and you'll be fine.
One would assume that I want my friends and family access to my network. The only thing my sister-in-law did was go on Facebook. I'm pretty sure she has no idea of computer issues. That issue aside, yes I am a bit over the top. I feel secure, peace of mind and such. Thanks for the advice!