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Windows 7: Server - my own Wireless network

17 Jan 2015   #11
derChronostat

Windows 7 Prof. 64bit SP1
 
 

Actually I could have tested that before
It works. As I understood I connected the wan port to the pc ethernet, had all the settings as you wrote (except the primary DNS - there I took the ip showing up in the usb wifi dongle settings I got from the ipconfig request) and tested wifi over the router with my phone. It works perfectly. Thanks a lot for your help and advice - lesson learned - the routers wan and the pc ethernet port have to be in the same address range.
Now I just have to figure out how to share my drives...

Edit:
the LAN connection (to my own router) has to be in the homenetwork to be able to access shared drives on the pc over the router, right?
The problem is that the lan connection auto-set itself to public network and i cannot change that.
I have a proper user account with password in Windows (as far as i know thats necessary to be able to access data over the network)


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17 Jan 2015   #12
sml156

Microsoft Windows 7 Ultimate 32-bit 7601
 
 

Your best bet is to leave it as a private network since more people are using the internet connection than you, As for connecting it to the WAN port I have never had any luck that way I have always used the lan ports on the router but hey if it works keep it that way and never touch it again, As for setting up your home network there are lots of tutorials on this site just use the custom Google search at the top right of this page, if you find one written by Brink I would start there

Oh and yes you can share folders over a private network you may have to set a password up for it but once you connect it will remember your password

I did a quick search of the site and hopefully this will help with shared folders
Homegroup - Change File and Folder Sharing Settings
http://www.sevenforums.com/tutorials...rmissions.html
Password Protected Sharing - Turn On or Off in Windows 7
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17 Jan 2015   #13
derChronostat

Windows 7 Prof. 64bit SP1
 
 

Ok, found a tut and solved the problem how to access my files - its in german so the link wont make too much sense.
in gpedit.msc I changed the settings for unknown networks to workplace. That was it.
I used ES file explorer for Android on my phone to test file access and streaming. Everything fine. It just worries me that I can see and access the following folders:
Admin$
C$
D
D$
IPC$
Users
whereas only D and Users is set to allow sharing. The Computer Management Console (Shared Folders) which shows the same list of drives/folders as the android app, says about the $-signed drives that sharing is set only for administrative purposes. Ok but I still can access them, so can everybody else who can manage to access my network

I am writing this so maybe somebody has some knowledge to share AND for the sake of completeness if somebody else is facing same/similar problems...

but it would be good to be able to change the title to a clearer one
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17 Jan 2015   #14
derChronostat

Windows 7 Prof. 64bit SP1
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by sml156 View Post
Your best bet is to leave it as a private network since more people are using the internet connection than you, As for connecting it to the WAN port I have never had any luck that way I have always used the lan ports on the router but hey if it works keep it that way and never touch it again, As for setting up your home network there are lots of tutorials on this site just use the custom Google search at the top right of this page, if you find one written by Brink I would start there

Oh and yes you can share folders over a private network you may have to set a password up for it but once you connect it will remember your password

I did a quick search of the site and hopefully this will help with shared folders
Homegroup - Change File and Folder Sharing Settings
http://www.sevenforums.com/tutorials...rmissions.html
Password Protected Sharing - Turn On or Off in Windows 7
oh, it seems we had an overlap. I just posted my massage and saw that you replied as well. I will have a look at the links since now things are working too good
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17 Jan 2015   #15
sml156

Microsoft Windows 7 Ultimate 32-bit 7601
 
 

I would leave it set to private network also I read that you are using Android to test your connection if you want to find out more about your connection from android I would suggest going to the play store and search for fing its a great program to tell you some of the hidden stuff and who else or what else is connected to your wifi, with fing I would check the wifi that you are getting the internet from and if you see all your neighbours computers I would start to look into getting a good firewall to block them from getting into yours. I would also install softperfect network scanner on your pc for more info on your connection
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17 Jan 2015   #16
derChronostat

Windows 7 Prof. 64bit SP1
 
 

I think I am pretty secure. Router FW up to date, Transmission power is low (20 meters radius connection, roughly), I have the router firewall and the windows firewall plus I solved the issue with the accessible drives by setting up a standard user account with a good password in windows and accessing my files over that account instead of my admin account. Drives are still visible but not accessible anymore.
Regarding fing - I installed it and scanned while logged to my own router/AP. Just found the router IP and my phone IP. When I accessed directly to the AP of my landlord I see 13 connections whereas 9 are not my own devices.
Without becoming hyperparanoid - is it necessary to improve my security regarding my own AP?
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17 Jan 2015   #17
sml156

Microsoft Windows 7 Ultimate 32-bit 7601
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by derChronostat View Post
Regarding fing - I installed it and scanned while logged to my own router/AP. Just found the router IP and my phone IP. When I accessed directly to the AP of my landlord I see 13 connections whereas 9 are not my own devices.
Without becoming hyperparanoid - is it necessary to improve my security regarding my own AP?
Another good reason to keep everything setup as private network I would also go into your PC's Wifi card properties and disable file sharing, you will still be able to share folders on the Lan card. You never know when someone in your building might hear about Kali Linux or Backtrack and get interested in pen testing. The only solution for your landlord would be to spend money he either does not have or unwilling to part with and just terminate the connection. I would research some firewalls and pick the best one for you, the one that comes with windows is not adequate and the firewall that is in your router will not protect your PC. If you like to play around with routers you might want to look into a router that can run dd-wrt and use that to connect to the building wifi

Next time you use fing while on the Landlords connection press on your ip and scan for open ports and try to find ways to close as many as you can
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17 Jan 2015   #18
derChronostat

Windows 7 Prof. 64bit SP1
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by sml156 View Post
Next time you use fing while on the Landlords connection press on your ip and scan for open ports and try to find ways to close as many as you can
I checked my pcs IP (afaiu the ip my usb dongle receives from my landlords AP) and see 4 ports open. No clue if I can close some of them. I have to figure that out and figure out how to do it.
My own router/AP has 3 ports open. 80 ok, i might sacrifice upnp and btx.
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18 Jan 2015   #19
derChronostat

Windows 7 Prof. 64bit SP1
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by sml156 View Post
If you like to play around with routers you might want to look into a router that can run dd-wrt and use that to connect to the building wifi

can
Yoir suggestion brought me to the question whether my tp-link router could be used as "repeater" (i hope i use the term correctly). I mean to receive internet over wifi (from the landlord) and transmitt it to my wireless devices plus having my pc with my data connected to the router lan port so that the wireless devices can also access my data. All that with a single AP/router. The router can be found in my specs.
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18 Jan 2015   #20
sml156

Microsoft Windows 7 Ultimate 32-bit 7601
 
 

Not sure about that You could post your router info to see if someone here knows or go to the dd wrt web site and check if your router meets the requirements
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