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Windows 7: Increase my security on a shared internet connection


26 Apr 2010   #11

Windows 7, Ubuntu, Windows XP, gOS
 
 

Yeah. I can actually get to his router's log in wirelessly by going to the default 192.168.1.1, but he has changed from the default user name and password. (Shhh! I actually tried a bunch of default username password combinations. I also thought briefly about trying to brute force his router, but then my ethics light came on.)

Running cable is not an option, as we are renters and not about to route cables through hallways or on the outside of buildings.

He is giving me a pretty sweet deal of only paying him $5 a month, so I don't want to hassle him too much. He does change his password every few months, and sends me an e-mail saying so. So I have it pretty sweet.

I am currently still trying to get my linksys to work in client mode, as I am thinking that is what needs to happen. I am not having superb luck in setting it up. But if something amazing happens I will let you all know.

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26 Apr 2010   #12

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Murdlih View Post
Yeah. I can actually get to his router's log in wirelessly by going to the default 192.168.1.1, but he has changed from the default user name and password. (Shhh! I actually tried a bunch of default username password combinations. I also thought briefly about trying to brute force his router, but then my ethics light came on.)

Running cable is not an option, as we are renters and not about to route cables through hallways or on the outside of buildings.

He is giving me a pretty sweet deal of only paying him $5 a month, so I don't want to hassle him too much. He does change his password every few months, and sends me an e-mail saying so. So I have it pretty sweet.


Nevermind... found it for you. Its on page 20.

http://download.microsoft.com/downlo...tion_guide.pdf

I am currently still trying to get my linksys to work in client mode, as I am thinking that is what needs to happen. I am not having superb luck in setting it up. But if something amazing happens I will let you all know.
Yeah that is what I am thinking too.

You somehow have to use a access point.. then convert the wireless into a cable and then you can plug that into your own router which will be your WAN port...then you can configure your ports that way. The only thing you can ask him to do is that when you configure the access point. ask him to turn on the DMZ for that perticular IP address.

now the hard part is finding something to act as your access point. Trust me, stores don't make it cheap either. I think that is a way you can do it to that microsoft, i actually have the microsoft one your talking about, but its been years since i've actually booted that thing up, coudln't even tell you where the a/c adapter is.

I would try to get the manual online to see what is needed to change it client mode or access point mode
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26 Apr 2010   #13

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

I found it for you..

its on page 20

http://download.microsoft.com/downlo...tion_guide.pdf
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27 Apr 2010   #14

Windows 7, Ubuntu, Windows XP, gOS
 
 

Cool. Thanks. The MN-700 can do some fun stuff ( Jozerworx - MN-700 Tutorial ), but with it's default firmware it can only be a router or an access point. Great for extending the range of your network, but does not firewall or subnet, and therefor no better security. I managed to get my linksys into client mode following the the directions in the original link ( Client Mode - DD-WRT Wiki ). Not sure what I was doing wrong all day, but in case someone else is stumbling upon this post,

I had my Wireless --> Basic --> Network Mode: is now set to G Only. It was set to mixed.

Also, I temporarily disabled the firewall, and that is when my OS saw the internet. After which I was able to restart the firewall, and no hiccups. I haven't rebooted or shut down either the router or the computer yet. So we shall see.

Currently I have my linksys as a client to my neighbor's router, connected via ethernet to my computer. The next step in the process is to put the MN-700 in between my computer and the linksys, and see if I can actually rebroadcast the shared internet signal. But as I haven't played with that thing in a few years, and it is getting a little late, I think it is time for bed.
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27 Apr 2010   #15

Windows7 Ultimate 64bit
 
 

I suppose the neighbor is not smart enough to disable "Wireless Access Web" in administration...

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29 Apr 2010   #16

Windows 7, Ubuntu, Windows XP, gOS
 
 

Hoorah. So I finally got the network topography that I wanted. It took me a while, and I got a little frustrated. But it turns out my major hitch was that I had my client and my router on the same subnet. Which my router did not like.

Details:

Neighbor's LAN - 192.168.1.1

Client Routers WAN - Dynamic - 192.168.1.100-150
Client Router's LAN - 192.168.2.1
Client Router's Gateway - I did not need to set - 192.168.1.1

Local Router's WAN - Dynamic - 192.168.2.100-150
Local Router's LAN - 192.168.3.1
Local Router's Gateway - Did not need to set - 192.168.2.1

And now that I have that all set up, I can start playing with QoS stuff to make sure my bittorrent doesn't eat all my bandwidth. It would be great if I could set this up on HIS router, so I could be sure it wasn't eating up his bandwidth as well, but instead I will just keep my same schedule rules of only downloading while he is asleep or at work.


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29 Apr 2010   #17

Windows7 Ultimate 64bit
 
 

Good

By the way, it's called router because it routes packets - which means your LAN and your "ISP" must NOT use the same subnet. That is the basics of routing.

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