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Windows 7: Keep networked XP off internet

15 May 2017   #1
RoWin7

Win 7 Ultimate 64-bit
 
 
Keep networked XP off internet

I just networked the first 2 computers in my signature to share files and a printer on a wired FIOS network. Win 7 is on the web, but I want to keep the XP computer off the web. How do I do that? I've already gone through 10 pages of tutorials, but can't find the right one.


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15 May 2017   #2
AK6DN

Windows 7 Professional x64 SP1
 
 

Probably the simplest way is to do it in your router.

Most routers are able to block access to the internet WAN port based on either MAC address or IP address, so configure your router to block the systems you don't want to have internet access.

If blocking by IP address, you may want to setup your WinXP boxes to have a fixed/static local IP address so that it won't change based on your local IP DHCP server.
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16 May 2017   #3
samuria

win 8 32 bit
 
 

Have you applied the patch for XP to close the vunrability
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17 May 2017   #4
RoWin7

Win 7 Ultimate 64-bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by AK6DN View Post
Probably the simplest way is to do it in your router.

Most routers are able to block access to the internet WAN port based on either MAC address or IP address, so configure your router to block the systems you don't want to have internet access.

If blocking by IP address, you may want to setup your WinXP boxes to have a fixed/static local IP address so that it won't change based on your local IP DHCP server.

How would I do either of those? I have a Verizon FIOS Actiontec router/modem, and I've never accessed it. It's been years since I accessed my previous one.
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17 May 2017   #5
RoWin7

Win 7 Ultimate 64-bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by samuria View Post
Have you applied the patch for XP to close the vunrability
Yes, I have, and I kept my XP safe with additional security programs for 3 years after updates stopped, but I don't see any reason to leave it on the web any more. I use it for my data backup and to run programs that won't run in Win 7. I also have an image of my Win 7 on an external HD.
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17 May 2017   #6
samuria

win 8 32 bit
 
 

The XP patch only just came out you need to apply it
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17 May 2017   #7
Barman58

Windows 10 Pro x64 x2 Windows 10 Enterprise x64, Ubuntu
 
 

I don't have much faith in "free with service" routers, as they are mostly crippled subsets of the full Router as far as customisation is concerned but the following may be a place to start ...

Fios user manuals - Fios Internet | Verizon
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17 May 2017   #8
RoWin7

Win 7 Ultimate 64-bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by samuria View Post
The XP patch only just came out you need to apply it
I have.
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19 May 2017   #9
RoWin7

Win 7 Ultimate 64-bit
 
 

One more Q: if XP is off the web but networked, can it catch any malware entering the Win 7 puter?
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20 May 2017   #10
Barman58

Windows 10 Pro x64 x2 Windows 10 Enterprise x64, Ubuntu
 
 

Although the XP system is safer than if it was directly connected to the internet, there is still some risk. Some Malware will spread over a LAN once it has infected one system on the LAN, ( mostly those targetting commercial users, Wanacry is one of them), so you need to ensure that the Internet facing system is protected and I would still run suitable 3rd party Anti-Malware on both systems
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