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share internet but not network ?
on: December 01, 2016, 00:03:16 AM
promised guy next door to work I'll let him use my internet - save him getting a phone line in

he's out of range of wifi, I can run a cable to him, or a cable to a wifi access point

thing is, I don;t really want him / anyone he lets on his pc/wifi have access to my PCs over the network, plus cctv is on the same network


any clever tricks / easy ways I can lat him use my internet without compromising my security ?

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Re: share internet but not network ?
Reply #1 on: December 01, 2016, 02:18:04 AM
Cheapest way would be software firewalls on *everything* using a VPN so comms is encrypted?

Going back a long way to remember this so there might be a better option.

Re: share internet but not network ?
Reply #2 on: December 01, 2016, 07:15:55 AM
Get DD-WRT http://www.dd-wrt.com/site/index compatible router & look at the vlan tutorials (there is a search function to see if your current router is supported)
http://www.dd-wrt.com/wiki/index.php/Tutorials

alternatively, maybe a router that has guess wifi capabilities & setup the AP to connect to the guess wifi & he connects to the AP
Last Edit: December 01, 2016, 07:17:26 AM by Eggtastico #187;

Re: share internet but not network ?
Reply #3 on: December 01, 2016, 13:04:05 PM
Get DD-WRT http://www.dd-wrt.com/site/index compatible router & look at the vlan tutorials (there is a search function to see if your current router is supported)
http://www.dd-wrt.com/wiki/index.php/Tutorials

alternatively, maybe a router that has guess wifi capabilities & setup the AP to connect to the guess wifi & he connects to the AP

ordered two compatible routers

I'll swap my wifi over to one of those too (lads working for me use it)

two of them means I can boost the range at the same time

thanks :-)

Re: share internet but not network ?
Reply #4 on: December 01, 2016, 13:04:31 PM
Cheapest way would be software firewalls on *everything* using a VPN so comms is encrypted?
Going back a long way to remember this so there might be a better option.

I hate messing with firewall etc.. always makes a pig of the cctv setup :-(

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