Mixed wired and wireless security

December 21, 2010 at 20:44:26
Specs: Windows 7
I have a desktop wired to a router and want to upgrade to a wireless router to add remote access for a laptop. I've read quite a bit about how to maximize security for the wireless access on the router, however, my question is, does wiring the desktop to a wireless router in any way reduce its security regardless of how the wireless security protocols are configured?

If so, is there a way to split my internet access, to maintain the more secure wired access for email etc on the desktop and use the wireless for less personal stuff life web surfing etc. on the laptop.


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#1
December 22, 2010 at 00:20:40
You are more likely to be invaded through the internet than via a WPA encrypted wireless network connection.

Goin' Fishin' (Some day)


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#2
December 22, 2010 at 01:48:48
Whether there is a wired connection or not makes no difference to the wireless security.

If wireless security is breached then there is access to your router and everything that passes through it, wired or otherwise.

Stuart


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#3
December 22, 2010 at 07:16:35
Thanks for your reply Richard, this is a whole new vocab for me, i understand the old WEP encryption is now easily broken and so i assumed in time WPA would also easily be broken and so i was looking for a better way.

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#4
December 22, 2010 at 07:18:32
Thanks for your reply Stuart, that's what i figured but i couldn't find the answer anywhere on the net.

So that leads to my second question, how do i set up two independent networks using the same isp feed, one wired and one wireless, to eliminate this hole?


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#5
December 22, 2010 at 15:09:56
You could try port forwarding, Port forwarding is not really designed for this sort of thing but it might work.

Stuart


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