I'll give you a run down of my current setup:
I have a Motorola SBG900 wireless cable router/modem.
I have 1 PC connected to it via RJ45 cable - this is my day-to-day computer for gaming/email/banking etc. (Computer 1
I have 1 PC connected via a Netgear WG111 Wireless USB adapter. (Computer 2
Both access the internet without problems.
What I want to do is make Computer 2
use a Static IP Address, and enable Port Forwarding in the SBG900 (so that Computer 2
can be utilised for P2P connections).
I understand that P2P connections are prone to viruses etc, so I want to ensure that I can effectively make the changes to the Router and Computer 2
without the effecting the security of Computer 1
. I can't afford to get a virus on Computer 1
If I disable DHCP in the Router, does this mean I will need to allocate Static IP Addresses to both Computer 1 and Computer 2
? In addition to that, if I then have made a Static IP for Computer 1
, and also enable Port Forwarding in the Router, will that affect the security of Computer 1
in any way?
If there is anything I have missed, or you think pertinent, please let me know!