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Is it possible to hide pcs on a network if i add a wap?

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#1 Coot-OH


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Posted 01 March 2009 - 11:11 AM

Hi, I own a restaurant and use a system called Digital Dining POS. I have a main backoffice server and run 8 server workstations on a closed network with only dial-up for credit cards.

I am switching to broadband internet for CC processing so here's my few questions:

I have a large banquet facility which caters to business meetings, corp events, and so on attached to the restaurant.

I want to add a wireless access point in the banquet rooms using the restaurant's internet connection for wifi.

I am nervous to add it wondering if anything can be compromised on the wired network as far as someone on wireless being able to access the POS system?

I know many restaurants use wifi and not sure how they set it up. Is it a separate broadband service they probably have?

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#2 E-Mu


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Posted 02 March 2009 - 08:16 AM


To be able to view/access other computers on a network they all need to be set-up into the same Workgroup.

I have no idea how Digital Dining POS works but if you have a broadband connection installed and run a wireless access point in the banquet rooms then anyone using this connection will not be able to access any other computers using the same connection without first being in a workgroup with them. For them to be in a workgroup with your machines you would have to set it up and give the details out. If you don't do this then you have nothing to worry about.

Although i do have experience in dealing with Credit/Debit Card transactions and i must say we have a separate dial-up connection for the PDQ Machines to connect to the banking systems. --> This ensures that details cannot be copied over any network as the machine is on it's own connection and not part of a network.

Hope this helps in some way.
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