Posted 02 April 2011 - 11:42 AM
Hey everyone. First of all, thanks to all the people here that offer their time and help for free.
While still suffering from malware issues on my main desktop pc, Id like to get things cleaned up and safe on my home network. The infected PC is being handled in another thread here.
My home network consists of a cable modem fed to a TP-Link wired/wireless router. My main desktop PC is wired direct to the TP-link while my laptop and another desktop upstairs connect wirelessly. I'd like to get my network secured fairly well yet still allow some browsing freedom. The wireless portion is encrypted, but I am not real familiar with adjusting any of the settings in the router to keep the entire network a little safer from internet baddies. I just started using the hp-hosts file so hopefully I'm on the right track. I have everything set up to receive ip addresses automatically from the router, but I hear its best to use static ips for safety. I know there are a lot of general guides to setting up a secure/effective home network, but does anyone recommend something in particular?