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Creating a secure network in a shared office complex

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#1 RRArch


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Posted 19 January 2017 - 04:00 AM

Hi all,

My first post, so this might be a bit of a noob question, and I'm sure it's a common occurrence.

I run an architectural practice and we are moving into a new office complex that provides an internet connection to each office via a shared fibre connection.

We need to move our network into the office and keep it secure; the amount of users in my office will be fairly small, around 3-4 workstations.

I currently have the following setup:

A WD My Could Mirror NAS connected to a router with internet connection, the workstations link via the wifi network provided by the router. The NAS allows remote connection via the internet, for working at home etc.

My questions are:

1. How do I set up the network with an internet connection without everyone in the office complex being able to see it (and potentially try to access it)
2. How to set up a wifi Network within my office to prevent the need for hard wiring (temporary measure as the office has not available trunking)

It may be as simple as connecting a wifi router to the broadband connection provided and carry on with the similar setup, but when searching I'm finding it difficult to find an answer.



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#2 Wand3r3r


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Posted 19 January 2017 - 11:04 AM

Yes you would install your own wifi router.  But the real question is how is this fiber being delivered.  You need more information about this.


For example does in come into a building router and is then distributed to the offices?

Do you get public or private ip addresses?


This is very important concerning your outside coming in access to the NAS.  Usually you need to port forward which has to happen in the building router pointing those ports to your router which in turn you forward to your NAS




If your router gets a public ip then its just a matter of setting forwarding on your router.

#3 RRArch

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Posted 19 January 2017 - 03:31 PM

Brilliant, thank you!

I'll look into the method of delivery for the fibre, and the port forwarding.

The most important thing is that we can move in and have a network, then I can work on the remote access.

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