How do I isolate a computer from the internet when it is part of a network that does access it?
I have a Sitecom wireless router that claims to combine an ADSL 2+ modem, a router, an Ethernet switch and a wireless access point.
I want to use this router to connect my computers to broadband and also allow them to share files with each other - this is the easy bit!
I also want to connect my 9 year old computer to the network mainly to act as a print server. This may be difficult because my old computer (excellent though it is) can no longer support modern firewall / virus protection software.
Can anyone tell me how to configure the Sitecom router so that my old computer can act as a print server and also be isolated from any malicious stuff coming from the internet?
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Your pc should still be able to run a anti virus programme, as i assume it's atleast windows 98se, so you can install a free excellent anti virus programme called AVG free, with free updates, see link below:-
Your router will have wep WPA-PSK security and a built in firewall also, so it should be safe especially if it is win98se as this version is not a suseptable to viruses and trojans unlike XP.
You can assign mac addresses in your router, this will only allow any inputed pc's mac addresses to access the router, you will need to input each individual pc's mac address into the router settings.
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Which modes are you trying to use this Sitecom? If you have the Sitecom as your Access Point (AP Mode), then you would need a LAN connection to your internet gateway (DSL, Cable Modem, etc). I didn't see any LAN hook up so I assume you are trying to use it as a wireless repeater. So you need to configure the unit differently. The 3rd mode is called Bridge mode. Again, you need to have a LAN hook up to your local network with a router or network switch. Because your Tablet is connecting to the Sitecom okay, which mean that you either have the Sitecom setting for AP mode or Bridge mode. And the reason it didn't give you access to internet because there is no internet gateway connection to the Sitecom (LAN). I hope this answer your question (or confuse you totally).
ou need to configure your router. For that Connect your router to computer with ethernet cable then you can access it with following default link. http://192.168.0.1 or http://192.168.1.1 If you are not able to access it with above ip then check your computers ip address gateway ip is your router ip try with it. Then it ask for user name and password. Type user as "admin" and password as "admin" or "password" or blank. Then you can see configuration page of router. Click on WAN settings and set those settings as your internet service provider settings. Enable DHCP if you want to get ip from router. Clickon wireless settings enable wireless then enable WEP Security then add WEP code .It is your password to connect wi fi.Then save settings and restart router. Then you can connect your wi fi network with that code. Let me know if you need further assistance. Thanks for using FixYa.
Reset the router via the little hole in back/underneath. Then simply set it up again, properly. Below is a link for the manual it has a step by step walk through for setup to help you.
If you have enabled wireless security on the router, make sure you are typing the correct network key. If you still can't connect, try to disable the wireless security first. If you don't know how to disable it, you may reset the router by presssing the reset button at the back for 30 seconds then unplug the power for another 30 seconds. You might as well disable any firewall on your computer like McAfee, Norton, Zone Alarm and the likes.
I think I have the solution: you have to click on the basic settings tab, then n "site survey" button, then (optional) on "refresh" button. Now you will get the information about your network, and you just have to check the channel number of the signal from your main router. then you have to set that channel in the "channel" button of the basic settings tab. You also have to choose Universal repeater as working mode of the sitecom device, instead of Access Point. Hope it helps. By the way, all these settings should be automatic in such a device.... But this sitecom range extender is ****. I suggest everybody is reading: DON,T BUY THIS ITEM!!!! Spend 10 bucks more and get a working one!!!