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Hi all,
I wish to set up a home network in a specific way an I am unsure of how to keep it secure.
I have:-
A 4 port +wireless adsl router
Main PC is xp home and permanently ethernetted to router
Laptop is XP Pro which is sometimes used wireless and sometimes ethernet cable.

There is only one account on each computer (plus the hidden Administrator account).

The router, laptop and main pc use firewalls (not Windows)

Whether I am on the laptop or the main pc, I wish to be able to access all files from both computers.

The reason for this is that I'm 'Admin' for both, the missus shares the laptop with me and all 4 family members share the main pc.

How would I stop anyone, other than myself, from connecting to the shared drives either from the internet or the LAN?

p.s. I only need to access both from the LAN or WLAN.
 

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Thanks for the quick response.

I've enabled MAC address filtering, enabled WPA2 encryption, disabled guest accounts, disabled DMZ, password protected the router with a bizarre letter number combination as well as both PCs. Router firmware is up to date and so are the firewalls, antivirus and Spybot Search and Destroy.

I just feel that I'm missing something blatantly obvious that needs securing (apart from the click happy missus and daughters)...

..or, am I just paranoid. :eek:)
 
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