I just installed CF3. I have a home network, with a LinkSys router and 2 computers. When I connect one PC to the other using romote control software (so both computers on the same LinkSys), CF reports the incoming connection IP to be 192.168.1.1. But this is the router address! The real incoming IP should have been 192.168.1.101.
Since CF, when installing, puts the 192.168.1.1 as trusted network, it means that everybody who succeeds in connecting to my router, can also connect to my two pc’s, as CF seems to think their IP to be 192.168.1.1
In version 2.4 the advice when using a router was “only include your router in the network zone, if somebody succeeds in connecting to your router, he still can’t get into your pc”. And this indeed worked. Now it seems CF sees any pc connected to my router as having the router’s address… and I can’t block that one.
Is this a bug??
I noticed this because, as a test, I tried to exclude any other pc on the home network by just allowing a connection between my pc with CF and router and I did not succeed. When the 2 pc’s were connected using remote control I saw why: ‘incoming connections’ showed the IP of the router and not the IP of the machine that was actually doing the connection
I’m using winXP SP2 up to date, latest version of CF, and “Netsupport” as remote software