Hi, I need some help about my router.I’m not an expert, just home user.
I used desktop PC with cable internet connection and liked to hide my IP with anonymous proxy servers.I had dynamic IP address.Then other member of my family bought notebook PC, built in wireless and wanted to share my cable connection.We have connected D-Link wireless N 150 Home router DIR-600 to cable modem and my desktop PC.
Now, on my desktop PC (and notebook) I have static router local IP and I think even static router WAN IP.The most important, I can’t hide anymore my WAN IP on desktop PC (on notebook PC also) with anonymous proxy servers.I only get friendly proxy address, but my real location can be seen via geotool (before can’t) .
Now, there I need help.
1.How can I hide WAN IP (for real and my location) on desktop PC?
2.How can I hide WAN IP on notebook PC?
I would like to know something else.
Of course I’m using CIS on desktop PC.
1.Before I have connected router, CIS showed every day a lot of intrusions (blocked port scans) in firewall events log.Now, CIS doesn’t show any intrusion (port scan) attempt.Is that OK or not?
2.Which is the best firewall (or some other) protection for that notebook PC with wireless connection?
3.Is CIS now enough protection for my desktop PC?
4.How can I share files between my desktop and notebook PC, how they can be connected (desktop PC has Windows XP SP3 and notebook PC has Windows 7 Ultimate) ?Can I use Comodo EasyVPN?
Your router also includes a hardware firewall. This will reduce the number of attacks you see with CIS.
If you prefer to remove this firewall, place your computer(s) in the DMZ (demilitarized zone).
You can test your protection both with and without the Router’s firewall using ShieldsUp!.
I use the DIR-825 router myself.
There is a available for this router a firmware update here and here (assuming you have rev B1) if you haven’t already done so.
Your computers are connected via your private network which was created with the router (e.g. 192.168.xxx.xxx).
Your computer(s) should be able to see the WAN IP address you are using.
CIS is still protecting your system from unwanted attacks.
How did you share files previously between these computers? Did you map your drives? Or use another software program? Or did you use an external file sharing server found on the Internet? This link offers help sharing files between Windows XP and Windows 7 on a home network.
Thank you John Buchanan very much, you really wrote a lot of useful stuffs (especially Shields UP page) .
I was on D-Link support page and saw few things that intrigued me before.Totally forgot for hardware firewall.
I downloaded firmware update from your second link and uploaded on my D-link update page because date from that downloaded file was newer then firmware date, although D-link showed that my firmware version is latest.And my firmware version number has changed from 2.03 to 2.05 and everything was OK with my connection.But (stupid me) I saw to late that my hardware version is Bx, not B1.Did I do something wrong?
That my notebook PC is new, so I didn’t share files before between my two computers.Is there another way to connect WinXP and Win7 machine except that from your link (but that link is very,very useful) ?Maybe with some software program?And the most important thing, what can I need to do for some extra security if I decide to share files between my 2 computers?
I can see my WAN IP address, but for some reason that address doesn’t change (at least for now) .I know that this is normal for local IP, but is it for WAN too?
But, I finally succeeded to hide my WAN IP address with anonymous proxy servers.Seems that now when my connection is behind the router is harder to find good anonymous proxy server.
And what is it Dinamyc DNS feature?What are the benefits of enabling it?
I know that I’m a little boring, sorry and many thanks.
Trust Connect install’s virtual adapter which encrypts your connection to Comodo Server’s then to the computer/server/website you are trying to go to…
Your PC (Encrypted Connection) — > Comodo’s Server ---- > Whereever you are trying to visit/go
EasyVPN is a Remote Support/Secure Messaging/VPN (Virtual Private Network)
Application (Encrypted Connection) ---- > Comodo’s Server ---- > AIM/YAHOO/Remote Connection/eVPN Msging…