Need help with networking

By mephisto_007
Apr 5, 2005
  1. I am having some problem restricting users (customer) from accessing important resource in our network.
    Our network consisting of 7 computers plus 2 customers computer, let me divide into 3 sections.

    -section A consisting 2 pc + 1 laptop (same workgroup)
    -section B consisting 3 pc + 2 laptop (same workgroup)
    -section c consisting 2 laptop (othe workgroup)
    (section c is for customer, the only thing i would like them to have is internet access, no need them to accessing into our workgroup)

    NOTE: - We do not have a server running.
    - The customer is owning their laptops (noway i can mess or config their machine.

    Here is a draft of our network topology

    Modem Router
    linksys Router
    | | |
    | | |
    Hub Hub Hub
    | | |
    | | |
    (block A) 3 machine (block B) 5 machine (block C) 2 machine

    Is there a certain way i can block the Customer machine from accessing our important file while they can surfing the internet?

    I have not quite messing with using Server yet (i heard using domain is more security than using workgroup) but if i have to in order to succeed, which important procedure do i need to take and where can i learnt from? can anyone here guide me through this please.
  2. elfinster

    elfinster TS Rookie

    What model of router are they? You could do it with an ACL, though I don't know if Linksys can be programmed that way. :p
  3. mephisto_007

    mephisto_007 TS Guru Topic Starter Posts: 228

    Hi elfinster what is ACL and what does it do and how do i get to use it?

    The router is Linksys Router BEFW11S4 Firmware Version: 1.50.14
  4. Liquidlen

    Liquidlen TechSpot Paladin Posts: 1,094

    i am not sure you have a big problem. Only members that can log on to a Workgroup and share users with accounts on each workgroup machine should be able to access Shared folders/Lan, especially if the O/S's are NTFS.
    The guest can access Internet through a DMZ thru the router, they of course will need to secure their own machines as they will be totally exposed to the Internet.You will have to do only minor configuration.
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