Network & Danger

Discussion in 'other software & services' started by Rico, Jul 7, 2015.

  1. Rico

    Rico Registered Member

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    Hi Guys,

    I have ethernet cables running to different parts of my house, & where I repair or (attempt) to repair, I split, the wire(s) one goes to my working computer, & the other wire "off" the splitter, generally just sit not connected to anything. Then when a sick computer comes along, I plug the free ethernet cable into it. How dangerous is this to my working computer, all working off the same router? Anyway to keep the bugs on the sick PC, so they don't mess up my work PC?

    Thanks
    Rico
     
  2. whitedragon551

    whitedragon551 Registered Member

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    If you put a small managed switch at the splitter you could VLAN your immediate network with internet access and your PC/Router. Then the unVLAN'd port with 0 network access could be on its own port.
     
  3. Rico

    Rico Registered Member

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    Hi WhiteDragon,

    Sorry! I don't understand, what I should buy or how to wire, what you said, or if software is involved. Kind a noobie with network stuff.

    Thank You, Thank You
    Rico
     
  4. Rico

    Rico Registered Member

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    What freaked me out, was this:

    I hooked up a friends sick machine, via ethernet, which is common to the house. The sick machine had no internet connection, dev mgr clean. Windows repair network fail, restore points fail. I'm futsing around the sick machine, then all of a sudden I lose internet on my working machine, I then unplug ethernet from the sick machine reboot work machine and all is fine. On the sick machine ran ADW cleaner reboot & on a lark click on IE, wow internet is back. Now running HMP on the sickie. I thought somehow the bug crossed over to the good machine.

    FYI HMP (trial) found 78 big bugs, + 200 minor bugs
     
    Last edited: Jul 7, 2015
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