How can I keep my Windows home network separate from my internet connection?

Joe Barber September 17, 2010
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How can I keep my home network separate from my internet connection? How can I share files between computers on home network without exposing them to the internet?

  1. Anonymous
    September 18, 2010 at 9:56 am

    HiFirst you should clarify regarding separate internet, are you in a big network?You could accomplish this with a corporate grade firewall (like a Sonicwall TZ200). It would be a more complex config, but it is definately possible. go with a single connection and setup a guest computer on a VLAN which many current routers support. You might find that you'll need to put one machine which has access from machines in either VLAN - so you'll need three VLANs. Put any shared files on that machine(s).if you want to keep the networks separate and maintain DHCP for both, it sounds to me like you just need a router between your two networks and you'd be good to go. That router will have an IP and network connection on both networks and you would have a route entered on both your original routers pointing to the new routers IP along with the subnet for the opposing network. Router A - 192.168.0.1 Router B - 192.168.1.1 Router C (new) - 192.168.0.2 and 192.168.1.2 on separate network ports Router A static route - 192.168.1.x/24 (network B) gateway 192.168.0.2 Router B static route - 192.168.0.x/24 (network A) gateway 192.168.1.2 Router C already physically connected to both subnetshttp://www.labnol.org/software/connect-computers-without-router/11049/WiPeerWiPeer enables sharing files directly among computers, playing multi-player games, chatting, and collaboration over both Wi-Fi and home/office networks. The new Peersonalizer feature of WiPeer allows you to discover whenever your facebook friends, or the friends of your friends, are nearbyhttp://www.wipeer.com/After successful installation, open the program > Choose desired username to Login and Press OK.Go to Connection options from File Menu and check on “Create New Connection” if you don’t want to use existing connection. It is possible to specify parameters for this new Connection.We have created an ad hoc network, The user with whom you want to share files should now also be connected to this newly created network.orGet 2 Gigabit ethernet cards, one for each machine and a gigabit switch, connect each machine to the switch using Cat 6 cable and the set up a shared folder.

    How to Share Files Between Two Computers
    http://www.computer-adviser.com/share-files-between-two-computers.html

    How to Set Up Ad Hoc Wireless Network in Windows Vista
    http://www.home-network-help.com/ad-hoc-wireless.html
    http://windows.microsoft.com/en-US/windows-vista/Set-up-a-computer-to-computer-ad-hoc-network