I have 2 pcs, both running windows xp SP2 and a laptop which runs windows vista.
I have a Belkin F5D7230-4 Wireless-G 54Mbps Broadband Router.
I have zonealarm on both computers.
I have not found out how to install zonealarm on windows vista as yet.
I hvae a program which scans my ports, and so far, no one is using my port that is not authorized to.
I have also set up each computer to print to one printer and i can access and view files from my every single computer. EXAMPLE.... if i am on my laptop, and i want to view files on say computer 1 or 2, i can. If i am on computer two and i want to access files on computer 1, i can. I have set up shared folders to do this or i basically shared the drive.
I have the main computer (host computer(computer 1) in my room), computer 2 is in the living room and my laptop is where ever i am. On computer two, i have not set it up as to where someone has to put in a password to log in. Basically, i have no guest accounts (i know its bad). This right here is a risk because anyone with computer sense can access files on my host computer because it is always on.
Secondly, i have not set up a password on my wireless network for my router. Another huge, big security risk.
So i have two questions i believe, or im wondering about two main things.
1. How do i secure my router, that is, whenever someone with a laptop comes into my place or in range, i want them to have to put in a password or basically securing it. Thats first
2. I want to do something where only I as the administrator would be able to access each and every folder on my home network.
Any information that is needed, trust me, i will more than happy to give becauase i really want to learn more about this stuff.