RE: Home wireless free hotspot



G'day John,

An airport can do this as they own the property on which this usage is occurring. You don't - you own the property on which the Wi-Fi AP is located, but not the property on which it is being accessed, and this is one of the likely stumbling blocks.

That, and your ISP's policies.

Those and the fact that as it is your connection, you're responsible for what T&C breaches happen from people using your open and/or shared Wi-Fi.

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-----Original Message-----
From: listbounce@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx
[mailto:listbounce@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx] On Behalf Of John Lightfoot
Sent: Tuesday, 16 March 2010 10:15
To: 'Dimyan, Michael'; security-basics@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx
Subject: RE: Home wireless free hotspot

A fair question, although there are many towns and airports that offer
free
Internet access so presumably there's a way to get around the problem
of
liability for illegal activity.

The ISP service agreement question is also fair, and I'll have to do
some
research as to what's allowed by my agreement. But I won't be
advertising
the service or encouraging it, just not minding if someone "borrows"
it. I
don't see it as significantly different than someone who hooks a
Linksys
router to his/her cable modem connection and doesn't change the default
settings.

-----Original Message-----
From: Dimyan, Michael [mailto:Michael.Dimyan@xxxxxxxxxxxxxx]
Sent: Monday, March 15, 2010 7:14 PM
To: 'John Lightfoot'; security-basics@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx
Subject: RE: Home wireless free hotspot

Aside from the possibility that sharing your internet connection may be
a
violation of your ISP service agreement, the question I would ask is if
you'd be liable for any potentially illegal activity that may take
place on
your connection.

-----Original Message-----
From: listbounce@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx
[mailto:listbounce@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx] On
Behalf Of John Lightfoot
Sent: Friday, March 12, 2010 3:11 PM
To: security-basics@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx
Subject: Home wireless free hotspot

Hello,

I have a home wireless network that I'd like to make available to
neighbors
who need to borrow a connection from time to time. Consider it karmic
repayment for the times I've had to borrow someone else's open
connection.
Of course, I'd like to do it securely, so I'm looking for some advice.

My main network has a wireless router connected to the Internet, with a
few
wired connections to my home computers. The main router's wireless
network
is protected by WPA, access control via MAC address, etc. My thought
is I
would attach a second wireless router (Netgear) to a port off the main
router and leave it unsecured, using a second subnet, and block any
routing
between the two subnets, other than straight out to the Internet, but
I'm
not sure the best way to do that.

So, a few questions:

If I set up a second router with a subnet "subservient" to my main
router,
presumably it has to get an IP address within the address space of the
main
network, but how can I limit access to that network to only my Internet
interface?

Would it make more sense for my secure network to be subservient to the
main
network, i.e. open up the main network and secure a secondary subnet
off it?

I also have a Secure Computing SG 300 Firewall/VPN appliance, could I
configure that help keep the networks separate and my home network
secure?
It's got a lot of nice features, but I'm not sure it would help make my
configuration more secure.

This may be a very bad idea, so I'd also be happy to hear why that's so
if
it's true.

Thanks for any advice.


John Lightfoot




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