I recently added wireless to my home network. I just want to share internet access to some wireless devices in my home. I haven't even started sharing files. Someone is messing with me already. I have two hard wired computers and the wireless is turned on for xbox live, tivo, and one laptop. So because of tivo I originally set up wep 128, as you all know, since that's the most you can do with tivo. Also had mac filters on. (yes i know, not that secure but it's a little home network for crying out loud.) About a month into using everything, security log of the router shows foreign ip address logged on. Spoofed one of the mac addresses. I installed a program called mywifizone and right off the bat it begins blocking someone trying to get on the wireless with different ip addresses and spoofed macs. I assume it won't take them long to figure out a way around this. Meanwhile I install air defense on the laptop and checking the logs later, it tells me that my laptop was redirected and connected to a non preferred ssid several times during the day. My kids had Warcraft up and the alert box doesn't pop up when they are gaming. We don't use the laptop for anything other than school reports, school research, gaming, etc. but I assume someone can get to the wired network through the wireless,right? So here is the thing. I am very newbie, just have begun reading everything I can get my hands on. I would like to seperate the wireless and wired networks. I can not find anything that tells me how to do this. DMZ? Two routers? Would static ips help? If someone can recommend a book that would walk me through it that would be great too. I just want anyone trying to get to the wired through the wireless to be stopped.
So for now, I turn wpa on when we use the laptop and the xbox, and I turn wep on briefly, when I want to transfer some tv over to the media center pc. Then I just shut it all off when we aren't using anything. I could live with this if I didn't have to reset the xbox every time and that sucks.
Also, netstumbler says I have an ad hoc network. I have everything set up for infrastructure so I don't know what that is about either.
Thanks for any insight into the situation.