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    anonymous
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    I will be setting up a machine that would probably get infected soon, but will my work pc and other devices be safe as long as that one is connected only to my guest network?

    There is all sorts of procedures like DMZ setup and configuring a firewall , though I am not very familiar but I can learn if necessary. I am wondering if guest network will be enough.

    One more question if it is okay. If my trusted pc is connected with ethernet to my router, I’m assuming the guest network would not be able to talk with that either, is that correct?

  • #381153

    jflaster

    If you are not going to setup dmz and all the stuff you listed above. Setting a strong password for the routers login is the only other thing you can do. You can also whitelist Mac addresses to be able to login as well

  • #381154

    texasyardie

    Why not set this machine up completely outside your network? I don’t know what type of computing requirements you need, but AWS or GPC would probably run a box at whatever specifications you need for very little. You could also run your machine in a VM environment and set up totally separate private networking.

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