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Networking witha d-link router
Posted by: Kraniac
Date: June 07, 2006 10:18AM
Im wondering about networking with a router.

I've hooked up a d-link router for my internet, going to three comps.

I want to be able to network between two of them.

When I apply file sharing it says blah blah, "people on macs will be able to access files" etc. Does this mean Im availabe to the world? or just my comps? Im on cable internet and I have no experience networking.

ALso...when I type in the id# (afp:// etc,.) in my browser for the comp i want to access, am i swapping files via the internet? or are they just traveling through my network?

Im confused...what does the designation "afp" mean?

Any other issues that you can think of would be appreciated...THanks



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Re: Networking witha d-link router
Posted by: M A V I C
Date: June 07, 2006 11:26AM
afp = AppleTalk Filing Protocol. That's the technology your macs are using to connect to each other.

Your files are basically only available for you to see unless you configure port forwarding. If you didn't do that, don't worry about it. Just make sure you set a password on your router.

Technically someone can still see your files if they try hard enough. Just this week I had a full-patched windows box, with windows firewall turned on and very little installed, be compromised even though it was behind a hardware router/firewall.




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Re: Networking witha d-link router
Posted by: Kraniac
Date: June 07, 2006 06:06PM
SO, basically, the router is acting as a pathway between these comps..i am not boomeranging my files out into the internet and then into whatever computer in my office i am sharing them with? correct?

forgive me, I am a @#$%& in these areas.
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