Matrix Games Forums

Deal of the Week Battle Academy Battle Academy 2 Out now!Legions of Steel ready for betaBattle Academy 2 gets trailers and Steam page!Deal of the Week Germany at WarSlitherine Group acquires Shenandoah StudioNew information and screenshots for Pike & ShotDeal of the Week Pride of NationsTo End All Wars Releasing on Steam! Slitherine is recruiting: Programmers required
Forums  Register  Login  Photo Gallery  Member List  Search  Calendars  FAQ 

My Profile  Inbox  Address Book  My Subscription  My Forums  Log Out

some technical advice

 
View related threads: (in this forum | in all forums)

Logged in as: Guest
Users viewing this topic: none
  Printable Version
All Forums >> [General] >> General Discussion >> some technical advice Page: [1]
Login
Message << Older Topic   Newer Topic >>
some technical advice - 4/14/2012 4:46:25 PM   
Zap


Posts: 1639
Joined: 12/6/2004
From: LAS VEGAS TAKE A CHANCE
Status: offline
Hi everyone. I have a question that I'm sure someone can answer. I have a router. A renter wants to connect to the internet through my router.

The question is. Is it safe to let them do so?

I have a blocker on my browser which will not permit them going to questionable sites sights.
Post #: 1
RE: some technical advice - 4/14/2012 6:10:43 PM   
planner 3

 

Posts: 618
Joined: 3/7/2008
Status: offline
First question I would ask you/myself. Would I give him my passbook number, or my SSN, or credit card number ? If the answer to any of above is NO ! then don't do it. Even a honest man can accede to temptation. Plus your privacy may get violated etc. One old mans opinion (1OMO)

_____________________________

"As Pogo said, 'We have met the enemy and he is us' "

(in reply to Zap)
Post #: 2
RE: some technical advice - 4/14/2012 6:18:43 PM   
junk2drive


Posts: 12901
Joined: 6/27/2002
From: Arizona West Coast
Status: offline
"One old man" = cynical old fart

That makes three of us in this thread.

If you have everything password protected, maybe, but I don't know enough about this stuff.

Did you get any snow?

(in reply to planner 3)
Post #: 3
RE: some technical advice - 4/14/2012 6:34:12 PM   
parusski


Posts: 4688
Joined: 5/8/2000
From: Wyoming, Even Liberals Welcome
Status: online
quote:

ORIGINAL: Zap

Hi everyone. I have a question that I'm sure someone can answer. I have a router. A renter wants to connect to the internet through my router.

The question is. Is it safe to let them do so?

I have a blocker on my browser which will not permit them going to questionable sites sights.



What brand is your router, and what is the model number.

< Message edited by parusski -- 4/14/2012 6:35:04 PM >


_____________________________

"I hate newspapermen. They come into camp and pick up their camp rumors and print them as facts. I regard them as spies, which, in truth, they are. If I killed them all there would be news from Hell before breakfast."- W.T. Sherman

(in reply to Zap)
Post #: 4
RE: some technical advice - 4/14/2012 7:12:41 PM   
Zap


Posts: 1639
Joined: 12/6/2004
From: LAS VEGAS TAKE A CHANCE
Status: offline

quote:

ORIGINAL: planner 3

First question I would ask you/myself. Would I give him my passbook number, or my SSN, or credit card number ? If the answer to any of above is NO ! then don't do it. Even a honest man can accede to temptation. Plus your privacy may get violated etc. One old mans opinion (1OMO)



I am leaning that way. If there was some assurance that they could not access my computer. But I just don't know enough about it.

(in reply to planner 3)
Post #: 5
RE: some technical advice - 4/14/2012 7:19:47 PM   
Zap


Posts: 1639
Joined: 12/6/2004
From: LAS VEGAS TAKE A CHANCE
Status: offline
quote:

ORIGINAL: junk2drive

"One old man" = cynical old fart

That makes three of us in this thread.

If you have everything password protected, maybe, but I don't know enough about this stuff.

Did you get any snow?



Hi Junk2drive,

Thats why I'm asking. I'm in the dark about this. If there was some sure protection. I know hotels offer free internet to guests. But They have proof a vistitor used it. My question is. What if the people make a terrorist threat using my internet connection or some other criminal action. Could I be held responsible..

Today is April 14. Snow in the Southern California mountains!!. We recieved about an 2 inches

< Message edited by Zap -- 4/14/2012 7:24:59 PM >

(in reply to junk2drive)
Post #: 6
RE: some technical advice - 4/14/2012 7:24:23 PM   
Zap


Posts: 1639
Joined: 12/6/2004
From: LAS VEGAS TAKE A CHANCE
Status: offline

quote:

ORIGINAL: parusski

quote:

ORIGINAL: Zap

Hi everyone. I have a question that I'm sure someone can answer. I have a router. A renter wants to connect to the internet through my router.

The question is. Is it safe to let them do so?

I have a blocker on my browser which will not permit them going to questionable sites sights.



What brand is your router, and what is the model number.





Parusski,

I have a Linksys WRT150N



Thanks to everyone for your responses. All these things computer related/ internet related you have to be concerned about security.

(in reply to parusski)
Post #: 7
RE: some technical advice - 4/14/2012 7:40:21 PM   
Hertston


Posts: 3479
Joined: 8/17/2002
From: Plymouth, UK
Status: offline
quote:

ORIGINAL: Zap

What if the people make a terrorist threat using my internet connection or some other criminal action. Could I be held responsible..


What business are you running; an Al Qaeda training camp? Seriously, it has to be a matter of realistic risk. Sure, the police are likely to be along asking questions if your renter made a terrorist threat online, but then they would be along if he turned out to be the mad axe murderer as well. How likely is either scenario? The only significant risk would be accessing 'dodgy' porn sites and such, but you seem to have that angle covered.

On the flip-side, is internet access a facility you need to offer to attract tenants?

(in reply to Zap)
Post #: 8
RE: some technical advice - 4/14/2012 9:40:37 PM   
Zap


Posts: 1639
Joined: 12/6/2004
From: LAS VEGAS TAKE A CHANCE
Status: offline

quote:

ORIGINAL: Hertston

quote:

ORIGINAL: Zap

What if the people make a terrorist threat using my internet connection or some other criminal action. Could I be held responsible..


What business are you running; an Al Qaeda training camp? Seriously, it has to be a matter of realistic risk. Sure, the police are likely to be along asking questions if your renter made a terrorist threat online, but then they would be along if he turned out to be the mad axe murderer as well. How likely is either scenario? The only significant risk would be accessing 'dodgy' porn sites and such, but you seem to have that angle covered.

On the flip-side, is internet access a facility you need to offer to attract tenants?






Hi Herston,

You know that the service does not have to be offered. I have them renting presently. Its easier If i just say I can't offer the internet.

Yes your right about the threats. I really wasn't expecting the extreme. That example was intended to find out exactly what my risk could be. And I do have the porno covered.

So your saying there would be little risk. Just for my knowledge.

(in reply to Hertston)
Post #: 9
RE: some technical advice - 4/14/2012 10:44:56 PM   
parusski


Posts: 4688
Joined: 5/8/2000
From: Wyoming, Even Liberals Welcome
Status: online
You should be able to access the routers online control panel.

Type 192.168.1.1 in your browser address field.

A screen will appear asking for user name and password, leave these blank and click the OK button.

Along the top(or left side) locate Internet Access Policy tab and select it. There should be a tab to select here, maybe Policies or something similar. In this section you will be able to block websites with keywords. This is labeled Blocking by Keyword. Enter as many keywords as you think you need such as "kiddie porn"...

Then save settings.

_____________________________

"I hate newspapermen. They come into camp and pick up their camp rumors and print them as facts. I regard them as spies, which, in truth, they are. If I killed them all there would be news from Hell before breakfast."- W.T. Sherman

(in reply to Zap)
Post #: 10
Page:   [1]
All Forums >> [General] >> General Discussion >> some technical advice Page: [1]
Jump to:





New Messages No New Messages
Hot Topic w/ New Messages Hot Topic w/o New Messages
Locked w/ New Messages Locked w/o New Messages
 Post New Thread
 Reply to Message
 Post New Poll
 Submit Vote
 Delete My Own Post
 Delete My Own Thread
 Rate Posts


Forum Software © ASPPlayground.NET Advanced Edition 2.4.5 ANSI

0.072