Enabling connection sharing

  dontaskme 18:32 26 Jun 2003
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I want to set up a small network and share files and internet between two computers.

If I enable connection sharing, will it affect security over the internet?

  recap 18:37 26 Jun 2003

As long as your PC that is connected to the Internet has a firewall and antivirus then there sould be no problem. You could install both on the other computer if you feel it to be safer.

  jojo_1 21:30 26 Jun 2003

I wouldnt recommend a firewall on both pc's as they will probably conflict with each other, instead set up the main pc's firewall with ICS and it will protect both pc's.

  hellred 21:06 27 Jun 2003

set up a password to access the drives and change it every so often, anyway just a quick solution.

The PC that has the internet connection ( called the Gateway ) should have a firewall and AVG installed as a precaution and the other PC will be just fine.

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