Creating and Maintaining Home Networks
Router

http://edu-observatory.org/olli/Networks/Router.html



ROUTER
  A NAT router (sometimes referred to as a gateway) creates a
  local area network (LAN) of private IP addresses and
  interconnects that LAN to the wide area network (WAN) known
  as the Internet. The "Network Address Translation" (NAT)
  performed by the router allows multiple computers, smart
  phones, tablets, and other devices connected to the LAN
  behind the router to communicate with the external Internet.

  One should download the Manual (PDF) for your Modem, Router,
  and/or Modem-Router combination.

   
            Modem                         Router


THE CHECKLIST PODCAST 89: ROUTER RUNDOWN  (22+ min)
  https://www.securemac.com/checklist/checklist-89-router-rundown

  Routers -- Most everybody has one at home.  But most of us
  don't know anything about our routers.  If the router gets
  hacked the bad guys can get everything!


WARNING ABOUT ROUTERS
  Most gateway routers used by home customers are profoundly
  not secure. Some routers are so vulnerable to attack that
  they should be thrown out, a security expert said at the
  HOPE X hacker conference in New York.

  "If a router is sold at [a well-known retail electronics
  chain], you don't want to buy it," independent computer
  consultant Michael Horowitz said in a presentation.

  "If your router is given to you by your Internet Service
  Provider (ISP), you don't want to use it either, because
  they give away millions of them, and that makes them a prime
  target both for spy agencies and bad guys."
  
  
ROUTER BUGS, FLAWS, HACKS, AND VULNERABILITIES
  https://routersecurity.org/bugs.php

  If you care about the security of your router, and you
  should, it is best to avoid consumer grade routers. On the
  whole, the software in these routers is buggy as heck. 


SUGGESTED SECURE ROUTERS
  http://edu-observatory.org.olli/Networks/Suggested_Secure_Routers.html

  
  

 
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