Configure content filtering and parental controls

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Configure content filtering and parental controls. Most SOHO routers provide content filtering and parental controls that prevent hosts from accessing specific websites or using a specific Internet service, such as chat, torrent, or gaming applications. Physically secure the router. Anyone with physical access to the router can make configuration changes and gain access to the network. To prevent this, limit physical access to the router. For example, place the router and other networking equipment in a locked closet. Additional configuration steps Depending on the implementation, it may be necessary to take the following steps in order to configure the SOHO router for a particular network environment: Enable and configure a DMZ (demilitarized zone) host. Configuring DMZ on a SOHO router causes all incoming port traffic to be forwarded to the specified DMZ host. Because this can open up the network to a variety of external threats, only configure DMZ if you understand all the implications associated with it. Configure quality of service (QoS) settings. Most SOHO routers provide basic QoS functionality. When enabled, QoS prioritizes certain network communications over others. For example, VoIP network traffic would be given higher priority and more bandwidth than HTTP (web browser) traffic. Enable the Universal Plug and Play (UPnP) networking protocol. UPnP is a networking protocol that allows UPnP enabled devices to easily discover each other on the network and share data and media content. Configuring a SOHO Router 0:00-0:50 In this demonstration we're going to spend a few minutes configuring a SOHO router. Now, I've unboxed the router, and I read the documentation and the documentation said to connectthis workstation right here directly to the back of the router using an Ethernet cable, and connecting that Ethernet cable to this workstation and also to a LAN port on that router. And it also directed me to use a standard telephone cable to connect the WAN port on the router to my phone line. This is a DSL SOHO router and by doing this, it can communicate with my Internet service provider, my telephone company. So at this point, this workstation is now connected to that SOHO router, but that SOHO router is not working yet. Out of the box, it has very little configuration implemented on it, and it's not going to work until we actually go in and make some configuration changes. Logical IP Addressing Scheme 0:51-5:52
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Now, this SOHO router uses a web-based interface to configure it, so I need to be able to access that web-based interface from my workstation. Now, I checked the documentation, and the SOHO router is assigned a default IP address out of the box at the factory of 192.168.1.1. So in order to access it, to bring up the web-based configuration interface I've got to configure my workstation such that it's on the same logical network as that SOHO router. Now, physically they're connected together with an Ethernet cable, but we also have to make the appropriate changes to the IP addressing of the workstation so that it's on the one 192.168.1.0 network, and I've already done that here. I went in
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  • Spring '14
  • Computer network, Local area network, Network topology, Metropolitan area network

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