Lacie ethernet disk mini and firewalls

Discussion in 'Mac Accessories' started by Gee, Jul 6, 2005.

  1. Gee macrumors 65816

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    Quick question for all you networking experts out there. I just bought a Lacie 250GB ethernet disk mini, and have connected it to the spare ethernet port on my airport extreme basestation. It works fine and I can mount it as a share. So far, so good.

    However, my airport is plugged into a broadband adsl modem, and neither have a firewall. Does this mean that any files I put on the disk would therefore be hackable from the big bad internet? Do I need to get a modem with an integrated firewall? Is it not a problem because it's only a disk, not a computer? Not sure how any of this actually works, but thoughts would be much appreciated.

    G
     
  2. alexprice macrumors 6502a

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    Replace you broadband modem with a broadband router, i.e: Netgear DG834, its got a firewall built in and an ADSL modem.

    Alex
     
  3. Gee thread starter macrumors 65816

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    So is that a 'yes', my data on the disk is at risk/accessible from outside?
     
  4. alexprice macrumors 6502a

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    As long as you use passwords on you setup then the chances of your data being accessed is VERY small, so 'yes' to answer your reply.

    Alex
     

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