I have a laptop running XP Pro SP2 and ZAISS.
I use this laptop at many different businesses to order merchdise for them.I have settings for each companies wireless network to access specific printers and the internet.Well this means
will see roughly 40+ different networks on a regular basis
when traveling to all these businesses.This includes the business networks (Both A
G access), various hotspots, hotel wi-fi access, my home wi-fi, and couple different friends wi-fi setups.
Here is the problem:
Two of the hotspots I do trust have LINKSYS WRT54G routers setup with encryption, but unfortunately they
left the default IP address of 192.168.1.1.
I then leave there I stop at a friends apartment complex on a weekend. I have setup his LINKSYS router with encryption, Mac filtering, changed the SSID & turned off
its broadcast, changed the IP address.Also within the same complex there are 7 other LINKSYS routers are all using the default IP of 192.168.1.1, each one has its own SSID, but ZA is ignoring the SSID and putting them
into the trusted zone.
I may not be able to connect with them but they are all added
merely based on the IP address.
Now I go into settings and remove the IP address from the trusted zone and ZA removes all of them, and it also goes into the wireless connection and deletes the Hotspot site configs that I do trust.
How do I get ZA to trust the two hotspots and ignore the other seven without recongifuring the two hotspots everytime I visit my friends router?Better yet how do I add these seven routers to the Blocked zone but yet allow the two hotspots in my trusted zone?So far
ZA can keep everyone out, but ZA can't seem to selectively let in the ones I do trust without inherently including ones I do not.Just because I trust a network Access point or gateway it should not automatically mean I trust everyone
also connected to it.This is not a very secure
manner for a firewall to perform.
I am beginning to think that ZA is not suited for my specifc needs.
Thanks in advance,Bill
Operating System:Windows XP Pro
Product Name:ZoneAlarm Internet Security Suite