nightfire wrote:so, i have an unfortunate tale to tell. I have a great, working, clean computer. and i keep everything up to date, full virus, spyware, firewall etc...
anyway, there has been the addition of a new computer to the network. this other computer is connected via a motorola router. Well, here is were the terror begins... This new computer is infested with a whole ton of everything! spyware, about 25 viruses, and possibly hackers. so, nothing is going to be changed on this "evil" computer, due to owner's neglegence. I was wondering if anyone had any suggestions on how i could completely block out the other computer and somehow "quarantine" it.
this is a big problem, and any help would be great!
well, you could try to remove the ofending software
thats going ot be hard.
you could reformat reinstall winbloze
better yet, try out vista/linux
if thats not going to work for you then there are two ways to do this..
block all access form it completly (ie unplug the eithernet cabel)
or keep it conencted to the network with a firewall (both on computer and router... plus all you computers should have a firewall)
then, in router you should be able to limit Enet connectivity by MAC address, that way it can still be networked but not Enet.
if it has to connect to the internet but be seprate from you other computers that a second router will be nessary (or any device that does teh function of a NAT)