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awraynor

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With my pending job change I am looking at a likely 4-8 week stay in an Extended Stay Hotel Environment.

I would like to connect a desktop, notebook and my 2011 box to the network.

 

I understand this to be a less than desirable scenario in many ways,  not looking forward to it.

 

What are some best practices that I could follow in this situation?

 

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I'd put an intermediate router/firewall between the hotel network and my own equipment. And then depending on the sensitivity of my work, I'd go one step further and configure a VPN connection to my work HQ.

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My family will stay behind for a couple of months and leaving the DIR-655 with them. Given it already works well with Ooma and everything else.

 

I found my trusty old Linksys WRT-54G loaded with DD-WRT in the closet as we were packing. I've got it in the box with me and thought

the router would be a good idea. I'll set all to a public network, with windows firewall enabled.

 

The server has BitDefender Free with windows firewall. The desktop with BitDefender Sphere and I can use their firewall in lieu of Windows Firewall

if that would be superior. I will likely take my wife's Windows 8.1 notebook and leave her the chromebook. She likes the Chromebook better anyway.

 

Given the length of stay I want to be as safe as possible. This is certainly an impetus to find a house as quickly as possible, but I'll be in there for

at least a month.

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I also have a DD-WRT router running OpenVPN.... Well, my need to access geo-blocked sites is my reason for setting it up. But I imagine you could do the same for purposes of security.

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If the hotel has a wired connection uee your router there and just creste your own private network. Definitely create a VPN back to the home network.

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If the hotel has a wired connection uee your router there and just creste your own private network. Definitely create a VPN back to the home network.

 

Seems the way to go. Now to get on the ground and actually find somewhere to stay temporarily.

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Yes. It is a suboptimal situation in many ways. I hope it is a max of 6-8 weeks.

 

Thankfully I have already seeded my 800GB CrashPlan backup.

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