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Shaw wifi with 3rd party router - additional devices on network

Question asked by drandywebb on Sep 19, 2014
Latest reply on Sep 20, 2014 by shaw-matt

I have successfully added a 3rd party (NetGear) AC wifi router to replace the Shaw SMC modem wifi.  Prior to this I had a PC connected (wired) to the network which was being used a "file server".  It was being accessed both from within the network and from the outside via a VPN connection.  With the new setup the PC is still connected to the SMC modem and the external VPN connection works but not surprisingly it can't be accessed from a laptop that is connected to the new Wifi network.

 

In order to maintain this functionality, what would be the best setup?  As is or connect the PC to the NetGear modem?

Depending of the setup, I presume I would need to make some mods to the firewall on either the SMC or Netgear modem?

 

Can I get some guidance on what the best approach might be?

 

Thanks for your help.


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