Your IoT devices are usually easy to hack, and they put the other devices on your network at risk. One way to help protect your more important devices is to keep them on a separate network, and create firewall rules that block your insecure devices from talking to any other network.
Your firewalls are a crucial part of your privacy and security setup. You can think of them like a bouncer at a building, deciding who is allowed to enter and who is not.
In this video we show you how to create a separate network for your insecure devices like IoT devices. We then show you how to create firewall rules to silo these devices on the separate network, so that they can’t access any of your important devices on other networks.
00:38 What is a Basic Firewall?
02:13 What is a Next Gen Firewall?
03:38 Network Segmenting
04:00 Video Overview
04:45 Enabling OPT1 and OPT2 Interfaces
05:39 Creating our OPT1 and OPT2 Networks
13:14 Testing Our Networks
13:42 Firewalls: Siloing Networks
Your home network is key to the privacy and security of your online activity, so it’s really worth taking the time to learn about how to make it more robust.
This is the 2nd video in our series about home networks. In the first we explained how your router is actually really insecure, how there’s better software and firmware you should be using, and we taught you how to install these better systems.
1st video in this series, Installing pfSense and Setting up your LAN network:
3rd video in this series on home networks:
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Faraday bag (signal stopping, to protect your fob, credit card, computer, and phone)
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