How can I provide internet access but prevent network PC/printer access?
In our small office, we have several networked PC’s and printers. Some months ago, it became necessary to provide internet access at a 2nd remote rural location about a half mile from the main office. This internet access must NOT include network access to the main office PC’s and printers. So I ran network cable from a LAN port on the office router to the LAN port on a 2nd router in the remote location (using a modem extender). This arrangement seemed to work well. Using PC’s at the 2nd location, I could access the internet but could NOT see or access the PC’s or printers in the main office. Then I took a laptop that was working in the main office to the 2nd location. I printed a page and accidently selected a printer from the main office, which was still listed as an option. I assumed that a “device not found” error would result, so I was surprised when the page printed correctly on a printer in the main office. How could this be, and what can I do to ensure that PC’s at the 2nd location can NOT access the main office PC’s/printers?
Thanks in advance for any explanation and suggestions.