Q. How can I force the type of network in Windows?
Q. Do I need multiple NICs for Web Application Proxy?
I'm in the middle of a three-week European vacation, and I’ve had home networking on my mind. That’s strange, considering I'm thousands of miles from home, right? But I've been staying at a lot of bed-and-breakfasts, which are typically in people's homes, and many of these homes actually have broadband-connected computers and even wireless networks. As you might expect, few of them are configured properly.
In “Controlling Windows Firewall with PowerShell” and “Hand-Crafted Firewall Rules with PowerShell,” I’ve talked about a number of ways to configure the firewall for maximum usability. This month, I’ll put firewall control to bed with a couple extra details: how to restrict a firewall rule to a specific range of IP addresses, and how to build ICMP-type rules, such as you’d need to allow pings. I’ll finish up with a few useful examples.