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Topic # 113227 10-Jan-2013 10:41 Send private message

Hi There!

I am looking for a Home User suitable solution to stop one PC (mac address) from anything except web surfing, or if that isn't possible all access to the internet during specific times?

ADSL Connection. Would prefer something out of the box, rather than a specific firmware based solution.

Anyone know if the major vendors have that functionality built in?


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  Reply # 742699 10-Jan-2013 10:56 Send private message

The parental access controls on Win7 let you set allowed operating hours for specific non-admin user accounts. I use it for my kids, it logs them off a half hour before bed-time, and won't let them log on til later the next morning. You can also white list web-sites etc.

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  Reply # 742700 10-Jan-2013 10:56 Send private message

Most routers have some forms of access controls,

I know that the linksys WAG200G will do what you want, but I also suspect that many others will too..

Here is a recent thread asking a similar question, that might help..

http://www.geekzone.co.nz/forums.asp?forumid=66&topicid=113204

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  Reply # 742702 10-Jan-2013 10:58 Send private message

Have a read of this thread started yesterday.

EDIT: Beaten by wellygary!

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  Reply # 742705 10-Jan-2013 11:06 Send private message

I use Microsofts Family Safety system to limit my daughters usage etc.






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  Reply # 742706 10-Jan-2013 11:08 Send private message

Yah I don't want to do it on the PC, as the user is a teenager with reasonable technical skills. Hopefully if we set it on the router then we can set a password and he won't be able to change it.

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  Reply # 742716 10-Jan-2013 11:34 Send private message

I know you said no specific firmware based, but Gargoyle really is awesome for this.

Can buy routers pre-loaded too...




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  Reply # 742720 10-Jan-2013 11:41 Send private message

I know you said no specific firmware based, but Gargoyle really is awesome for this.

Can buy routers pre-loaded too...




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  Reply # 742732 10-Jan-2013 12:04 Send private message

networkn: Yah I don't want to do it on the PC, as the user is a teenager with reasonable technical skills. Hopefully if we set it on the router then we can set a password and he won't be able to change it.


with little technical skills someone can over come your lock down, if you let port 443 (SSL / HTTPS traffic). It easy to setup a VPN over SSL and tunnel all traffic down the VPN there by passing your lock down. Cutting off internet is best, but if they have a smartphone then it easy to use that to get onto the internet now days.



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  Reply # 742733 10-Jan-2013 12:05 Send private message

bagheera:
networkn: Yah I don't want to do it on the PC, as the user is a teenager with reasonable technical skills. Hopefully if we set it on the router then we can set a password and he won't be able to change it.


with little technical skills someone can over come your lock down, if you let port 443 (SSL / HTTPS traffic). It easy to setup a VPN over SSL and tunnel all traffic down the VPN there by passing your lock down. Cutting off internet is best, but if they have a smartphone then it easy to use that to get onto the internet now days.


Yup. They will have to monitor the situation and adjust accordingly. 


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