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Topic # 160110 23-Dec-2014 22:47
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has anyone played with mac address filtering on these cheap routers







Telecom HG630b





I have a kid (under 16) in the house that will stay up all night unless i kill
internet access.. I know mac address could be spoofed but its wired connection
and I monitor it as well to make sure its not being bypassed

but its not working correctly..

I notice the facebook chat he had open on night was still receiving and sending messages

34min passed the set time of REject

yeh other sites like goodle didnt load and gave time out on browser

any idea on that one?





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  Reply # 1202975 23-Dec-2014 23:13
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If it is Ethernet then you could always just unplug the cable or plug the cable into a switch and turn the switch off at night? I think whatever you do he'll break past it.

I've got a setup using a Mikrotik at one of my cousins places that broadcasts a "Hotspot" SSID (secured, to give the kids the impression that is the wireless network) and a private hidden SSID for the parents. Each of the ports are bridged into the hotspot service to not raise suspicion. At 9pm the internet will slow to a crawl (going through a traffic limited queue) and now the kids think that is due to everyone else being on and just give up on the internet. They've even tried plugging their laptops into the router and got the same slowness so my plan worked! The queues were set to limit the connection to 32kbit so was like turning it off. Parents could still use the (other WiFi network) fine.

Anyway, getting sidetracked. Rule of thumb from (this thread) is the kid will always try to find a way around anything you do, you need to outsmart kids these days and it is getting increasingly more difficult.

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  Reply # 1202977 23-Dec-2014 23:18
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nah.. not a solution messing with cables. and locking the switch in a cupboard.

needs to be NOT manual...process..

and hes a thick as cheeze.. he never figure out mac spoofing (but I dont think that works
with cables anyhow? only wifi.. I could turn of wifi remotely though)

was there firmware update that fixes this..

i suspect it blocks new sites access but somehow leaves a hole open for current connections
like fb chat (on laptop FF browser)

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  Reply # 1202978 23-Dec-2014 23:20
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I didnt see a quota control on this telecom router either..

why do they supply crap routers to long term or 1 year contract families :?

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  Reply # 1202988 24-Dec-2014 00:45
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kiwigeek1: I didnt see a quota control on this telecom router either..

why do they supply crap routers to long term or 1 year contract families :?

Because most families don't need these sorts of features - discipline ;)

It works as a router and that is what most people need. I think with MAC Blocking via WiFi you need to knock everyone offline by a router reboot on most routers.

Try a firmware update (Here) but bare in mind this will reset the router more than likely so backup your settings or just recreate them again once it has updated.

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  Reply # 1202991 24-Dec-2014 01:05
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yeh thats scarey.. backup settings but restore settings may and prob wont work

i see mine is 17 ver on end.. and this is 21.. so 4 updates since..

but theres not history of fixes or features lol

I have to see if can find googling more.

might not be worth it..

and yeh.. this kid is a out of control ... not our kid but sisters.. hes 15
and messed up..

we cant rid him til hes 16

so discipline.. yeah... sounds easy

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  Reply # 1203054 24-Dec-2014 09:15
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Have you thought of buying a normal electrical timer like what people use to switch lights on and off while on holiday??

It's a low tech solution but sometimes they are the most effective.

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  Reply # 1203130 24-Dec-2014 12:08
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you mean to reboot router? so mac works properly :)
Im up to 3am anyhow I could do that manually /remotely its still manual way to do stuff

i would of thought it would of had scheduled off and on like media servers have

I havent update.. cant be blowed seeing what a mess it will make and extra work resetting up everything

read some dont like the new version firmware ? can find any changes files online seems
its unique router to telecom

perhaps rebranded?

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