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Topic # 119643 8-Jun-2013 23:20
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Hi


Just wondering if anyone has got the 50gb bundle and free modem.router

called vodafone station

my sister signed up last week but doesnt want her boy to get access to the unit
to find out wifi password etc

so Im asking on her behalf..

1) Is there a way to lock the from panel with a global access pin
so to stop someone accessing the settings and find out the passwords or disabling it
etc

2) Is there a way to do quota with it? so can give the kids on a mac address via wifi
I saw quickly a manual but I didnt see quatos mentioned.. only hours of day access
and blocking certain sites.. also I say be hard to block torrenting


3) Can one turn of the back lan ports... as if the router is not in a locked cupboard

no stopping a kid connecting on the back while your not home.. I know you could
block access via mac but then they might use a friends USB.lan doogle or mates laptop


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  Reply # 833269 9-Jun-2013 21:56
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sounds like it might just be easier to take said kids laptop and lock it away when you don't want them using it :P







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  Reply # 833273 9-Jun-2013 22:01
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teens dont do as they are told espc boys now days.. havent you noticed

would be good if isps stop shipping crap free routers that dont support all the needs of the
parents

you think a pin to lock the lcd access would be basic!

and also if got access control that it supports a min. a monthly quota lock per mac address

i believe many reflash routers with a WRT mod one thats supports quotas and more

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  Reply # 833277 9-Jun-2013 22:23
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The ISP's could probably send you routers that had all the bells and whistles, but then the price would most likely increase. What would you prefer? A more expensive connection provided by a router with a whole tonne of utilities and features that very few people would actually use, or a cheaper connection with a router that just does the job it's required to do, no more, no less?

In your situation I would purchase the router myself and configure it to suit me.



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  Reply # 833278 9-Jun-2013 22:28
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i dont think quotas and a pin number to lock paneklaccess is too much of a over board request

most of the routers prob cost $20.. i have a crappy broadcom still from telecom

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  Reply # 833282 9-Jun-2013 22:38
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I have one its rubbish its going back and I'm changing ISP's

Short story:
I was with Telstra
They decided to upgrade my connection without telling me ie move to Vodafones gear.
Tuesday morning no ADSL connection
Bit later no phone
10:00 both back  But at 2/3 the previous speed between 0.8 and 1.2 Mbps
corus man spends 1 1/2 hours checking the line nothing wrong
they sent me a new station 2 router because it might work better
It doesn't and I cant ever disable DHCP
I have missed out the 4 plus hours of jibber jabber to some foreign call centre
They have basically said tough bickies that's as fast as you get now
I'm off to someone else
Auda



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  Reply # 833286 9-Jun-2013 22:51
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well I was talking about sister but she went with vodafone but im with telecom and both routers are rubbish

I have to reboot, power off and on cos it locks up sometimes prob once a month but its a few years old now (still waiting for the ok for fiber they put the lines in the street 3 months ago now but not to house.).. also the router is worse in summer if gets too hot in the room but i read thats a common problem with these
routers


I have paid out $200 for linksys router for the kitchen and link to the telecom one.. its takes some of the load of it on the better one and since all main routers are 1gig now and the telecom router use
just for the internet which is slow anyhoe but dont use the wired ports on back


but yeah perhaps they should have a option to offer a top router for more of a cost

I probably do that as long as keep it as it always saves buying own one later on. even though having multiple routers around the house with own access points isnt so bad idea


I also saw that these stations use WPS... I believe its totally hackable and not wise to even allow
such a stupid ease of setup feature

I didnt have time to go into the browser when I was around her house to check the advance settings
to see if wps can be turned off

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  Reply # 833332 10-Jun-2013 07:13
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To sort of answer your question.
I dont know of a quota system but for reliable heaps of options and cheep you cant go past a Linksys WRT 54gx
ver 4 or earlier with ddwrt firmware. The is probably something better than ddwrt now.
Put an old laptop in front with Freesco on it and you have a near hack proof system that will also log data usage by MAC or IP address Freesco can also do a heap of other things like run Apache,  Smba and mail servers.
That's what I have been using for over 15 years with no failures I didn't cause.
Auda

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  Reply # 833371 10-Jun-2013 09:21
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I reckon Telecom or Vodafone need to run a secret competition to design a gateway which works for people with these sorts of needs...

Jon

Edit: grammar/spelling on Monday morning not up to scratch.

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  Reply # 833382 10-Jun-2013 09:38
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jonherries: I reckon Telecom or Vodafone need to run a secret competition to design a gateway which works for people with these sorts of needs...

Jon

Edit: grammar/spelling on Monday morning not up to scratch.


Yes..... good idea.
I wonder where one might contribute ideas and opinions on the features said router/gateway might have...

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  Reply # 833387 10-Jun-2013 09:46
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kiwigeek1: but yeah perhaps they should have a option to offer a top router for more of a cost
 


Well, we have the Telecom Geekzone Modem/Gateway project going on. Voting closes today and I see some people who could have an interest in this have not voted yet...





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  Reply # 833441 10-Jun-2013 11:13
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You could always take his laptop and make 2 accounts on it, his account which is a normal user, and an admin account. From the admin account disable the LAN ports on his laptop, and when he's not supposed to use it disable the WiFi as well.




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  Reply # 833462 10-Jun-2013 11:37
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i think windows has parental controls too and you can block all the interesting parts of the internet and leave them with the boring bits if you so desire.







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  Reply # 833493 10-Jun-2013 12:48
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lol you cant control teens who think they have thr right to do what they want.. you cant even smack them
now days

its like teens loose their monds from 13 to 19 then they come back to being human again
or kick them out the house when old enough... always gets messy with broken homes
and no dads about

hes threaten to smach up lcd tvs if his laptop is taken and other damage

hes got admin rights on laptop so can install games ...


its very easy to hack windows 7 even with a boot cd with a password resetter or account type changer

the sister wants to give him some internet access and so far she gives it via her tablet

just be nicer and easier to control it from a router thats locked down.

but getting off topic a bit now.

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  Reply # 833580 10-Jun-2013 14:38
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kiwigeek1: lol you cant control teens who think they have thr right to do what they want.. you cant even smack them
now days

its like teens loose their monds from 13 to 19 then they come back to being human again
or kick them out the house when old enough... always gets messy with broken homes
and no dads about

hes threaten to smach up lcd tvs if his laptop is taken and other damage

hes got admin rights on laptop so can install games ...


its very easy to hack windows 7 even with a boot cd with a password resetter or account type changer

the sister wants to give him some internet access and so far she gives it via her tablet

just be nicer and easier to control it from a router thats locked down.

but getting off topic a bit now.


i say let them make their own mistakes, if they learn from them, good. if they dont, natural selection.





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