I have a 19 near old nephew still living at home sharing his mothers internet connection. Even though I'm using OpenDNS to try and block objectionable material, P2P/Filesharing etc he is still consuming significant volumes of data (>50GB recently). I also suspect hes using a Proxy His mother is also concerned about the copyright infringement act.
My sisters win7 Home Premium PC is on a wired LAN connection to the Router and has a wireless adapter (unused at present). My nephews laptop connects via wireless to the Router.
The Linksys WAG54GP2V2 Router is too old to do any statefull filtering or Traffic quotas etc.
Recently he has found Trojan/Virus infections on his laptop and I have convinced him that I should reinstall windows and create an admin and user account. To remain on the internet he has agreed that I can filter his traffic/browsing.
How do I best achieve this?
I have recently installed Microsoft Family Safety on the younger boys hand-me-down PC, and am intending to use it on this laptop but herein lies the problem: I want to let him have an administrator level account/password so that he can install apps etc on his user level account. But if I give him an admin account he can logon with that and won't be controlled or monitored by Family safety. Family safety won't let you apply many of the settings to an admin account.
Is there any way of having an admin username/password he can use to elevate his regular user account but not be able to logon with it? Remember that Vista Home basic/Premium don't support Group Policy.
Is there a nice simple and free app or configuration tool/setting for Vista Home Basic that will block Torrent Traffic IE statefull Firewall or Transparent Proxy that is easy to set up? I also need to be able to prevent it being tampered with at a user level logon?
Failing this, can I set my sisters unused wlan adapter up as a wireless gateway and install a transparent Proxy between her Lan and Wlan adapters? Nephews Laptop would then use this gateway. Her PC is Win7 Home Premium.
I have never used a Proxy. Squid has been suggested but the configuration looks daunting and I'm not sure how the Windows version works? I'm also not sure if Win7 will let me use the wlan adapter as a gateway?
Sorry this is long winded but I want to explore all options. I'm a scada tech with Network+ certification but i'm more an enthusiast than an IT professional. I don't have any Microsoft certification.
BTW My sister is on a tight budget so a new router is out of the question. We can probably do $50 for a second hand router with suitable firmware or an old Thin client or wyse-term running XP Embedded or Linux but I've never played with linux ether.