Geekzone: technology news, blogs, forums
Guest
Welcome Guest.
You haven't logged in yet. If you don't have an account you can register now.




371 posts

Ultimate Geek
+1 received by user: 42

Subscriber

Topic # 112830 22-Dec-2012 17:32
Send private message

Hi

My router is a Linksys WRT54G v7  connected to Telstraclear cable via modem.
Its been a great router that has provided robust service.
FYI - my previous netgear was a piece of &^&^&   with constant dropouts.


However now I have bought the kids laptops - I want to be able to limit the data cap used by each kid.
However my router doesnt have adequate access restrictions even under QoS


I have looked at firmware upgrades such as DD-WRT and Tomato - but they say they dont support the version 7 of my router.


Any ideas for work around or upgrade suggestions?


Cheers

Create new topic
Dangerous Chocolate
149 posts

Master Geek
+1 received by user: 34

Subscriber

  Reply # 736395 22-Dec-2012 18:59
Send private message

Yep, get a hold of a router that does support DD-WRT, then put Gargoyle Router on it.

Easily configurable to restrict by IP address, and dhcp can be configured to always and only hand out the same IP to each device.

As you discovered, you will need to find an old WRT54G, or if you are going new I went for TPLink TL-WR1043ND which was just perfect.

Cheers

Hawkes Bay
8477 posts

Uber Geek
+1 received by user: 4

Mod Emeritus
Trusted
Subscriber

  Reply # 736405 22-Dec-2012 19:26
Send private message

+1

Gargoyle also can deny any or all clients who try and use a manual IP different to the one allocated to their MAC.




Visit http://www.thecloud.net.nz for New Zealand based Hosted Exchange, Virtual Servers, Web Hosting, FTP Backup & more.
(1GB free FTP storage, or larger plans from $5.75)
 
 - Setup your own mailserver at home on Ubuntu Server - full step by step howto here.
 - Have you seen this: Nathan "KFC4LIFE" Dunn.


 
 
 
 


6433 posts

Uber Geek
+1 received by user: 1569


  Reply # 736439 22-Dec-2012 22:05
Send private message

If you want to limit them as a means of discipline, then go for the above. If you just want to limit the because they keep using up your data cap then you could always switch to a much larger plan, or unlimited.
Tcl are, IMO, really stingy with data caps. All the other ISPs, orcon, slingshot, telecom,, Vodafone, have larger caps or unlimited plans which will be great for Familys who don't want to worry about their kids using up all their caps.



371 posts

Ultimate Geek
+1 received by user: 42

Subscriber

  Reply # 736485 23-Dec-2012 06:27
Send private message

thanks for advice.
will look at new router

FYI - just went from 20GB to 40GB.
this is first month and they have blown the cap!

really want to stay with Telstra as I like their broadband service and packages esp as we are in wgtn cable zone.



cheers

Create new topic



Twitter »

Follow us to receive Twitter updates when new discussions are posted in our forums:



Follow us to receive Twitter updates when news items and blogs are posted in our frontpage:



Follow us to receive Twitter updates when tech item prices are listed in our price comparison site:





News »

UAV Traffic Management Trial launching today in New Zealand
Posted 12-Dec-2017 16:06


UFB connections pass 460,000
Posted 11-Dec-2017 11:26


The Warehouse Group to adopt IBM Cloud to support digital transformation
Posted 11-Dec-2017 11:22


Dimension Data peeks into digital business 2018
Posted 11-Dec-2017 10:55


2018 Cyber Security Predictions
Posted 7-Dec-2017 14:55


Global Govtech Accelerator to drive public sector innovation in Wellington
Posted 7-Dec-2017 11:21


Stuff Pix media strategy a new direction
Posted 7-Dec-2017 09:37


Digital transformation is dead
Posted 7-Dec-2017 09:31


Fake news and cyber security
Posted 7-Dec-2017 09:27


Dimension Data New Zealand strengthens cybersecurity practice
Posted 5-Dec-2017 20:27


Epson NZ launches new Expression Premium Photo range
Posted 5-Dec-2017 20:26


Eventbrite and Twickets launch integration partnership in Australia and New Zealand
Posted 5-Dec-2017 20:23


New Fujifilm macro lens lands in New Zealand
Posted 5-Dec-2017 20:16


Cyber security not being taken seriously enough
Posted 5-Dec-2017 20:13


Sony commences Android 8.0 Oreo rollout in New Zealand
Posted 5-Dec-2017 20:08



Geekzone Live »

Try automatic live updates from Geekzone directly in your browser, without refreshing the page, with Geekzone Live now.



Are you subscribed to our RSS feed? You can download the latest headlines and summaries from our stories directly to your computer or smartphone by using a feed reader.

Alternatively, you can receive a daily email with Geekzone updates.