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Offline Diesel Topic starter
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I need to ask the Grown-up's for some help. I have a Home network running very successfully, two Lap-tops, two P.C.'s and various other smaller devices, phones, note pads etc, all running through a Wireless router. My PC is set up as the Admin.

What I need to achieve is to limit internet access, time wise, to one or more devices without interfering with the others.

Would those devices need to be Hard wired or can I achieve this through the Wireless router.

Having trawled the net for answers, I now know how to set up networks on the Moon but not how to solve this issue.  scratch-head
Posted December 13, 2011, 12:16:57 PM Logged
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Offline Diesel Topic starter
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One more thing, I'm running Vista, the device I'm targeting run's XP.
Posted December 13, 2011, 12:18:40 PM Logged
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Offline DaveMorton
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Trying to restrict internet access during chores/homework time? Smiley

What brand/model is the router you have for the network, Diesel?
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Offline Diesel Topic starter
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Not so much that Dave, over night restriction is what I'm after. On my PC this was easily achieved using the Parental controls for said Leeches account, however, now that said Leech has it's own PC, much against my judgement I must add, I need to restrict that PC which is connected via our Netgear router.
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Offline Data
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Dave is right, it’s down to the router and I’m pretty sure the one you have doesn’t have that type of options.

All I can think of is turning the router off over night.

But out of interest what is the make and model of the router.
Posted December 13, 2011, 13:53:24 PM Logged

Offline DaveMorton
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Depending on the model/firmware of the router in question, there may be an option available for blocking IP addresses/ports by schedule, which should do the trick.

I suggest the following:

http://kbserver.netgear.com/pdf/mr814v3_ref_manual.pdf

From my Netgear router, I can log in, then click on "Access Control" from the left nav menu. From there, make sure the firewall is enabled, add the IP address/MAC address of the computers you want to schedule access for, set the days/times that you want to restrict access for, then either select "block all services", or select which services/ports you want to restrict. Hit "Apply", let the router do it's thing, and Bob's your Uncle! Smiley
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Offline DaveMorton
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Data's idea of turning off the router is also good if:

 A.) you don't have a setting for it in your router, and

 B.) if the router isn't in a place where someone can just turn it back on. Smiley

Crap. 6AM here. I guess this is now officially an "All-nighter". Sad
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Offline Diesel Topic starter
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Not sure, but I think I've done it, I will find out at 22:30 GMT if all HELL breaks loose as our youngest leech cannot get her fix of Face Book.  very-angry sign-sad sign-evil-laugh

I was just thinking, "I'll let you know", but you will probably hear it Dave, oh, and many Thanks.  worship
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Offline DaveMorton
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That's one of the greatest joys in my life, Diesel. Well, two, actually... Helping others and p1$$ing children off.
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Offline Data
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Dave you still up, keep drinking the tea Smiley

Hmm, I’m thinking, how does Diesel know what computer has what IP?, its not exactly an easy thing to find out for an apprentice geek.

Or was it a wireless setting that cuts off all connections, interesting.

Fingers crossed for you Diesel, if you’ve pulled this off, do you want a job? 
Posted December 13, 2011, 15:06:56 PM Logged

Offline Diesel Topic starter
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Getting the IP address was simple, venturing into said Leeches bedroom was a task not to be undertaken by the Faint Hearted or those of a Nervous Disposition.  More Therapy required I feel. A couple of beers should see me OK.

As for being an Apprentice Geek, that would imply I was on a learning curve, I think you'll find, I'm on a learning FLAT as far as this stuff is concerned, I have the advantage of being able to call upon a group of Grown-up's who know what they are talking about.  Cheesy
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Offline DaveMorton
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Actually, the Client table in the router's setup page lists the computers by name, as well as IP and MAC addresses, so figuring out which computer is which shouldn't be a problem.

And I have to keep the tea to a minimum, since not doing so makes for many trips to the other room, which is often occupied this time of the AM. Of course there's always the sagebrush, out back, but with temps in the minus range, I'm afraid something might fall off! Undecided
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As for being an Apprentice Geek, that would imply I was on a learning curve, I think you'll find, I'm on a learning FLAT as far as this stuff is concerned, I have the advantage of being able to call upon a group of Grown-up's who know what they are talking about.  Cheesy

Not to worry, Diesel. While you may not be a "sponge", even rocks can absorb water over time. Of course you have to drown the buggers in the process, but... Tongue
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Offline Diesel Topic starter
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Thanks Dave, I'll bear that in mind.  lol
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Offline Diesel Topic starter
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Well that worked like a charm, Armageddon broke out here last night.  thumbsup I think I may sleep with one eye open for awhile though.  lol

Many, many Thanks Dave and Data for your help. sign-thanks sign-great-job worship
Posted December 14, 2011, 10:51:38 AM Logged
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