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    Blocking additional PC's

    This is a discussion on Blocking additional PC's within the Sky Broadband help forums, part of the Sky Broadband help and support category; Hi I connect to Sky Broadband via the Yellow Ethernet Cable with the Wireless function disabled. Another member of my ...

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      Blocking additional PC's

      Hi

      I connect to Sky Broadband via the Yellow Ethernet Cable with the Wireless function disabled.

      Another member of my household is also accessing my Sky Broadband Service and I don't want this person using my Internet service as she does not contribute to the Bill.

      Do you know of a way I can block her PC from accessing the Internet through my Sky Broadband router?

      I know how to block individual websites using URLS and key words but can't find anything in to Control Panel which would allow me block her computer from the Internet.

      Any advice would be appreciated


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      My Sky doesn't work so I can't test this but I expect you'll need the following...


      First you need to make sure you always get the same IP, to do this, go to the router admin page and in the lan IP setup part make sure reserve your PC's normal IP address. Set this as a static IP address on your PC in the network connection properties thing.

      Now on the router admin page go to firewall rules.
      Add a new rule in the outbound section and allow all services for your IP only.
      Now add another rule that blocks all services for all IP addresses.

      In the rules list the allow for you should appear before the block for everyone, if not, you can change the order by selecting one clicking move.

      That should be it. I can't try it myself but I expect that should work.

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      There is probably a far simpler way to do this, but as she is not connecting wirelessly all I can think of is this!

      On block sites, set your p.c.s IP as a trusted ip and then check Allow Trusted IP Address To Visit Blocked Sites chseck box. Then block "http" as a key word. Only your pc should be able to access it!

      Make sure that you have assigend that ip to your pc first though!

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      Just add your MAC address and block all others!
      "If you are planning for a year, sow rice;
      if you are planning for a decade, plant trees;
      if you are planning for a lifetime, educate people."

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      You could change the IP of your router and configur your PC to connect to it.
      Disable DHCP.
      Should do it also

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      There is probably a far simpler way to do this, but as she is not connecting wirelessly all I can think of is this!

      On block sites, set your p.c.s IP as a trusted ip and then check Allow Trusted IP Address To Visit Blocked Sites chseck box. Then block "http" as a key word. Only your pc should be able to access it!

      Make sure that you have assigend that ip to your pc first though!
      Which is my IP Address? is it 192.168.0.1 or is it the ip that begins 90.

      How do I assign that IP to my Computer?

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      Isn't a dead simple way to simply log on to the router and change the WPA key to something new and dont tell anyone what it is?

      And change the router password so that they cant switch on your PC and log into the router to find out what the WPA kay is.

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      I think she is connecting through ethernet they share the phone line!

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      There is a tutorial on setting up a static ip here tutorial

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      Or just unplug her ethernet cable if you have control of the router

     

     
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