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    Blocking P2P and other Networking Sites

    This is a discussion on Blocking P2P and other Networking Sites within the Wireless / Adapters forums, part of the Sky Broadband help category; Hiya guys, I have International Students living with me they stay for about a month at a time. I noticed ...

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      Blocking P2P and other Networking Sites

      Hiya guys, I have International Students living with me they stay for about a month at a time. I noticed some of them seem to be using Bit comet to download Movies and MP3s, they leave this running most days and evenings. I have asked them not to use these sites but when I get downstairs the Modem lights are just going mad again.

      I have a DG834GT and I have used the firewall settings and listed as many words as I can think of to be blocked which works, but because they already have Bit comet of their machine they still seem to be able to download things.

      Is there a way to block the ports on the Modem which use these sites, they all have there own laptops in there room they use.

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      Re: Blocking P2P and other Networking Sites

      you could turn the wireless off

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      Re: Blocking P2P and other Networking Sites

      Most effective is to open Wireless Settings in the Router and go to Wireless Station Access List and add all the users one by one before switching on Access Control -- you can later remove users from the List temporarily when they are being a nuisance.

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      Re: Blocking P2P and other Networking Sites

      By having the Wireless Network this enables them to contact their parents in China/Japan over MSN and Email via there Laptop, that way its cheaper for them.

      What I have a problem with is them downloading Movies from Bitcoment, I don't want that on my Sky account. I've read about people been fined $1000's of Dollars in the US for this, how do I prove it’s not me and a student I had?

      Sky were not that interested when I called them yesterday, they just said call MacAfee (that the Virus scanner I have) I have seen MacAfee Network Protection but I don't think they will block Websites?

      I just thought it ould be easy to block Websites on my Sky account, but unless they are using my machine with parential controls they just have have full access to downloading things from Bitcomet.
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      Re: Blocking P2P and other Networking Sites

      you are lucky sky did not cancle you BB and charge you for the resty of your contract, Sky BB is for home use only, sounds like you are renting rooms with bb included in the contract (i'm sure sky would have something to say about there product being re-sold)

      you may be better off only allowing MSM / email on the router (not sure how or if you can do that)

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      Re: Blocking P2P and other Networking Sites

      I've decided to switch the Wireless off altogether, so now the only place they can use the Internet is from in the living room hard wired. This way I can see exactly what sites are been visited.
      Last edited by RoscoP; 27-05-08 at 02:40 PM.

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      Re: Blocking P2P and other Networking Sites

      Or if they have a problem with that hey can walk to the local Library and use there connection, its only a 2 min walk. Thanks again.
      Last edited by RoscoP; 27-05-08 at 09:31 PM. Reason: spelling

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      Re: Blocking P2P and other Networking Sites

      I believe you'll find that using the OPENDNS free facilities will give you much more control of site blocking than the router does. Go to OpenDNS | Providing A Safer And Faster Internet for details. People say it speeds up their internet too.

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      Re: Blocking P2P and other Networking Sites

      As Fihart says, OpenDNS is the way to go. Have a look here for what you can do-
      OpenDNS > Features > Features Overview

      EDIT James' Firmware will have to be applied to allow you to enter OpenDNS Servers in the router.
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      Re: Blocking P2P and other Networking Sites

      I wouldn't worry about being fined for someone in your house downloading things from Bittorrent. It simply doesn't happen. You most probably read about someone sharing illegal files over a P2P network like Napster. Bittorrents don't work like this. Everyone I know uses Bittorrents and no-one I have ever met has been fined.

     

     
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