I am using a Negear DG834 wired router. Can anyone tell me how I can prevent one of the computers on my network from accessing the internet? Can I do it by simply restricting access to computers with particular mac numbers? I know I can do this with wireless set ups but not sure how with wired.
Could I set something like that up in the firewall settings of the router? If I did would that make it secure? If I had my password on the router control panel would he still be able to change it back?
Would it work for an X box too? I want to stop him using huge amounts of bandwidth downloading games etc
Not on that router - the only way is to block via `site-blocking` (I was wrong about blocking specific machines if my Netgear is anything to go by, you `allow` all others instead) and monitoring/controlling general traffic is way beyond the capabilities of the average home-router.
Yes, I had to look at my Netgear's config pages for a reminder. The options are fairly restricted, what you're referring to would be achievable by enabling ICS on the main machine and plugging any other machine(s) into that one, or implementing an ad-hoc wireless network. Either way it means buying more hardware. As for `sounding daft`,not at all; computers are never the most intuitive subject.
Well thanks again brundle. It looks like I am stuck with the option you origianlly suggested which actually would do what I want more or letss.
If I can ask one more question. I am using the Advent Powerline plugs to network over the electrical cables in the house. This is working well. I know they do a wireless plug and I am wondering if it is possible to plug one of these wireless ones into a socket in one room and just have that one working wirelessly while the others connected by ethernet cable?