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Timed PC access on Wireless router modems

Discussion in 'Networking & NAS' started by stewron, Feb 28, 2005.

  1. stewron

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    I currently have several PC's around the house accessing broadband via a buffalo wireless router/modem (which has an inbuilt 4 port switch for wired access) with a couple of PC's downstairs on ethernet and two upstairs on wireless. As the two upstairs are the kids PC's, I want to manage their access by the inbuilt router software allowing timed access to broadband (using IP address monitoring). This feature isn't on the buffalo but the Netgear one at work just has overall timed access for all PC's. Does anyone know if there's a wireless solution that will give timed access per PC? I know I could install individual software on each PC (Cyberpatrol etc) but that's not the route I'd like to take for various reasons.

    Thanks for any help...Stew.
     
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    Never seen that sort of fine-tuning on a router to be honest.

    I'm wondering about the possibility of daisy-chaining a second router off the first using a wired connection and connecting your kids' PCs to the slave with the timer set in there. Off the top of my head I've no idea if it'd work.
     
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    My belkin router has this facility. It is a bit messy in that you have to set it up for everyday (there is no rules that allows everyday at 11pm block tcp to this machine). It does however give the ability to block certain traffic and ports, so you could stop web browsing but still allow email if you wanted to.

    it is a belkin F5D7231uk4 and cost me about £55 from pcworld online www.pcworld.co.uk I did a search for it just now and it doesn't find it, however if you search for belkin then select wirless products then it is the 5th product down.


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    I don't think that router gives the per-LAN client control Stew's looking for, nearly all routers provide for global port filtering
     
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    My WAG54G (Linksys) has a time and date filters system anyone tell me how to do a screen grab? manual available from linksys and seems to be able to specify th IP it applies to, never used it tho sorry
     
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    Assuming you're accessing the router via a normal browser then I'd think standard screen grabbing will work: ALT+PRINTSCR will put the current window on to the clipboard, open Paint and simply Edit | Paste, then save in whatever format you need.
     
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    Kragorn, My router certainly allows me to select a specific IP address to block and time of day blocking. Most the home routers do nowadays when I was looking for my new one I saw that the linksys and belkin all seemed to do it.

    Hopefully a screen grab should be attached
     

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    stewron, does that help at all??

    Cheers
     
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    Thanks dapex - that looks exactly what i need - I also read today in PC Plus that Linksys has some capability as well, so I'll investigate both of those more. Thanks for all your replies!
     

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