View Full Version : How to block web access to one PC but allow the rest using Linksys Router?
08-26-2003, 10:13 PM
I'd like to know if there are features in a Linksys router that I can use to block internet access to one computer on the network, while allowing it for the rest (4 others).
I have a hub.
So plenty of jacks.
Should I make the denied PC have a static IP and allow the rest to use DHCP? Can I block web access to one specific IP that way?
08-27-2003, 03:22 AM
does the system require networrk access? If not, simply unlug it.
What model router is it?
08-27-2003, 03:32 AM
On mine you can filter by MAC address. Open the admin page, click advanced, then click the filters tab. If you see a button that says "Private MAC Filter", you're good to go. Just enter the MAC address for the computer you want to block.
08-27-2003, 05:52 AM
I'll give you an easier one. Give him a static IP address and don't put the Gateway address in his config. That is what points him to the router to go to the internet.
I have this setup and a small business I service to keep a few specific machines off the web and it works like a charm.
08-27-2003, 07:13 PM
Originally posted by DarkFury
Also, since it is a "Web Safe" router, it has a rudamentary "word filter" that prevents it from going to certain "questionable sites" :shifty:
Whooooa...didn't think I would see the day...
But back to the topic at hand, I would go with SnotRocket's idea with the no-Gateway address trick. Its easily reversible, too.
08-27-2003, 10:58 PM
Excellent... thanks all!
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