Just unplug the cable
I have a PITA younger Brother downloading Countless youtube videos and bogging down the system and using up my monthly download allowance . No ammount of Please don't will stop this so I will attempt to block is IP address. this seemed like a place that would help me out.
Could I block his IP address from the web interface included with the modem. Optus fusion BTW.
maybee this will teach him that there are consequences to answering back and not doing as I say.
thanks in anticipation
Just unplug the cable
Your router should have 'content filtering' options.
You should have a 'blocked sites' section.
There, you will want your machine to have unrestricted access to the internet based on LAN IP address.
For everyone else, you will want to use site blocking on internet domains (e.g. YouTube).
This is for my router and it should be similar on yours. Netgear DG834G.
Sorry, Netgear Cable modem gateway CG814WG provided by optus.
How about you ask your parents?
I don't think you have any right to deal out punishments like that.
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The Optarse firmware doesn't allow for site blocking, nor is its firewall sufficient flexible enough for you to do what you need. Your only solution is going to be physical, either yanking and cutting his cable, or by replacing that shitbox Fusion with something decent, or by somehow forcing it into bridge-mode (I'm not sure the Fusion is even capable of that) and adding a dedicated, more controllable router in front of it.
Couldn't you just flash over the optus firmware to get the original one?
That'll only mean to reenter your username and password.
EDIT: After googling a bit, its quite possible to access the filtering with the current firmware.
Go back to the modem control panel to the login window, instead of
Username : admin
Username : superuser
password : password
You might find that option in there.
Nice triple post.1. Log in to the gateway at its default LAN address of http://192.168.0.1 with its parent default user name of superuser, default password of password, or using whatever password and LAN address you have chosen for the gateway in parent mode.
- On the box label.
- Inside System Profiler > Network.
- ifconfig through Terminal.
- If it's a Mac laptop, under the battery bay should also tell you.
Seems a tad harsh to block websites from people without their consent. Even if they are using an excessive amount of bandwidth.
Just my thoughts...