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    Default Block IP address from my NetGear router

    Hi all,
    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

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    Just unplug the cable
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    Quote Originally Posted by Piratbyran View Post
    Just unplug the cable
    Yes, unscrewed the Antanna. I was thinking i could do something a bit more clever so parents can use the wifi.

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    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.

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    Model name/number of netgear modem?

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    Sorry, Netgear Cable modem gateway CG814WG provided by optus.

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    Thankyou YOu guys are wonderful. One last thing tho. I dont have the normal menu, I get a custom optus one. I have attached a screenshot for your convenience


    Click for full size - Uploaded with plasq's Skitch

    Im TIred, so I will sought this out tomorrow. unplugged the antenna til then.

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    How about you ask your parents?

    I don't think you have any right to deal out punishments like that.
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    *sigh*

    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.

    Sorry dude.

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    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
    password: password

    Try
    Username : superuser
    password : password

    You might find that option in there.

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    Nah, cant do that, thanks for the replys. I installed VNC when he was out so I will just use parental controls to block safari.

    Quote Originally Posted by pat25d View Post
    How about you ask your parents?

    I don't think you have any right to deal out punishments like that.
    I contribute to the internet bill.

    Sorry,:o used up this post. Also how do I find out my MAC address.

    TIA

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    Quote Originally Posted by iJordie View Post
    BTW thanks used that login and Voila i have a Block site option. saved my day.
    That was explicitly mentioned in post #7 here:
    http://forums.mactalk.com.au/21/6076...tml#post674107
    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.
    Nice triple post.

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    to get a MAC address, open system prefs, networks. select interface and click the advanced button. it should display it on the bottom of the slide out pane. see screen shot



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    Other ways:
    • 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.

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    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...

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    Quote Originally Posted by Huy View Post
    That was explicitly mentioned in post #7 ...
    ... except Optus use custom firmware in all modems they provide, not the standard Netgear stuff.

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