How to control LAN users?
jnvilo at gmail.com
Wed Sep 19 16:51:23 UTC 2007
Bob Goodwin wrote:
> I have a LAN with two Windows XP and one Apple Mac computers on it
> in addition to several F7 Linux boxes. The Ethernet connection is
> via wireless Ethernet bridges at each computer and a Netgear WGR614
> wireless router at the Wildblue satellite receiver/modem.
> I would like to be able to disable the Windows and Mac computers
> individually when not in use without going to each one and shutting
> it down. I know, tell the users to shut them off when they leave.
> That doesn't work, they leave the house and the computers remain on
> and connected and I am accumulating mysterious usage on this system,
> presently 82% of what I am allowed for the month.
> I can probably disable the individual Ethernet bridges via the WEP
> settings but then I may not be able to access them to turn them back
> on? I could switch them to unused radio channels but then again
> would I be able to turn them back on from here via the LAN? I think
> not, they wouldn't "hear" me!
> I have looked through the Netgear setup information and haven't been
> able to figure a way to control them there although it seems to me
> there should be a way and I may be missing something.
> The system works perfectly but it's out of my control, I can't tell
> whose using bandwidth as it stands.
> I would appreciate any thoughts or suggestions.
> Bob Goodwin
The easiest would be to redo your network such that one of your F7 boxes
act as a gateway so you can monitor/control the traffic from there.
Then you could also disable forwarding traffic from the windows and mac
as you wish.
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