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Windows 7: blocking one of the computers connected to router

15 Dec 2012   #11

Windows 7 Pro x64 SP1

One reason that I used for turning off dhcp was that many routers won't have the ability to restrict access to an individual IP. That's another reason I recommended the user manual.
Edwar: the give away about screwing with the router should be evident if the other computer can't get on the internet so turning off dhcp would not be the only indication that someone was screwing with the router.


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15 Dec 2012   #12

Windows 7 Pro x64 SP1

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by subwoffer13 View Post
alright , now for the static IP , i called my provider and they tried to sell me one (^_^) .
i'll see what i can do

if i'll change the settings here on router wizard , will it do the job , or there's some other setting i will need to config?
Sorry you misunderstood my comment. It was not a static ip from your ISP but your router not giving out IP's via dhcp would require your individual machine be setup with a static IP.
Sorry for the misunderstanding.

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15 Dec 2012   #13

Windows 7 Ult, Windows 8.1 Pro,

I think I would use QOS for this and limit the upload speed for this connection.

This way the habitual torrent user can still download stuff but with his upload speed limited it won't bog down the rest of the network.

If you just block this guys connection then he will end up here asking why it's not working.

Of course looking at this routers settings I'm not so sure it has QOS engine.
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16 Dec 2012   #14

Microsoft Windows 7 Ultimate 64-bit

I had a look through the user guide and didn't find anything about QOS.
I didn't understand QOS untill I got this netgear R6300 and with a bit of research figured it out and its the cats azz.
I have 3 computers, 2 PS3's(1 is for game playing and the other just used as a media server), 2 Iphones, 1 Ipod and a IPad.
The PS3 is a mighty massive resource hog and with my kids playing COD it can bog down the rest of us very quickly.
QOS solved that and they don't even know what I've done. I just occassionally hear a lag scream from their room so I know the QOS is working properly.
I assigned a IP addy to each component

Then assigned both through mac address and LAN Port their respective Qos Settings

Doing this saved my sanity by prioritising the other electronics.
I would definitely do some research and purchase a router that has QOS settings within it, with
all the Iphone, Ipad and gamming consoles that are out there
nowdays using up your network bandwith, it only makes sence to corral them and keep a handle on them.
As you can see in the 2nd pic I pay the bills so I get the Highest Priority and am the happiest camper.
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16 Dec 2012   #15

Windows 7 Ult, Windows 8.1 Pro,

Lag scream, I like that!

Yes my QOS settings are much different but probably do the same thing.

I can adjust the actual kbps speed for each user on the LAN, it gives me 6 different speed settings and also has priority settings plus port range, and IP range settings which is kind of cool.

No doubt that certain programs and torrents can use up all the available bandwidth in a hurry.

Luckily I don't have any reason to use those settings on my particular network but it's nice to know it's there if a need it.
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16 Dec 2012   #16

Microsoft Windows 7 Ultimate 64-bit

Yup...UTorrent or bitorrent can chew up lots of bandwidth if not configured right. You just right click the noticication icon and cap either or both uploading and downloading, so eases some of the pain of getting those torrents.
The PS3 is totally uncontrollable without QOS or some other way to limit it. Downloading any upgrade or even the playing COD with bluetooth caused the me and the wifes comps to burp and phart. QOS was the only way I've come up with to control the PS3 bandwidth hogging.
Also, amasing is that I've been some friends place and they have a wireless router with the wireless turned off and they are using their IPhones and IPads. Not everybody has unlimited data plans for their phones and within a few miniutes and some simple clicks, enabling wireless they now have wifi in their house and not using their data no more while inrange of the wifi.
I got praised as a computer genius and had beer on them... did pretty good for really doing nothing at all.
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16 Dec 2012   #17

Win 7 X64

thanks guys for the replies .
i think im going to get one of those advanced routers .
but in a mean while , this is just not understandable . for an experiment , i tried to block every download app on the second computer in Win firewall ,( there's around 6 different downloading apps ) , blocked "IN" and "OUT"
and still , my ping is HUGE until i'm shutting down the other computer .
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16 Dec 2012   #18

Windows 10 Home Premium 64bit sp1

Honestly just kick them off of homegroup and make a sepreate connection that will only allow you
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