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What I would like to do is to completely block two computers on my home network from accessing the Internet during a given time of day. So say we got a computer A, a computer B and a computer C. We want to allow computer B and computer C to access the Internet (the WAN side of the network) from 07:00 to 16:00. From 16:00 to 07:00 we don't want these two computers accessing the Internet, at all! At the same time, we want computer A to have Internet access all the time. Html signature microsoft outlook 2017 for mac.
What do I need to create this kind of rule? Do I need a home server (I'm thinking in the terms of domain controller, etc.)? Can I do this in the router of the network? Please note that I am not looking for a way to restrict access to certain web sites.
I want to completely block Internet access for a given computer (s) during a given time of day. One solution that comes to my mind is 'parental control' feature that many anti-virus software suits have. But I feel that this method is decentralized and a little bit complex. Having to install the software on all computers, remembering master passwords, not to mention having to buy a volume license for the software. I will try setting this in the router first to see if it works. The router is a D-Link DIR-825.
I have found the schedule options under Tools. Now I have set up a new schedule there. But then I have to apply this schedule to one of the features, like a filter or something.
I see 3 options under Advanced that might fit, one is called Inbound Filter, one is Network Filter and then there is one called Access Control. Access control sounds right but I'm not too sure. Is this the one? I wouldn't want to mess things up. – Jul 22 '12 at 20:56 •. I used the Access Control option from the Advanced menu to add a new 'policy' and chose to block access for the given MAC address of computer B and I used the schedule I created earlier as time frame. I repeated the process for the second computer C.
It seems to function as expected. I just wish the router would respond with a message when trying to access the web from one of the computers instead of just keeping silent and not responding at all and then timing out. But I guess you can't have it all. I'm happy with this solution.
– Jul 23 '12 at 15:25. OpenWRT and DD-WRT are both popular aftermarket firmwares for all different kinds of SOHO routers and wifi accesspoints. They have a feature called 'Access Restrictions'.
See here:, You can see if your router make/model is supported: Supported devices for or One may find DD-WRT easier to install and manage, I prefer OpenWRT and find it more powerful. Note: This feature may not come pre-loaded with the basic installation and might have to be installed afterwards using the addon package installation system. You can often do this in the router. How you do it depends on the exact make and model of router.
Post details here or read your router's manual. The D-Link DIR-825 manual† says The Guest Zone feature will allow you to create temporary zones that can be used by guests to access the Internet. These zones will be separate from your main wireless network. You may configure different zones for the 2.4GHz and 5.0GHz wireless bands '' The schedule of time when the Guest Zone will be active. The schedule may be set to Always, which will allow the particular service to always be enabled. Download adobe flash player for mac. You can create your own times in the Tools > Schedules section So you could restrict certain PCs to this guest zone, with time-based access.
There may be other features in the manual that would accomplish what you want. † Google for 'DIR-825 manual'.