How can I block the internet from the family PC

. as in putting a password? on so it cannot be connected by a child who has no self control? TIA

geek_bonnie1970, Mar 11, 5:33 pm

Disable the Ethernet Contoller (Lan Port) in the bios or take out the ethernet card.

geek_mr-word, Mar 11, 5:38 pm

That is a semi-permanent block of everyone - probably not what they wanted.

geek_r.g.nixon, Mar 11, 5:39 pm

Some modem/routers have internet access restrictions in settings.

geek_rz_zone, Mar 11, 5:40 pm

This looks worth a try. As long as no one finds it and disables it.

geek_r.g.nixon, Mar 11, 5:43 pm

geek_king1, Mar 11, 5:43 pm

It's running on wireless so no ethernet cable, and I don't care if it disables it for everyone

geek_bonnie1970, Mar 11, 5:44 pm

Install Comodo firewall, set to block all with password. Simple to unblock if you know password while you use it.

geek_wayne416, Mar 11, 5:49 pm

This sounds maybe the best thing to do thanks. Do you have a link please?

geek_bonnie1970, Mar 11, 5:55 pm

If she only uses one wireless device, lock it out via its MAC address in your router filter options, either block completely or set time limits that it can have access. You just have to turn it on or off in the admin page with password in your browser.

geek_morticia, Mar 11, 5:56 pm

Download this and when you install do a CUSTOM install as all you want is the firewall.

geek_wayne416, Mar 11, 6:01 pm

Disable the Wireless adapter in networking or you can block internet browsers in the windows inbuilt firewall no need to get comodo.

geek_mr-word, Mar 11, 6:04 pm

Before installing anything.
What modem is it?

geek_rz_zone, Mar 11, 6:05 pm

Comodo is a lot easier, just right click icon-firewall- block all and password comes up. To unblock just the same- safe mode-password. Blocks the whole thing on any internet connection but can still use it.

geek_wayne416, Mar 11, 6:15 pm

orhhhh heres a thought, reach up by the modem, grab the cord, and pull it out of the power socket, tuck it in your pocket and leave the room

geek_skin1235, Mar 11, 7:33 pm

My other child uses the net for gaming and I use it on my Lap top so don't want to do that to the rest of us just don't care if that PC is off line to everyone. Mainly said teenager who uses it.

geek_bonnie1970, Mar 12, 7:36 am

My modem is a "Net gear" brand. Where do I go to on the computer to get into the setttings please? I really am hopeless when it comes to technology.

geek_bonnie1970, Mar 12, 7:37 am

You need to find the gateway IP address & put it in your browser as a URL.
Type the following into a cmd prompt window:
ipconfig /all

geek_r.g.nixon, Mar 12, 8:21 am

Probably one of these:

Default user / pass is usually admin / admin

geek_lostdude, Mar 12, 11:14 am

And my NetGear is

OP the easiest thing is to Google your model number on the unit, find and download the manual for it and use it to learn how to drive your basic gear.

geek_morticia, Mar 12, 12:14 pm

It always amazes me that in some families it is thought necessary to contrive ways to stop certain behaviour regarding computers. Just tell the offending teenager not to do it, with consequences if trust is breached. No self control is invariably caused by lack of consequences.

geek_rpvr, Mar 13, 8:49 pm

I've always found that demonstrating your ability to withhold a valued service is in itself a very clear consequence, moreso than a simple threat

geek_king1, May 25, 9:55 pm

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