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In home lan with no internet access via ethernet

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February 27, 2014 2:23:01 PM

I would like to remove internet access (via actiontec pk5000) on my 2 windows xp pc's by april 8th. I want to use the internet from the wireless access on the pk 5000 for my laptop (not running xp) and mobile devices but still be able to send and receive files to and from the xp pc's through the pk5000 via their ethernet connection. Im not sure where I would have to disable the internet for the pc's? On the pc? In the modem? Should i get a seperate router? Should I get a bluetooth dongle for each pc to transfer files? should I just take the PC's offline and just use USB drivers for data transfer? I guess in short, im trying to build a lan with internet access only for the wireless devices to try and preserve my machines running xp.

Thanks, Rob
February 27, 2014 8:53:38 PM

Just pull the network cable and/or disable the wireless adapter
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February 28, 2014 5:18:50 AM

Since you control the XP devices just assign static IP addresses to them and leave the default gateway field blank. If they do not know how to leave the local lan they are isolated to it.

I really suspect most this XP is going away is a scare tactic because nobody wants to buy windows 8 and microsoft wants more money.
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February 28, 2014 10:07:11 AM

This will still give me the ability to send and receive files from my mobile devices? Just no internet access to those machines? Is this idea completely stupid? Just wanted to still utilize the xp machines. Done with microsoft!!! Looking for a used Macbook.

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February 28, 2014 10:13:20 AM

All your devices in your house should share the same subnet unless you have gotten fancy and run multiple routers. All device in the same subnet can talk but if it does not know how to leave the subnet it can't get very far.
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March 21, 2014 8:25:28 AM

Go into the manual IP settings, assign those PC's a static address, however do NOT put in a default gateway. They will be able to access the network but be unable to leave it. I would still have it point to the router for the DNS server.
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March 21, 2014 12:09:43 PM

You can always set up an ACL (most likely by MAC address) in your router blocking internet access.
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March 21, 2014 12:36:17 PM

I didn't realize this thread was a month old when i replied to it, since OP hasn't come back I guess hes taken care of it.
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