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Anonymous
June 10, 2005 11:59:18 AM

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I am trying to work out how control different users access to the
internet. My internet access is through an adsl router.

I thought it would be relatively simple to allow some users such as
Administrator to access the internet and prevent others such as Guest
from doing so. Guest would be able to use the computer as a stand
alone machine for wordprocessing and printing.

Am I missing something obvious? Does anyone have any suggestions?


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luctay
Anonymous
June 10, 2005 8:24:22 PM

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There is no functionality within XP to provide this type of control, if you have an "always" on connection. You need to look to 3rd party utilities such as NetNanny, CyberPatrol and others.

If your connection is not Always On, but must be manually established, and you're running XP Pro, click Start, Run and enter GPEDIT.MSC Go to User Configuration, Administrative Templates, Network, Network Connections. Look in the right pane for

Prohibit connecting and disconnecting a remote access connection. Enabling this restriction will prevent all users but Adminstrators from establishing a RAS connection.

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"luctay" <luctay.1qerpo@pcbanter.net> wrote in message news:luctay.1qerpo@pcbanter.net...
>
> I am trying to work out how control different users access to the
> internet. My internet access is through an adsl router.
>
> I thought it would be relatively simple to allow some users such as
> Administrator to access the internet and prevent others such as Guest
> from doing so. Guest would be able to use the computer as a stand
> alone machine for wordprocessing and printing.
>
> Am I missing something obvious? Does anyone have any suggestions?
>
>
> --
> luctay
June 11, 2005 7:24:35 PM

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luctay wrote:
> I am trying to work out how control different users access to the
> internet. My internet access is through an adsl router.
>
> I thought it would be relatively simple to allow some users such as
> Administrator to access the internet and prevent others such as Guest
> from doing so. Guest would be able to use the computer as a stand
> alone machine for wordprocessing and printing.
>
> Am I missing something obvious? Does anyone have any suggestions?
>
>
If you want to disable the connection for all other users, just
use your router to disable the connection. All routers require
password access to change the settings. When you as the admin.
require a connection, you would need to change the router setting
to allow you access.

This method would not prevent anyone from rewiring your
connections (DSL line to PC rather than the router) but I sense
this would not be a problem.
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