Disable Internet Access to Other Users on Same Computer?

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jdtla

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Hi:
My daughters log on my computer as different account users (limited) for games, Word etc. I have cable modem and do not want them to be able to access the internet.
Is there a way I can disable internet access to their user names without disabling my access? Right now I just have all accounts password blocked so they can't get on at all, but I would like to allow them to log in to their user names, just without internet access.
Your help is greatly appreciated!! :)
 

EAFiedler

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Hi jdtla

What operating system are you using?
If you are using Windows XP, is it Home or Professional?
 

jdtla

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Hi:
My daughters log on my computer as different account users (limited) for games, Word etc. I have cable modem and do not want them to be able to access the internet.
Is there a way I can disable internet access to their user names without disabling my access? Right now I just have all accounts password blocked so they can't get on at all, but I would like to allow them to log in to their user names, just without internet access.
Your help is greatly appreciated!! :)

I have XP Home...
 

EAFiedler

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Unfortunately Windows XP Home does not have the Group Policy snap-in that Windows XP Professional has.

There are 3rd party programs that will help simplify the process, some even have a trial period so you can evaluate them and decide which one suits your needs and priorities.

imonitor has a 30 day trial period:
http://www.restrictaccess.com/index.html

Parental software for Internet filtering:
http://www.softforyou.com/

http://www.fosi.org/


Have a read through this to keep ahead of the game:
Windows XP Security Checklist
Certain Programs Do Not Work Correctly If You Log On Using a Limited User Account
HOW TO: Use the Internet Explorer 6 Content Advisor to Control Access to Web Sites in Internet Explorer
http://www.howtonetworking.com/Internet/restrictie0.htm

Hope that helps.
 

JohnWill

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Please do not create multiple threads for the same issue. I've merged your duplicate thread.
 

jdtla

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Thank you for the great advice! I will look into all of these options.
 
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