1. Computer problem? Tech Support Guy is completely free -- paid for by advertisers and donations. Click here to join today! If you're new to Tech Support Guy, we highly recommend that you visit our Guide for New Members.

Disable Internet Access to Other Users on Same Computer?

Discussion in 'Networking' started by jdtla, Jul 15, 2007.

Thread Status:
Not open for further replies.
Advertisement
  1. jdtla

    jdtla Thread Starter

    Joined:
    Mar 30, 2007
    Messages:
    15
    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!! :)
     
  2. EAFiedler

    EAFiedler Retired Moderator

    Joined:
    Apr 25, 2000
    Messages:
    14,172
    Hi jdtla

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

    jdtla Thread Starter

    Joined:
    Mar 30, 2007
    Messages:
    15
    I'm using XP Home.
    Thank you.
     
  4. jdtla

    jdtla Thread Starter

    Joined:
    Mar 30, 2007
    Messages:
    15
    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...
     
  5. EAFiedler

    EAFiedler Retired Moderator

    Joined:
    Apr 25, 2000
    Messages:
    14,172
    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.
     
  6. cmw2010

    cmw2010

    Joined:
    Dec 3, 2006
    Messages:
    327
    How about Windows SteadyState , a free download from Microsoft, you can block any program from any user.
     
  7. JohnWill

    JohnWill Retired Moderator

    Joined:
    Oct 19, 2002
    Messages:
    106,418
    Please do not create multiple threads for the same issue. I've merged your duplicate thread.
     
  8. jdtla

    jdtla Thread Starter

    Joined:
    Mar 30, 2007
    Messages:
    15
    sorry about that...
     
  9. jdtla

    jdtla Thread Starter

    Joined:
    Mar 30, 2007
    Messages:
    15
    Thank you for the great advice! I will look into all of these options.
     
  10. Sponsor

As Seen On
As Seen On...

Welcome to Tech Support Guy!

Are you looking for the solution to your computer problem? Join our site today to ask your question. This site is completely free -- paid for by advertisers and donations.

If you're not already familiar with forums, watch our Welcome Guide to get started.

Join over 733,556 other people just like you!

Loading...
Thread Status:
Not open for further replies.

Short URL to this thread: https://techguy.org/596244

  1. This site uses cookies to help personalise content, tailor your experience and to keep you logged in if you register.
    By continuing to use this site, you are consenting to our use of cookies.
    Dismiss Notice