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Keep child from connecting to other peoples wireless

Discussion in 'Networking' started by Atom, Oct 12, 2008.

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  1. Atom

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    In todays day and age we need to remove two things to get them to do somthing or ground them... Internet and phone! well when I disable/block the wireless connection she connects to the people next door. Instead of ask the people to setup WEP or hooking her upto wired connection or telling her not to Is there a way to make sure the wifi card can be configured for one router and not connect to anything else?
     
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    Advise your neighbors to protect themselves with encryption, preferably the secure WPA.
     
  3. avisitor

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    Howabout enabling a firewall that allows you to block all traffic.
     
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    So no possible way to tie the wifi card so it only can connect to the one I want it to?
     
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    Lock the pc with a password :D
    no pc
     
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    The power switch? Seriously, when I had a teenager who ignored my admonishments to go to bed, I would flip the circuit breaker off.
     
  7. TerryNet

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    If you have an appropriate operating system (e.g., Windows XP or Vista) maybe you can create a limited user account for your child and make access to the wireless adapter off limits. I've never had occasion to mess around with limited accounts, so I don't know what's possible.

    If the above works, then obviously you don't share with your child any account passwords except for the account you want her to use.
     
  8. avisitor

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    If you can't trust your child to respect your wishes and the privacy of others, then take away the laptop.

    Remind her that stealing WiFi is illegal and that using someone else's WiFi is stealing.
     
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    If your daughter's computer has a BIOS which supports this, you could go in there and turn off the wireless NIC in the BIOS and then password protect the BIOS. There will be no way she can turn on the wireless NIC without hacking into the BIOS. But I agree with the others. If she were to defy your wishes and work around your boundaries and rules, I would simply just take the computer away from her.
     
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