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Discussion in 'Networking' started by Renamed&Closed5, Dec 7, 2011.

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  1. Renamed&Closed5

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    Hello,
    In my building there are 2 wireless access points connected directly via switch into the router.
    So the problem is i dont want to set a password for the wireless but i want to be able to filter all computers that are connected wireless to my internet because many of them are mass-downloading torrents movies etc. and it slows the internet massively. What do i need to do to make it like a filter , which would be like a ISA server or something can anyone assist me on this?
     
  2. Courtneyc

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    Ge the instructions for your router and look up MAC (hardware address) filtering. Keep in mind, this is kind of easy to bypass by advanced users (using MAC spoofing), but normal users wouldn't know this.
     
  3. Squashman

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    Not securing your wireless is reckless and irresponsible. If you are the owner of the Internet Connection I am not going to feel sorry for you when the police coming knocking on your door with an RIAA/MPAA Lawyer. Or whomever is the enforcing body of your media content.
     
  4. Renamed&Closed5

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    Actually thats what im trying to do. In fact i would like to setup a PC which will be used like a filter does anyone of you know how can i setup a linux firewall computer or server or something like that step by step ebcause i have no idea how do i start with?
     
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    If you are going to set up your own server starting from "no idea" I suggest Ubuntu, as it's documentation is probably among the best available. I have only a little experience with Ubuntu desktop.
     
  6. Renamed&Closed5

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    Ubuntu alright. But how will it llok like shout it be a server or any idea where can i get support on how to configure the filtering system?
     
  7. TerryNet

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    We have no clue how much time, effort or money you plan to expend for the initial setup nor for the ongoing maintenance.

    The only clue we have about the "filtering" that you want to do is that apparently MAC Address filtering is not included.

    The only things I know about the Ubuntu server are that it is free for the download and that if I were going to install a server I would start by reading the documentation to which I linked.
     
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  9. Squashman

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    Setting up a filtering system doesn't secure your Wireless and your local network.

    What happened to the suggestions we gave you in your previous thread.
    http://forums.techguy.org/networking/1026976-tryin-take-rid-people.html
     
  10. Renamed&Closed5

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    thanks alot people
     
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