|Last Hussar||26 Sep 2015 6:35 a.m. PST|
How can I kick my son's computer of the home network? Can I block it if he runs a wire to the router?
|Cold Steel ||26 Sep 2015 6:41 a.m. PST|
Change the password on the wireless connection.
Can I block it if he runs a wire to the router?
A pair of wire cutters should work for that.
| Saber6 ||26 Sep 2015 7:26 a.m. PST|
Block his MAC address on the Router. Set a new Wireless password too
|cloudcaptain||26 Sep 2015 8:51 a.m. PST|
The heading for blocking the MAC address is probably under a menu called MAC filtering.
To get the MAC address from his machine (while sitting in front of it):
| Andrew Walters ||26 Sep 2015 9:19 a.m. PST|
Yup, MAC filtering.
Problem is, if he can run a physical wire to it you're telling us he has physical access to it, which probably means he can do some kind of factory reset to get rid of the MAC filtering and use the password on the bottom to configure the router as he likes.
So you might have to buy a lock box to put the router in, after drilling a hole for the power cords. Make sure the box isn't metal or any other material that's going to block the wifi.
Also, it's possible to spoof a MAC address, though if he can do that he can probably beat you at this game.
On the whole, while you can use technology on this problem, you probably can't really solve it with technology. You're going to need to address it on the human level. You have our very best wishes there…
|Who asked this joker||26 Sep 2015 9:32 a.m. PST|
What Andrew says. You can slow him down but you can't stop him. I suppose the best way to stop him is to cancel your internet service.
|Andrew Preziosi ||26 Sep 2015 10:20 a.m. PST|
I just hope you get the root problem itself taken care of, LH. Best wishes.
|Last Hussar||26 Sep 2015 12:03 p.m. PST|
Password reset means resetting the passwords on about 6 or 7 other devices.
A longer term solution will be a flamethrower on his pit, I mean bedroom.
I was hoping I could use my administration bit to say 'not that one' on the map.
|TNE2300||26 Sep 2015 3:40 p.m. PST|
once you block him from YOUR router
you need to check all your neighbors' wireless signals
if they have an unsecured connection available
he can connect to them instead
or even if they are secured
are they easy passwords?
will they provide him with connection info?
| Andrew Walters ||26 Sep 2015 4:46 p.m. PST|
I'm not sure what they ultimate goal is, but have you considered taking the computer away? Most people have no use for a computer without an internet connection.
Open DNS is also worth a look. It's free and it's useful for solving all kinds of problems (goodbye ads!).
Another possibility is unplugging the router's power supply and locking that up in a lock box. When *you* want to use the internet, take it out of the box and plug it in. When you are not using it there simply is no router.
|Last Hussar||27 Sep 2015 4:17 p.m. PST|
Another possibility is unplugging the router's power supply
Are you trying to get my wife to kill me?