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How to block other people using my internet in my Linksys router

Updated on February 11, 2010

Block your internet being used by others

There are few people who really doesn't want to allow their internet being used by others. This hub is especially for those people. This option is applicable in all kinds of router. I am gonna cover only about Linkys router in this hub page.

Follow the procedure below to block your internet from others. (Note: Please try out this procedure on your wired computer)


1) Login to your linksys setup page. For those who doesn't know how to login to the Linksys setup page can refer my other hub by clicking the below link.

http://hubpages.com/hub/How-to-Configure-Linksys-Wireless-Router

2) In the setup page. You will find a Tab named "Access Restrictions".



Access Restriction

3) Enable an Internet Access Policy by selecting the enable option like in the screen shot above.

4) Enter a policy name in the field available(Ex:Karthick's Policy)

5) Click on Edit List of PCs button. Fill in the Mac-Address of your PC which can acheived by doing the following

Start-->Run-->Command-->Click OK. In the black window type ipconfig/all to find the screenshot below.



6)Click on "Save Settings" button to save your changes


Then do not forget to check the below options.

1) Allow
2) Everyday
3) 24 hours
.

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    • Debby Bruck profile image

      Debby Bruck 7 years ago

      This is important security information for many people. However, I often depend on open networks when traveling.

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      karthickjck 7 years ago from Bangalore

      Thanks Debby for visiting my hub and your valuable comment..

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      Steven 7 years ago

      Karthi,

      I am using linksys befw11s4.......I dont see a access restriction page...Any idea of how to do it?

      Steven

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      dianhendratmo 7 years ago from indi

      good idea thank you..

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      Naseer Kizhakkedeth 7 years ago

      Hai Karthi this is a good idia for me

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      karthickjck 7 years ago from Bangalore

      Thanks a lot for visiting my hub Naseer.

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      Mukesh Lal 7 years ago

      THank you for the information. I'am studing CCNA this information will be help full in some way.

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      prashant 6 years ago

      thanks

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      Arshad 6 years ago

      Thanks karthickjck, this helped quite a bit.

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      Mae 6 years ago

      I am trying to block others from useing my internet service

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      karthickjck 6 years ago from Bangalore

      Hi Mae,

      You can try one of the options posted in this hub.

      https://hubpages.com/technology/6-Best-Ways-to-Sec...

      Thanks

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      Bhav 6 years ago

      pretty cool! thanks dude!

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      aftekhar 6 years ago

      Thanks from your useful page it was very important.

      thanks

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      yasin 5 years ago

      Karthi,

      I use a linksys router and Secured with Password.

      I beleive manu are using my network with their mobile.

      How to Block such user?

      Thankq

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      karthickjck 5 years ago from Bangalore

      Hi Yasin,

      U need to follow the same steps for mobile as well. U need to put the mobile's mac-address. To find the Mac-Address of the mobile. Goto Setup page--Status(TAB)--Wireless(TAB)--DHCP Client Table and check for the users using ur router. Find the Mac-address and IP address of the mobile users and block them by putting the Mac-Address on the Mac-address table.

      Thanks

      Karthick Murugan

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      itsRjlim 5 years ago

      How about for D-Link router? How can i be able to block a computer that is accessing our network without changing the routers password? is it possible?

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