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Security I have a Linksys wireless G router, and I found out that my son has changed his MAC address to get around my computer yime limits. Is there a way to only allow certain MAC addresses on my network - similar to the controls in the security tab that limits what MAC addresses are permitted to use wireless on my network?

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  • mcpearl Feb 04, 2008

    But I did that. The issue is that he then goes into his registry and changes his MAC address, The wireless network allows me to tell it which wirelessMAC addresses are allowed on my network. Is there a way to do this for an ethernet land line?

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I don't think there is a way to block the land line other than keep your modem in a locked room and set it on a timer, but then this would keep everyone offline during those times. If your son is good enough with computers to figure this out, he is probably intelligent enough to be insulted by your restricting his internet access. Shame on you.

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Log-in to your router,go to access restrictions....status..click enable....click on Edit List of PCs......enter your son MAC address or his IP address.....save settings.....and after that you just have to set the days and hours when he could go on-line

Posted on Feb 02, 2008

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    sebastian popa Feb 02, 2008

    and save settings again

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    1.Open Internet Explorer, it does not matter if you see error message such as "The page can not be displayed" . now erase everything on the address bar and type in this IP address: 192.168.1.1 or the full address: http://192.168.1.1This is the default IP address for the router set by Linksys.
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  1. Follow these steps to configure Linksys WRT160N wireless router.


    Open Internet Explorer, it does not matter if you see error message such as "The page can not be displayed" . now erase everything on the address bar and type in this IP address: 192.168.1.1 or the full address: http://192.168.1.1
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  2. 2 Hit the Enter key on your keyboard to connect to the router's web admin control panel. You will be prompted a login window for the username and password: the default admin username is "admin" and the default admin password is "password". If you can't connect to this admin control panel, you will need to change the IP address on your modem, maybe your modem is using the same IP 192.168.1.1 also, just unplug the router from your modem, and hook up your computer directly to the modem and fire up the web browser and enter the IP 192.168.1.1 and follow the on screen direction to get in.
  3. 3 It will then ask you to change password, then you make up a password that is meaningful for you to remember. You will need to write down the username and password for future reference because I am sure you will forget. You will need to reset the router if you forget the router password, and that will erase everything saved inside the router setting.
  4. 4 After successfully login, you will be in the Basic Setup of your Linksys WRT160 wireless router. You also might need to clone the Mac Address if you are using Cable Broadband (Comcast), to do this go to Mac address clone -> Enable, then clone my computers Mac.
  5. 5 If you are using Verizon, you might need to change the Internet Connection Type to PPPoE and enter your username and password that is created by Verizon.
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2. Start your browser and enter the router's configuration URL IP address.
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3. Enter the router setup, login and password
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3. Enter the router setup, login and password
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