AEBS - blocking my housemate from accessing the internet

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  1. cyberbolt macrumors member

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    Ok, so one of my housemates hasn't paid his contribution of the internet charge, and is being a real dick about giving me the money. Is there any way I can block his computer from accessing the internet through my AEBS?

    He connects via ethernet, so if I were to set MAC control, would his computer be blocked, or does that only work for wireless clients?

    There are 3 other people in the house (including myself) who need access to the internet.

    Any help you can give me would be greatly appreciated.
     
  2. Mindflux macrumors 68000

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    Just set a short DHCP reservation list and set your DHCP range to only cover the computers you want, ie .2-.4 and for dhcp reservations filter by mac address and it should work for you.
     
  3. Peace macrumors P6

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    It's been my experience with the AEBS that ethernet Mac addresses can be added to a timed list but it won't work. It only works for wireless Mac addresses.
     
  4. cyberbolt thread starter macrumors member

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    How do I do this?
     
  5. Peace macrumors P6

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    You cant. The AEBS only regulates "wireless" Mac addresses.

    Ethernet connections are free to roam anytime it wants.
     
  6. cyberbolt thread starter macrumors member

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    So there's no way I can block him?

    Is there anyway I can limit what he has access to at all?

    I know it probably seems really petty, but he's being a prat about loads of other stuff as well, and I just want to do something that will hopefully kick him into gear.
     
  7. Peace macrumors P6

    Peace

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    This is something that has bothered me for several months. There is no way to block or regulate any ethernet connection.
     
  8. cyberbolt thread starter macrumors member

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    Oh, that's just rubbish.

    Now I'm just going to have to unplug the wire.
     
  9. jeremy.king macrumors 603

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    I'm guessing Apple figured you could just as easily unplug any unwanted wired clients.

    Primitive, yet effective.
     
  10. beatledud macrumors 6502

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    im looking into mac filtering as there is a mysterious wireless client that keeps connecting.

    However, if you make your dhcp range limited to 3 possible ip addresses, then assign all 3 of those ip addresses to the mac addresses of yourself and your 2 responsible roomies, then the DHCP client won't have any other addresses to give your 4th roomie to and he won't be able to connect. Now you just need to get the mac addresses for the other 2 roomies and hope they don't cock block you.
     
  11. DoFoT9 macrumors P6

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    he wont even ask the AEBS can find out mac addresses automatically :p
     
  12. lozanoj83 macrumors 6502a

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    If its LAN based, unplug the cords as others have said. If hes wireless, just change the SSID and make hide the SSID Id, change the password and he cant get on
     
  13. southerndoc macrumors 6502a

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    Unplug your modem and take the power cord with you anytime you leave your house for work, school, whatever. It'll drive him crazy with the off/on internet connection that he never knows will work or not.

    Also, unplug it while you sleep or aren't actively using it.
     

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