Airport Extreme + Verizon FIOS Set Up Question

Discussion in 'Mac Accessories' started by dojinsung, Feb 29, 2008.

  1. dojinsung macrumors newbie

    Apr 13, 2007
    Ok here's some background info of my situation. I run a kind of dormitory in my house for students from Korea. Most are still young, so we have a rule that the internet must be off by midnight every night in order to keep them from staying up all night. Unfortunately, that also means when I turn off the router, I myself can not use it after midnight.

    As a solution, I want to buy a seperate router, the Airport Extreme, for myself and let the kids use the original router, which I turn off every night. So in my plans, I imagined plugging the FIOS directly into the AE, and plugging the old router into a port from the AE. That way, I could turn off the old router that the kids use, but the AE is still on. (By the way, we all use wireless)

    Is this a sensible solution? Or does anyone have a simpler way for me to do this? An issue I'm concerned about, is whether the FIOS will work on the AE when I switch the routers. Any help and advice is greatly appreciated. :D
  2. Diode macrumors 68020


    Apr 15, 2004
    Washington DC
    I know on my WRT54GS you can block internet / ports during certain hours for specified computers.

    Don't know what router you have.
  3. sycho macrumors 6502a


    Oct 7, 2006
    In the Airport, you can set restrictions by MAC address.
    Just create a few new rules for each computers MAC address, and you are pretty much good to go. Or you can just set up a dual NAT, and then tell the Airport to shut off internet to the MAC address of the second router after midnight.

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