#1
Quick question. Does anyone know how to block a specific user account from accessing the internet on Windows XP? I'm trying to find a way to block a child's account from accessing the internet. Thanks for any help.
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#2
Block TCP port 80 in the windows firewall. I don't know if it's profile specific but that'll certainly take care of it.

Also, I believe that Internet Explorer has some level of password protection. Go to tools, internet options, and dig around a little.
#3
Ah but wouldn't blocking a port knock out all user connections? There should be a way to specify which account I want though. I don't use IE but I'll set it up for that user account until I can find a way to block the internet completely.
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#4
How computer literate is the child in question
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How computer literate is the child in question


A good question, because you can use NetNanny or SurfPatrol.
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Ah but wouldn't blocking a port knock out all user connections? There should be a way to specify which account I want though. I don't use IE but I'll set it up for that user account until I can find a way to block the internet completely.

Try it. I don't use the windows firewall so I don't know if the settings are profile specific or not.

You could probably do it with the group policy snap in if you have XP pro...
#7
hey if you're kid goes on the internet, you never have to have that sex talk with him.... just sayin'...
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How computer literate is the child in question

They can use it but doesn't know how to get around certain things. So I guess it would be fair.

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A good question, because you can use NetNanny or SurfPatrol.

No the parent wants the connection completely dead for the account not just parental control type apps. Thanks for the help though.

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Try it. I don't use the windows firewall so I don't know if the settings are profile specific or not.

You could probably do it with the group policy snap in if you have XP pro...

I don't know if they have XP Pro but I'll give it a try tonight. I'm testing everything on my pc before I do it though.

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hey if you're kid goes on the internet, you never have to have that sex talk with him.... just sayin'...

Not my kid lol. I'm dreading that day once I become a parent lol.
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#9
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No the parent wants the connection completely dead for the account not just parental control type apps. Thanks for the help though.

You're welcome mate I don't suppose they have a router or anything do they? You can have it turn the internet on or off depending on times. There must be one specially made for windows XP that does it via account.

I did find this for you though http://forums.techguy.org/networking/596244-disable-internet-access-other-users.html

That "SteadyState" sounds quite promising.
#10
Blocking the internet?

Only in China, surely! How about teaching the child how to browse safely?

Moderation > Exclusion.

I thank you.
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Blocking the internet?

Only in China, surely! How about teaching the child how to browse safely?

Moderation > Exclusion.

I thank you.


not his kid, reading > jumping to conclusions
just so i dont have to edit every post i make, let me clarify something I CANT TYPE WELL....thanks
#12
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You're welcome mate I don't suppose they have a router or anything do they? You can have it turn the internet on or off depending on times. There must be one specially made for windows XP that does it via account.

I did find this for you though http://forums.techguy.org/networking/596244-disable-internet-access-other-users.html

That "SteadyState" sounds quite promising.

Thanks a billion for the link. I'm going through the programs now and I am looking at Steady State. I figure I'll try a couple of them out and see which one is more user friendly then refer it. Steady State does seem to be the best bet right now.

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Blocking the internet?

Only in China, surely! How about teaching the child how to browse safely?

Moderation > Exclusion.

I thank you.

Yep not my kid so not my place to do anything about it lol.
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