how to allow connection to wifi (internet) but not home network

  1. rezpower's Avatar
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    Windows 10 Pro 64bit
       #1

    how to allow connection to wifi (internet) but not home network


    Hello guys,

    I need some help to setup my network. Best way is to explain my situation so you can understand what exactly is going on!

    I live in a building and have two separate small units located side by side. The are small and my wifi covers both apartments.
    In the apartment I live I use my pc and my nvidia shield on a network and have my shared folders and drives from the PC.
    I want to allow my guests and friends to have access to internet by connecting to the wifi. But I want to be sure that they
    are not able to access my network (file and folders on my pc).

    Is there a way to restrict network access by mac address or any other trick? If this is not possible I don't mind buying a
    separate router (modem) for the other apartment. But that modem will also get internet from MY apartment.
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  2. dmholt57's Avatar
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       #2

    A lot of routers now have provisions in place for a guest network. This allows internet, but only allows folders you share on that network, not your home network.
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  3. Try3's Avatar
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    Windows 10 Home x64 Version 1909 Build 18363.778
       #3

    Many routers have a separate Guest network facility that can achieve what you want.

    If your existing router does not have this facility you should study its manual & any router user forum to see if it has a method for restricting access. Routers vary.

    Denis
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  4. rezpower's Avatar
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    Windows 10 Pro 64bit
    Thread Starter
       #4

    Thanks for your replies. My router unfortunately only have a restricted access mode to block internet access on predefined
    days or hours. But nothing concerning the private network access restriction.

    Do you think I can buy a router for the other apartment, connect it to internet by (main routers wifi) and set it to block all
    home network access?
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  5. Try3's Avatar
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    Windows 10 Home x64 Version 1909 Build 18363.778
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    Do you think I can buy a router for the other apartment, connect it to internet by (main routers wifi) and set it to block all
    home network access?
    I think it is your main router that needs to replaced if, as you say, it has no facility to block access to your private network.
    Or perhaps you can connect a router in the other apartment directly to your internet without going through your main router at all?

    Denis
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  6. Samuria's Avatar
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    Often you won't spot it but under security or wireless there may be an option user isolation of similar that's what blocks local lan
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  7. rezpower's Avatar
    Posts : 256
    Windows 10 Pro 64bit
    Thread Starter
       #7

    The router is a bbox Modèle TVW620.I. It is provided my my isp and connected to the fiber network. So I really don't know
    how to change that! The only setting I have on this router is to block wifi connections at specific hours of day and week!
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