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  1. Posts : 15
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       #11

    thanks for the idea
    1. i am not versed in how to add to a router, but i guess i can play around
    2. the real problem is, our computers are on 2 floors, regular wifi from the router gets cut off, we therefore have an extender. if i change the extender, then none of the computers on the second floor will have internet
    3. the above would also block email through "outlook"

    what i did in the meantime, as above, we went back to "outlook 2010", and used a proxy block, to block all websites (small registry hack i got here on the site years ago).
    and we even get a dropbox for the kids to get homework etc. bu setting it to "no proxy
    the problem starts if we want to use a newer version of outlook

    i guess we have to decide what really important for us :)

    really apreciate all those that are trying to help
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    Windows / Linux : Arch Linux
       #12

    tapuz said:
    thanks for the idea
    1. i am not versed in how to add to a router, but i guess i can play around
    2. the real problem is, our computers are on 2 floors, regular wifi from the router gets cut off, we therefore have an extender. if i change the extender, then none of the computers on the second floor will have internet
    3. the above would also block email through "outlook"

    what i did in the meantime, as above, we went back to "outlook 2010", and used a proxy block, to block all websites (small registry hack i got here on the site years ago).
    and we even get a dropbox for the kids to get homework etc. bu setting it to "no proxy
    the problem starts if we want to use a newer version of outlook

    i guess we have to decide what really important for us :)

    really apreciate all those that are trying to help
    Hi there

    The Wifi extender is another issue though --
    As for Outlook - a solution would be to have one machine to act as an Email server so send / receive goes through that server - like typical Office email -- good thing about Outlook is you can have multiple accounts.
    Now this is getting into a bit of a project -- but it's do-able

    Probably the best way would be to have one machine acting as a gateway which intercepts Internet requests -- those allowable e.g Outlook and specific client computers to access the net and block the rest.

    There might also be some firewall rules in the router itself - depends on your systems.

    Not so easy after all !!! -- Anyway I'm sure it's all do-able with a bit of testing -- I'd go in your case for the Gateway solution

    -- The wifi extender bit rather stymies the easier Guest account wifi account method though.

    Cheers
    jimbo
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  3. Posts : 15
    windows 10
    Thread Starter
       #13

    wow
    it looks like a challenge and a project
    it's nice to see so many people that try to help
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  4. jimbo45's Avatar
    Posts : 10,479
    Windows / Linux : Arch Linux
       #14

    tapuz said:
    wow
    it looks like a challenge and a project
    it's nice to see so many people that try to help
    @tapuz

    Actually quite an interesting project --and I think a lot of us have a bit more time --thankfully coming out of Lockdown slowly here in Iceland -- although if you leave the country you will have to have 14 days quarantine when returning from most places so I'm working from home.

    If you can handle Linux here's one method to build an Internet gateway -- you could mess around using the Linux on a Virtual Machine initially.

    Here's using UBUNTU -- any Linux distro would do though - for beginners UBUNTU tends to have the most documentation though.

    It also shows how to configure Windows clients to it.

    Building a Linux Gateway using Ubuntu Server 18.04

    Cheers
    jimbo
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