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Block Internet Access on a Single Workstation

By hsmithdp ·
I have one guy in the Warehouse that just spends too much time on the internet. How do I stop him from accessing the internet on just that one station. My firewall wont restrict just him. Is there a way on his computer to stop him? He has Windows XP

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Yes

by Slayer_ In reply to Block Internet Access on ...

Easiest way, set his IP to static, and set the dns to 127.0.0.1

This will make all internet traffic time out. He might get around it with IP addresses, but how will he figure them out?

If this person in question knows how to reverse this... Put a consumer router on the network with him, and tell it to block internet access.


The last solution, is to of course inform his superiors.

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Free Proxy Server: Untangle, plus a talk with his supervisor

by robo_dev In reply to Block Internet Access on ...

From a employee relations standpoint, just cutting off his Internet access is a bit extreme, no?

A free proxy server such as Untangle would allow you to monitor/log what he's doing, and block bad content.
http://www.untangle.com/

In general, any company computers that access the Internet should be going through some sort of proxy, or you're going to get malware, viruses, and who knows what else.

If the guy knows access is being logged by a proxy, have his supervisor track this so that it's being used in a reasonable fashion.

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OR

by Kenone In reply to Block Internet Access on ...

Go into Tools check off the use proxy server box then set the proxy server to be 127.0.0.1. Then use gpedit and disable the connections page. Quick and easy, do it all the time.

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honestly

by PurpleSkys In reply to Block Internet Access on ...

if it's not wireless, pull the cable...no internet...done deal.

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Ah, but that takes him off the network...

by Darryl~ Moderator In reply to honestly

We have workstations at remote locations that require VPN & network access but we don't want them to have Internet access. We do as someone already suggested....we put a standalone router on the workstations....we set the WAN IP to the one our firewall at the office hands out & have the workstations on their own little private network. If they start messing with the cables by unplugging the cabale from the router & feeding it directly into the workstation, well, epoxy does wonders to solve that D)

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lol

by PurpleSkys In reply to Ah, but that takes him of ...

ok dear...i get ya..i momentarily forgot that folks sometimes still need to have access to the inside...my bad

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If he doesn't

by IC-IT In reply to Block Internet Access on ...

need a browser for internal access;
Deny permissions on any browsers.

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Would

by NexS In reply to If he doesn't

that still work if he typed a url into a windows explorer window?

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Shouldn't

by IC-IT In reply to Would

That should launch the default browser.

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