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By BlurAdmin ·
Hi,

I have a problem here wondering if there is any solution to it.

I have an unlimited broadband access that is connected automatically using a router for my network.

Hence by running browser programs such as IE, Netscape, I am able to access Internet via "non-filtered" (Internet accessible) PCs.

My problem is:
I want to control in such a way that user must input id or password in order to run those browser program.

THanks

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Restriction

by TomBer In reply to Control Internet Usage

IMHO, the best thing to do is to restrict these PCs by simply using access-lists. With an access-list you can block specific IPs and/or ports. If you go that way, one thing to not forget is that one access-list is always created. This access-list denies all IPs on all ports and is always the last one checked.

Routers and/or firewalls also have network identification capabilities.

As to having authentication before using browsers, you can activate, with IE, the access control (french translation) found under internet tools in contents tab. As for other browsers, I have no idea if such options are available.

My 2 cents worth.

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by BlurAdmin In reply to Restriction

Hi TomBer,

Thanks for advice.

Currently using the router - I binds the Mac address of each PC to its IP address. Hence I am able to limit Internet access through IP filtering.

As for the authentication portion of IE, I need to explore that.

Thanks again :)

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