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Router cannot block HTTP (Port 80) ayu1978 Oct 30th, 07, 01:00 PM #1

Hi everyone,need your advice regarding an issue,my office router (WRT54G) is unable to block HTTP for a particular IP address under the internet access tab. Reason is, one of the temp staff is always surfing the net,downloading video and causing slowdown. Boss wants to put an end to this without being overt. Anyway i tried to block my own ip address just to test but still cannot,internet still can surf. Anything that i did wrongly?

Btw i have connected my lan cable directly to the router just to isolate as it was connected to a switch.

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LordAlfa Oct 30th, 07, 03:47 PM #2
If you block port 80. http port, how are you going to access the router through http?

Think about it.
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yihfeng Oct 30th, 07, 04:42 PM #3
How is blocking a persons HTTP port not overt? There are software out there that can regulate a person's bandwidth I think. I'm not sure what it is, but I reckon it'll be good for you to look into that. Or you can block specific sites
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bluecoral Oct 31st, 07, 12:01 PM #4
if u block port 80 which is the http port, do u think u still can access to it ? funny loh...

if u want to block certain address, then just deny them from opening IE loh ...
restrict application...
thorough solution i tell u ...
cos i did this to some of my staff that keep on dling mp3 and killing so much bandwidth
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&d00 Oct 31st, 07, 12:07 PM #5
which WRT54G version is it?

the default firmware isn't going to be very useful when it comes to blocking.
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ayu1978 Oct 31st, 07, 08:59 PM #6
Hehe ya i can always unblock myself later from my server station,just testing out wether it works or not first mah. Anyway the router firmware is v7.00.1, May. 4, 2006,seems to be quite old. Hmmm set user restriction on IE? Eh any idea how to do that? Seems complicated.
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&d00 Oct 31st, 07, 09:01 PM #7
router version, not firmware version. looks like a WRT54G v7 though.

it can't handle much traffic to begin with and isn't powerful enough for heavy usage.

set user restriction on IE meaning what? on the user side or router side?
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ayu1978 Oct 31st, 07, 09:14 PM #8
I think what bluecoral meant was restriction of using IE on user side.
Anyway the blocking is almost like not working,even website restriction also cannot work.
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ayu1978 Oct 31st, 07, 09:34 PM #9
Ah go and dig behind the network cabinet and i maybe understand why it is not working,although i am not 100% sure.

Our network topology is like this:

ADSL modem -> Switch -> WRT54G -> Hub

So maybe it is not working because the direct internet connection is to the switch and not the wireless router?
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&d00 Oct 31st, 07, 09:37 PM #10
probably... if it doesn't go thru the wrt54g that's why

but the wrt54g probably can't tahan the office traffic.
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maybe small office?
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&d00 Nov 1st, 07, 08:27 AM #12
it'll cause some table banging
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