Hide ip/pc from router

February 2, 2010 at 04:24:25
Specs: Windows 7
I am sharing a router with 3 housemates, i bought that router, and its my parents' house so at the beginning i told them we can only download bt after 12am. Lately one of the housemates keeps downloading during daytime and make everyone's connection slow. normally i will log in to the router and see the pc ip under ip filter section to see who is on at that time and i can remind him. But i can see others' ip(i asked them their ip) but not the guy that i suspect. however, the light on router connected to his line is on and blinking all the time but he denied that he is on.
so i want to ask is there anyway that he can hide himself from others on network? i need proof to ask him not to do that again. but i cant check his room. pls help

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February 2, 2010 at 07:50:07
Unplug the cat5 cable on the blinking connection. When he complains that he has no internet, you'll know who it is.

BTW, it sounds like a lousy service in the first place. One person downloading shouldn't cause such a decrease in speed.

How do you know when a politician is lying? His mouth is moving.

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February 2, 2010 at 13:13:59
if the router is doing dhcp you should see by name and ip who is connected to your router. You would just need to know their computer [host] names.

Newer routers allow you to control the bandwidth by port. Might consider getting a new router.

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