Solved I need file sharing with out internet in my network.

January 16, 2014 at 22:52:57
Specs: Windows XP
Hi,

In my office i have 8 computers running windows 8. these all are connected to a wifi router (which provides internet to all 8 computers).. Now i need file sharing to transfer files through network at the same time i need internet access to only 1 computer in network so that there will be no internet access to rest of 7 computers but they have to be provided with file sharing.. Hope my problem is clear.. Thanking you all.


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January 17, 2014 at 13:00:58
Its a shame the router make and model were not listed.

The proper way of addressing this is in the router. It is pretty straight forward.

You create a schedule and set it to be always active.
You create a rule of access to the internet based on mac address of the pcs of which you add all the computers you don't want accessing the internet to this rule.
You then add this rule to the schedule.

No matter what they do at the workstation level they can not get on the internet since the router denies them access.

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January 17, 2014 at 08:04:20
You could set a false static DNS on the computers that you do not want to access the Internet. I think that would retain your network, but not allow external traffic. Some routers also have this capability, but I've never tried it.

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January 17, 2014 at 08:49:04
Any settings done on the local station, such as setting a false DNS address, would be easy to circumvent. You should block the outbound traffic at the wireless router assuming it supports outbound filtering.

If the wireless router can't handle it, then you'll want to add a firewall or proxy server between the router and modem, assuming they are 2 separate devices. In this case, the firewall will also act as the router and your wireless router would be configured as an AP.


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January 17, 2014 at 12:05:21
This sounds a little like a similar post here a few weeks back; unfortunately I can't locate it… I seem to recall that CurtR and Wanderer came up a workable solution - around VPNs?

Pending either of them coming across this one have a look-see/browse of the following…? (My networks - as applied to windows - know how is a little lagging these days…; not the least as I'm mostly on a Mac these days and somethings are different there...)

I seem to recall that you can simply disable access to IE in a user-account to achieve a block to the internet; and the user/s can still file share etc. via Windows Explorer etc? This at least on domain system - if not a standard workgroup/peer-to-peer system?

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January 17, 2014 at 13:00:58
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Its a shame the router make and model were not listed.

The proper way of addressing this is in the router. It is pretty straight forward.

You create a schedule and set it to be always active.
You create a rule of access to the internet based on mac address of the pcs of which you add all the computers you don't want accessing the internet to this rule.
You then add this rule to the schedule.

No matter what they do at the workstation level they can not get on the internet since the router denies them access.

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January 17, 2014 at 21:52:12
Sorry for my ignorance. Its tplink 741 wireless router. Ill check and let you know. Thankq all for your support.

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