Block Intenet, enable LAN use

By glowingnissan07
Feb 23, 2009
  1. My little brother got a new laptop recently, but my parents don't want him to have access to the internet on it, including online gaming, especially in his room. I set up an invalid proxy server on the browser to disable internet browsing, which works fine, but every game he has installed he can still access the online servers, join them, and play on them.

    I want to cut off all internet connections, including online games, but at the same time make it possible to play the games over the wireless network via LAN.

    LAN only, no internet. Suggestions welcome.

  2. Tedster

    Tedster Techspot old timer..... Posts: 6,000   +15

    you will need a firewall and you will specifically need to know what ports the games use to go online. It may be more trouble than it's worth.

    Or you can set up a limited use account for your brother and disallow internet use. That's probably easier. Ensure your own administator account is password protected.
  3. jdillman1502

    jdillman1502 TS Enthusiast Posts: 120

    Give him a static IP address and set the Default Gateway to the wrong IP.
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