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Posted 17 August 2017 - 05:42 PM
Posted 17 August 2017 - 05:50 PM
Are you trying to block them entirely or just block this behavior?
A lot of what you may or may not be able to do will depend on how fine-grained the controls are in your modem/router. You could always set up MAC authentication where only devices whose MAC addresses you specify are allowed to access the router in the first place, at least by wireless. I think it may also block throughput if an ethernet cable were used, but I'm not 100% certain on that. This would block them entirely, but you'll have to collect the MAC addresses from your own devices that you wish to allow to connect, at least for the duration of their visit. You can always turn off MAC filtering after they're gone if you want to allow others that you give the password to to be able to connect.
I'm also going to shift this thread over to the Networking forum as it will be via tweaking your network that you will achieve your goal.
Edited by britechguy, 17 August 2017 - 05:51 PM.
Note about moving to Networking forum
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Posted 17 August 2017 - 06:30 PM
Posted 18 August 2017 - 02:53 AM
are they using their own devices (smartphone, laptop etc) or a communal PC?
Instead of reading this, why not do a backup of your PC.
You won't regret it.
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