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Aside what the differences are one being a B/G and the N router, is it worth taking out my Linksys and replacing it with the D-Link router?

Please note I only have a Laptop that is N, the other Laptop in the house is B/G along with 2 iPods and 3 iPhones plus of course this PC with B/G network adapter.

Also, would you know how I can setup times on the router's s/ware so that I can shut down the access to the devices trying to access it. Then my sons' don't have the 'luxury' of staying on FB or texting their friends etc not being able to wake up in the morning for school! A friend of mine has a s/ware called Tomato..

Thanks for ya help!
 

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I say no for wireless is a previlage for devices really. I too had that g router by linskys and finally made the switch to a linksys e3000. Concluding the result was not much of a diffrence. The only small change is the router has more antenas meaning larger distances for the cennection. Though as I state realistcly there is no use if your house has not much square feet. Plus its better to hub pcs together to transfer files. Finally saving you cash stick with your realiable handy desktop which has a trusty enthernet cable.
 

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i cant see a version 7 on this site
Linksys by Cisco - WRT54G Support

Version 6 and version 8 have a facility to restrict access
Page 14 of the version 5,6 and 8 user manual - available from the site i linked to above

so you should have that facility on your router

i would suggest you use the MAC address - you can get that from an ipconfig /all on the actual PC - how to do that is below
you will see a number like xx-xx-xx-xx-xx-xx
heres an example
Physical Address. . . . . . . . . : 00-1C-25-4F-79-59
extract from the user manual
To create an Internet Access policy:
Select a number from the Internet Access Policy dropdown menu.
To enable this policy, select Enable.
Enter a Policy Name in the field provided.
Click Edit List of PCs to select which PCs will be affected by the policy. The List of PCs screen appears. You can select a PC by MAC Address or IP Address. You can also
enter a range of IP Addresses if you want this policy to affect a group of PCs. After making your changes, click Save Settings to apply your changes or Cancel
Changes to cancel your changes. Then click Close.
List of PCs
Select the appropriate option, Deny or Allow, depending on whether you want to block or allow Internet access for the PCs you listed on the List of PCs screen.
Decide which days and what times you want this policy to be enforced. Select the individual days during which the policy will be in effect, or select Everyday. Then
enter a range of hours and minutes during which the policy will be in effect, or select 24 Hours.
Select any Blocked Services or Website Blocking you wish to use.
Click Save Settings to save the policy’s settings, or click Cancel Changes to cancel the policy’s settings.
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{ipconfig /all}
If you cannot access the internet with this PC, then you will need to paste the results into something like notepad and then copy onto a machine that can access the internet and post results here

We would like to see the results from ipconfig /all post back the results in a reply here

Hold the Windows key and press R, then type CMD then press Enter to open a command prompt box (A new dialogue box - black with white font, will appear on screen ):

In the command prompt window that opens, type the following command:

Note that there is a space before the /ALL, but there is NOT a space after the / in the following command.

ipconfig /all > network.txt & network.txt

It will export the results to notepad and then automatically open notepad.

Now all you need to do is copy and paste those results to a reply here
to do that:
From the notepad menu - choose Edit - Select all
all the text will be highlighted
Next
From the notepad menu - choose Edit - Copy
Now go back to the forum - reply and then right click in the reply box and paste
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thanks for all the info. Would you have a 'sample' that I could just copy and paste my IP address's? I remember sometime ago someone on this forum told me not to give out my IP address.

I realize you are trying to help me out.. Also, when I type the ipconfig /all would this also list of iPhone/iPod address etc. that connect to the router here?

Thanks again..
 

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I remember sometime ago someone on this forum told me not to give out my IP address.
Theres no issue providing an ip address on a forum, this information is provided by posters all the time - have a look at the network forum here or at other tech support sites - you will see ipconfig requested almost on every post

a router is normally setup to provide private IPs to devices , these almost allways start 192.168.x.x or 10.x.x.x 172.x.x.x

and so theres nothing unique to any person

Also , i have discussed on other forums, with network and security gurus and providing public IPs from a modem etc is also not a security risk

Also, when I type the ipconfig /all would this also list of iPhone/iPod address etc
No - it will only provide info about the PC you run the command on

The only issue may be if you have your full name as a USER name - but you can always edit that out


Heres my ipconfig /all as a " sample " as requested
Windows IP Configuration

Host Name . . . . . . . . . . . . : WayneVaio
Primary Dns Suffix . . . . . . . :
Node Type . . . . . . . . . . . . : Hybrid
IP Routing Enabled. . . . . . . . : No
WINS Proxy Enabled. . . . . . . . : No
DNS Suffix Search List. . . . . . : WAG320N

Wireless LAN adapter Wireless Network Connection:

Connection-specific DNS Suffix . : WAG320N
Description . . . . . . . . . . . : Intel(R) WiFi Link 5100 AGN
Physical Address. . . . . . . . . : 00-21-5D-F1-0C-C2
DHCP Enabled. . . . . . . . . . . : Yes
Autoconfiguration Enabled . . . . : Yes
Link-local IPv6 Address . . . . . : fe80::d489:b4f1:b443:aa2%11(Preferred)
IPv4 Address. . . . . . . . . . . : 192.168.1.103(Preferred)
Subnet Mask . . . . . . . . . . . : 255.255.255.0
Lease Obtained. . . . . . . . . . : 22 March 2011 06:13:31
Lease Expires . . . . . . . . . . : 23 March 2011 06:13:31
Default Gateway . . . . . . . . . : 192.168.1.1
DHCP Server . . . . . . . . . . . : 192.168.1.1
DHCPv6 IAID . . . . . . . . . . . : 268443997
DHCPv6 Client DUID. . . . . . . . : 00-01-00-01-13-A7-34-D4-00-1D-BA-AB-CC-6C
DNS Servers . . . . . . . . . . . : 62.24.139.152
62.24.139.153
NetBIOS over Tcpip. . . . . . . . : Enabled

Ethernet adapter Local Area Connection:

Media State . . . . . . . . . . . : Media disconnected
Connection-specific DNS Suffix . : home
Description . . . . . . . . . . . : Marvell Yukon 88E8055 PCI-E Gigabit Ethernet Controller
Physical Address. . . . . . . . . : 00-1D-BA-AB-CC-6C
DHCP Enabled. . . . . . . . . . . : Yes
Autoconfiguration Enabled . . . . : Yes
 
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