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Help stopping torrenting

by wesley_303 / July 4, 2013 1:03 AM PDT

I have a problematic housemate who will not stop downloading p2p even though we have asked him. It means that the internet is basically unusable and seeing as I am living abroad I need it to communicate with friends and family back home.
The router we have is an Orange Livebox. I have tried blocking ports but it has no effect. I understand it is a bit much to look for a solution like this but talking has not worked.
Is there anything I can do to throttle/limit/stop the downloading?


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if your'e running
by itsdigger / July 4, 2013 1:25 AM PDT

Windows , set up a guest account for him and limit what he can do and change the password on the Admin account so only you can use it.

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Re: blocking
by Kees_B Forum moderator / July 4, 2013 1:24 AM PDT

If it's wireless, you can change the password and not tell him. And you can try mac filtering in the routering.
That way he is totally without connection. If that's the only way, so be it.

Then, in stead of paying for using the shared internet (that's ADSL?) he must use his own. Maybe cable is available where you live? Or 3G/4G, but that's rather expensive if you download a lot.


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by wesley_303 / July 4, 2013 1:40 AM PDT
In reply to: Re: blocking

I have no access to his pc and it is a wired connection so MAC filtering would not work right? I cant unplug the wire either as he could just plug it back in again!

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well than
by itsdigger / July 4, 2013 1:52 AM PDT
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Kees supplied you with the alternative, Make him get his own internet

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(NT) MAC filtering does work for blocking wired access here.
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / July 4, 2013 5:50 AM PDT
In reply to: mac
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