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Parallel Intranet on wireless router w/o internet access

by adroit_91 / March 2, 2008 9:42 PM PST

Hello everyone,
I want to create a parallel intra-net on my wireless router (apart from the one that I use to access the internet), which should not have access to the internet.

Basically, I want to share files and folders as well as do any kind of networking possible with the computers on my LAN, but do not want to allow some PCs to connect to the internet through it. Is it possible to do it?

I have a Beetel 440TX Wireless Router+Access Point. In case you could give me generic hints, I would try them out on my router, as it is not a popular brand.

I use a Macbook Pro with Leopard running and all the other machines are Windows Vista or XP, although, I don't think that is important. I want my Macbook Pro as well as my Nokia N95 to be able to connect to the internet, but only an intranet for the rest of the computers, as in there should be no bridge between the other computers and the PPPoE that my DSL connection gives.


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by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / March 2, 2008 10:02 PM PST

Go ahead and hook it up normally. Now note the IP settings and use those but add 10 to the last machine IP address (or more) then don't issue then a DNS. Without the DNS they can't get far.


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by adroit_91 / March 2, 2008 10:24 PM PST
In reply to: Simple.

I think I missed out mentioning the following:

My ISP provides automatic DNS as well as IP address to the router.

The other PCs used a separate Ethernet (i.e., wired) connection for the internet. I just want to stop them from using my Wireless connection for using the internet in order to conserve bandwidth.

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Then manually set them up...
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / March 2, 2008 10:43 PM PST
In reply to: Clarification

But leave the DNS entry empty. They won't get far.


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Thank you.
by adroit_91 / March 4, 2008 1:27 AM PST

Hey Bob,

Thanks a lot for your time. But, are you saying that it is not possible to have a configuration that stops the interaction between the intranet and the internet completely.
As in, can I not configure the router to allow only particular MAC addresses, for eg, to be able to access the internet, and the rest may be allowed to be on the intranet?


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I can't answer this.
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / March 4, 2008 2:15 AM PST
In reply to: Thank you.

I don't have your router, it's firmware version and if I could do that with that router. What I can offer is the easy fix.


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Router model and firmware version
by adroit_91 / March 4, 2008 10:52 AM PST
In reply to: I can't answer this.

Hello Bob,
The router is a Beetel 440TX, which I am sure, is not produced anywhere outside India, as it belongs to mh ISP's own broadband products range. And, the firmware version is 3.7.0B.

Now, since I do not expect people to have this router outside of India, in case you are able to guide me in a generic manner or in a way specific to some router you use, I will try to find my way inside of my router and try to configure it that way.


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Please try the method I noted above.
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / March 4, 2008 11:00 AM PST

It's the easiest method...

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