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Limit internet usage ONLY when connected by LAN PORT

Hi, guys!

I've got a challenging quest to conquer these days.

For about a year I'm trying to change my internet usage policy to become more productive, present and dont procrastinate so much.

I've already got rid of my smartphone and solved my addiction when out, which is pretty cool. The thing I'm struggling with these days is internet usage at home, on my laptop.

I designed a solution in my head, but don't have idea how to execute it yet, which is why I write this post.

At home, I'm connected by LAN port, there is no wi-fi. I need certain rules for LAN connection and no rules for wi-fi (to do my research without limit in library).

Policy for connecting through LAN port should be like this: Whitelist of allowed webpages and programs (there will be my internet banking services, maps or email client which will be accessible while home), the rest of the internet (cat pictures, porn, social media, news&hellipWink disabled.

Policy for connecting by Wi-fi: No rules at all!

Any solution for limit only LAN connection or only one certain connection, please?

THANK YOU (and yeah, Ima weirdo)

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If No One Uses Your Home Router For Wireless, Then...

..most routers have a Parental Control, which allows for blocking/allowing website visits and/or Time Of Day settings which allows you to control access to specific times. Set the router settings to your time and content of choice.

Hope this helps.

Grif

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This was close

Thank you, Grif. I was considering this way and already tried to access my router, which worked (I'm in) and the parental control seems to have these functions.

However, this won't be doable in my case, IMO. The home network is used by a lot of people and I don't know, if manipulating with router of my charterer wouldn't be considered a cyber-crime in my country Grin I think, the solution must be inside my laptop only.

I've been using app called Surfblocker, which can do some decent restriction within PC. The problem with it is, that the options stay the same for every network, so if I would try to connect for example the library wifi, I will still be limited.

Unfortunetaly, I need something between my original solution and the one you sugested. Thank you for your respond.

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OK, It Depends On Which Browser You Use - Content Advisor

For example, maybe you could use Internet Explorer when using the wired/LAN connection and use Firefox/Chrome when using the wireless connection at the library. Using "Content Advisor" in Internet Explorer, you could set up the whitelists on Internet Explorer and leave the other browsers alone. Content Advisor isn't perfect but if you're willing to let it be the boss, it might do the job for you. The link below should help you set it up.
http://www.thewindowsclub.com/block-websites-internet-explorer-windows

Unfortunately, you've not told us which Windows version you're using. If you're using Windows 10, then you'll need to enable it to be able to see it in "Internet Options-Content tab" in your Control Panel. The link below will show you how to do that.

https://answers.microsoft.com/en-us/ie/forum/ie11-iewindows_10/content-advisor-missing-in-ie-11-in-windows-10/1b0ec612-6c04-4d69-afc7-69a4d4c837ae

Or, there is an "add-on" available for Firefox called "BlockSite" which should do what you want but it only works on Firefox. Which takes you back to using one browser for the library wireless and another for home LAN.

Hope this helps.

Grif

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