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Wifi router - limiting NUMBER of connections

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    Cool Wifi router - limiting NUMBER of connections

    Hi!

    I have a slightly weird query and please forgive me for the same

    I have a Belkin wireless router and would like to limit the number of connections to 2. I would like to set this without any IP restrictions. 2 people should be able to connect (provided they furnish the right pin). Not more than two connections should be able to connect at a time. Please help. Thanks in advance.


    Cheers...
    Chaand

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    2 people should be able to connect
    same TWO persons( systems) entered.or
    any two persons at any time?

    MAC address of the system/s can be entered in WIFI router.
    ( called "white list ")
    Security key for the wifi connection should be provided. and given to two persons
    Then change the key and give to another set of persons etc. etc .

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    Quote Originally Posted by essbebe View Post
    same TWO persons( systems) entered.or
    any two persons at any time?
    Any two persons. Max connections at any time to be limited to two people even if four people are trying to access with the right pin. This ensures that even if people share their pins, not more than two people can connect at a time.

    Quote Originally Posted by essbebe View Post
    MAC address of the system/s can be entered in WIFI router.
    ( called "white list ")
    Am aware of this. But this can be bypassed by changing the mac thru windows. So even if all four have the same mac, system will allow them to log in.

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    (1)
    How many persons will avail your BB connection in Wifi mode ?
    say 10 or 20 or 100.( cybher cafe ???)

    (2)
    Only two will be allowed at a time ???? for how many hours ?

    (3)
    Users bring their own laptop ?

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    Quote Originally Posted by essbebe View Post
    (1)
    How many persons will avail your BB connection in Wifi mode ?
    say 10 or 20 or 100.( cybher cafe ???)
    >>>> 10
    (2)
    Only two will be allowed at a time ???? for how many hours ?
    >>>> 10 hours per day
    (3)
    Users bring their own laptop ?
    >>>> yes


    My answers preceded by >>>>

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    Answer query No 3 ?
    Users bring their own laptop ?
    Restrict the systems in your office/shop/residence/establishment/cybher cafe:
    Desktop or laptop with wifi facility to two. !!!
    Other systems will not have Internet access either in lan mode or wifi mode !

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    Quote Originally Posted by essbebe View Post
    Answer query No 3 ?
    Users bring their own laptop ?
    Restrict the systems in your office/shop/residence/establishment/cybher cafe:
    Desktop or laptop with wifi facility to two. !!!
    Other systems will not have Internet access either in lan mode or wifi mode !
    OK, the simplest networking Class can answer this question. You need to change your DHCP Settings.
    In your router management > Click Advanced Settings (you have to be wired to access advanced settings) > Set DHCP Settings.

    Within setting your settings, you need to check on what IP the router has given itself. Then you will need to set a limit on the amount of users using the Router IP settings.

    IF the IP Of the router is 192.168.1.1 then for 2 users only you need 1 for the router (.1.1), 2 for the users (.1.2 |.1.3) then one extra (used by router management for various purposes)(.1.4) so the available IPs you need to put in are as follows-

    Router IP - 192.168.1.1
    Beginning IP - 192.168.1.1
    Ending IP - 192.168.1.4

    This can Also take a different look using specific ip and a subnet mask

    Specific IP - 192.168.1.1
    subnet mask - 255.255.255.251

    The Normal Subnet mask will normally be 255.255.255.0 which allows like 250 people to log in, but you have to use binary to restrict use so you need to subtract 4 from the 255.

    Don't forget (usually the router does this automatically if you can't find the setting)-
    You need to make sure that the router only issues IP's while the specific computer is connected.
    Make sure it doesn't save computer IPs|Macs to "re-issue" IPs. This will keep others from accessing your router when possibly needed.

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