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Limiting who can access the Internet on a Kyocera

Hi all.

We are preparing for hurricane season down here in South Florida, and as a result, we have purchased a Kyocera Router that allows you to insert a PC CARD (Verizon Internet Card) so we will set this up so that only our 4 servers and 2 workstations can access the Internet.

My question is the following:

I would like to limit Internet usage to 4 servers and 2 workstations but allow everyone else to use the network. How can I do this?

The Kyocera will be connected to 4 netgear switches which in turn are connected to the patch panel.

Thank you in advance.
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rsivanandanCommented:
Simple solution would be;

1. Don't give the dns server ip through dhcp  (if you use dhcp).

2. If not, dont configure any of the machine with dns server address.

3. Just go to those machines for which you want internet, provide the dns server manually.

Cheers,
Rajesh
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printmediaAuthor Commented:
Will the fact that people are still using the network affect those who are accessing the internet (speedwise) ?
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rsivanandanCommented:
Speedwise, it is only of the concern of your switch. Basically all the users except for those who are allowed to go to internet will not hit the Internet End point. But other than that, doing this won't affect the speed.

On the other hand, the fact that only a few are using internet *should* improve the performance..

Cheers,
Rajesh
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printmediaAuthor Commented:
Thanks!
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printmediaAuthor Commented:
Oh another question, someone had mentioned something about the gateway.

They said to put the Kyocera's IP address as the gateway number to the machines I wanted to access the internet. Is this true?
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rsivanandanCommented:
Yea, you can do it that way too. Like for example, if you are having only one network, you can remove the default gateway entry from all the machines and configure it for only those machines which need internet access.

But this won't work if you have multiple networks internally, if you remove the default gateway you won't be access one network from another.

Cheers,
Rajesh
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printmediaAuthor Commented:
How would I remove the default gateway entry from a machine? Sorry for the basic question but I am new to this.
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rsivanandanCommented:
Just go to the network connections (Control Panel), select the connection, double click->Properties->Tcp/ip properties and there you can see 'default gateway'. Just remove that

The above holds true if you have static addressing.

If you have dhcp server providing the addresses, then on the dhcp server remove the option for giving out the default gateway.

Cheers,
Rajesh
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printmediaAuthor Commented:
Thanks.
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rsivanandanCommented:
No Problem.

Cheers,
Rajesh
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