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Remotely disconnect an xBox 360 from home network

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Hello,

I'm wondering whether it would be possible to do the following.

I am running Windows Vista Home Premium. I can see my kids xBox 360 on the network map.

Is it possible for me to disconnect their xBox from the network from my PC as it's past their bed time?

Thanks a lot.
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Question by:Mr_Splash
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by:pwrBall
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Can you access the router from your Vista machine?

Cut them off at the router...  What type of router do you have?
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by:JanSchotsmans
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Well, they don't need networking to actually play so it wouldn't stop them in their tracks.

Disconnecting it anyway can only be done if you use a network switch on which you can disable ports.
Or configure your router to block all Internet traffic for their IP or MAC address.
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by:pwrBall
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The telephone and some threats may work quicker...lol
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by:Mr_Splash
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Hiya,

Thank's for the quick replys.

They play multiplayer rather than the solo player mainly so cutting there connection a minute after they connect / reconnect should hopefully annoy them into going to sleep. Threats do work but involves me going from the basment to the attic...

I'm not sure if I can access the router, im not that network savy I'm afraid. It's a Dynamode BR-6004 W-4
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by:Mr_Splash
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Sorry go that wrong it's a Dynamode BR-6004 W-G1
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rickyman35 earned 1200 total points
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The easiest way to do this would be to go through the router. If you have a linksys router you can access the router by going to http://192.168.1.1 otherwise you need to look up your routers local address on google or something. On my linksys router there is a tap called access restrictions, which allows me to restrict internet access to computer's and other devices on the router. It even let's me restrict it for certin days and times of the day. So you could easily restrict it from sunday-thursday 9:00pm - 7:00 am. To do this you would need to look up the like local local IP address for the xbox. You can do this by clicking on the status tab and it should be under local network. Good Luck.
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by:rickyman35
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An easy way to access your router. (I think this works) Is goto start>run type cmd then in the command prompt type ipconfig, then look where it says default gateway, type that ip address into internet explorer and it should give you access.
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by:pwrBall
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Yes, I would try what rickyman35 stated.  That should bring you to the web interface for the router.

Hopefully you know the username  and password to get in.  Apparently there is no user manual that comes with the product, and online searches do not yield much.  A write up on a website states that you should be able to block users from the internet though, just doesn't explain how.
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by:Mr_Splash
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Aha, sounds ideal.

The IP is the same as your linksys. However it's requesting a username and password. Is there an easy way to locate this? Or would I need to contact Dynamode?
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by:pwrBall
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Try first to enter nothing for username and password, I saw that suggestion on one site.

Or try entering admin for the username and leave password blank.
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by:pwrBall
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You can also try:

username: guest
password: guest
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by:rickyman35
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Alot of routers are:

username: admin
password: admin
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by:Mr_Splash
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guest, guest works.

I can't find any access restrictions. But has a section on 'MAC Filtering' Am I correct in thinking the xBox will have it's own MAC address which I would include in this section and set to Deny' If so how would I go about fininding out the xBox's MAC Address?
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by:pwrBall
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To find the MAC address of your Xbox 360:

Go to the "System" area of the Xbox Dashboard;
Select "Network Settings";
Select "Edit Settings.";
Select "Additional Settings";
Select "Advanced Settings";
At the bottom of this screen you'll see a heading called "Wired MAC Address," which is your MAC address.

Block away!
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by:JanSchotsmans
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Or check "arp -a" and see what MAC is connected to the IP your Xbox360 has.

Btw, it could be that with the guest guest login, you don't get all the administration options on the router.
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by:pwrBall
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guest guest is the default for that router
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