Seamless solution to disable/enable a portion of the network...
I have inherited a small network. Computers are networked for the sole reason of getting on the Internet. They are not using any other network resources. The Internet connection is very slow. One computer needs to be connected at all times but the others should be disconnected periodically to save bandwidth for priority business.
I am building a firewall solution for this but would like a simple (hardware) solution in the meantime.
I know I could do this by adding another network switch at the central hub and only routing network cables from the new switch to the computers I want removed from the Internet (Pull the cable to the new switch when I want the designated computers to NOT see the Internet).
This is kind of clumsy. Does anyone know of a more elegant solution to achieve these results?