07-17-2012 06:40:32 PM
In short: I need to know how I can block somebody from connecting to my uverse internet with their laptop.
I have given this person the internet access code and I dont care if they use my internet, its just when I want to play games online with my PS3 and they are online using their computer, I experience terrible lag which makes it impossible to play games online. This person doesn't seem to care if they are eating up my bandwidth so I need to block them.
What I want to do is only block them from connecting when I need to. I need the ability to grant and deny them access to the network at will. For example: I want them to be able to use the internet whenver I am not home and Im at work. But, if they are online when I want to play a game, I need to be able to cut them off.
My uverse modem model number found on the front of the modem is: 3801HGV
Please, give me suggestions. I read somewhere about blocking a MAC address but I dont know where to go to do that nor do I know their "MAC address".
07-18-2012 02:22:22 PM
07-18-2012 02:47:53 PM
They know the password & have access.
When you want to block access you change the password to a different (unknown to them) password.
When you are done you change the password back to the one they know.
07-18-2012 02:54:07 PM
Can anybody offer a solution to my question? I dont need some smart remarks, just a solution. Please read my question before posting.
What was the question?
07-18-2012 04:20:49 PM
Again, you're asking for a solution that doesn't exist. The U-Verse RG does not support MAC address filtering.
You have several choices:
- Communicate and cooperate with the other individual.
- Revoke access for the other individual permanently by changing the wireless key.
- Install your own router in a DMZPlus configuration that supports MAC address filtering.
07-18-2012 05:44:40 PM - edited 07-18-2012 05:45:36 PM
07-19-2012 10:54:37 AM
For future reference you can also call TS and have the password changed. I've done it a few times.
07-20-2012 09:06:05 PM
Oh and BTW, totally possible to block individual devices from accessing internet from an att uverse modem.. Dont know what the other guy was talking about but using those links texasguy provided I was able to do just that. solved my little problem.