Internet cafe, disconnect PC in network

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Internet cafe, disconnect PC in network

Postby Dorian48 » Fri May 07, 2010 6:41 am

Hi everybody,

I have a friend who wants to open an Internet cafe with 20 PC's. With the router Freesco, can I automatically disconnect a computer every half hour, one hour or xxx hours. If yes, please can you tell me how.
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Re: Internet cafe, disconnect PC in network

Postby Lightning » Fri May 07, 2010 7:48 pm

I guess my first question would be when disconnected from the network how long would they stay disconnected. Regardless it is possible it just matters in how you would do it.
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Re: Internet cafe, disconnect PC in network

Postby Dorian48 » Sat May 08, 2010 6:21 am

Hi lightning,

They must remain disconnected as long as I did not reconnect the PC in network from Freesco. (or another solution?)

eg, a customer pays for a half-hour or one hour for a chat on MSN or surf the Internet, I would like stop the connection from some PCs ( 5 PC's ) after to a half hour, 5pcs after to a one hour and 10 PCs for X hours.

The first 5 PCs, will remain connected for half an hour, later they must automatically disconnect from the Internet. the other 5 disconnect after 1 hour and 10 others disconnect after x hours. Please, how and what are the manipulations to do on Freesco?

Thx for the tips.

Livebox --> Eth0 -- > on Freesco (alone) Eth1 to the Switch 24 ports

Patch Panel 24 ports ---------------> Switch 24 ports --> RJ45 CAT5E Wall Outlet --> Network 20 PCs.

I hope you understand what I mean ;-)

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PS: Please what is the port to forwarding MSN?
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Re: Internet cafe, disconnect PC in network

Postby Lightning » Sat May 08, 2010 12:35 pm

All that will be required is to use the control panel and the "Ban/Allow" section which can be time based. It can also use IP addresses or it can use MAC addresses.
So in essence what you would do is to allow a customer to connect and then read there IP address. You would then go into the ban/Allow section and put in the time that they are allowed to go onto the Internet. Which the first line of your Ban/Allow rules would be to ban everything locally. That way only the people that you specifically allow would be able to continue onto the Internet. So your rules would look something like this
bl,192.168.1.0/24 # Ban the subnet as a permanent rule.

al,192.168.1.10,1200,1230 # Allow this customer from 12:00 to 12:30
al,192.168.1.10,1200,1300 # Allow this customer from 12:00 to 1:00 pm
al,192.168.1.10,1200,1400 # Allow this customer from 12:00 to 2:00 pm
al,aa:bb:cc:11:22:33,1200,1300 # Allow a steady customer from 12 to 1 pm

This could all be done remotely from the control panel and monitored so that these rules are removed once a customers time is up or they leave. It also could be done by MAC addresses as shown in the last example for steady or repeat customers and the rule could be left in place.

As for what port MSN uses, I am not sure and that would require some research for me to say. But it could be done in the same manor except by adding a port to the line and using something like
bl,192.168.1.0/24

alp,80,192.168.1.10,1200,1230

The above rule would allow Internet browsing on port 80 for that IP from 12 to 12:30pm
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Re: Internet cafe, disconnect PC in network

Postby Dorian48 » Sat May 08, 2010 8:39 pm

Hi Lghtning,

thx so much for this option. Your are Freesco GOD ;-)

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