I was asked recently by one of my followers if I could provide them with some support restricting Internet access to a device via their Sky Broadband wireless router. I helped them with this and agreed that I’d create a short guide showing how to do this. A video is shown at the bottom of the post that covers this.
Using the steps below, we will set a “Static IP” for the device and create a schedule so the Internet access is only blocked at a certain time. If you run into trouble, I’d recommend giving Sky a call – you may also contact me directly but I can’t promise to respond.
- Start by accessing the control page of the router. Open your web browser and head to http://192.168.0.1 – you will be asked to log in, the default credentials are admin and sky. If you haven’t done so already, I’d recommend changing the password once logged in.
- Once logged in, select the Attached Devices option and look for the device you’d like to apply this control to. Take a note of the IP Address and the MAC Address.
- Next, select the Advanced option then LAN IP Setup. Select the Add option.
- Enter the details previously recorded for the device. The rules we enforce will be applied to the device via its IP Address, the Sky router may assign a different IP Address to the device each time it connects, but now as we have set up the Static IP we can be sure that this device will have the same IP each time and the rules will always be effective.
- Select the Security option then the Schedule option.
- This page is simple enough, first select the days you want the schedule to work followed by the start and end times in the boxes at the bottom. The time should be entered in 24-hour format.
- Once happy with times, select Apply.
- Still within Security, select Firewall Rules.
- Under the Outbound Services, select Add.
- Service should be set for Any (ALL).
- Action should be set for BLOCK by schedule.
- LAN Users should be set to Single address.
- In the Start box, enter the IP we assigned to the device.
- Click Apply.