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Old 01-28-2005, 03:33 PM   #1 (permalink)
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sup guys,
i have an internal linksys 802.11b card and 5 windows user accounts on Win xp home, can i disable access to card under one user account and enable the other with out going to device manager every time i logon and enable it then disable before i log off
or is there a way to kill internet connectivity for one user account and not the others?
any help will be very appreiciated
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one way is to set IE to use a proxy that doesn't exist. open IE, click tools, internet options, click connections tab, click lan settings, set proxy server to 127.0.0.1, click ok, click ok.

now you'll need to block access to that setting

shange this registry setting
[HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Policies\Microsoft\Inte rnet Explorer\Control Panel]
"ConnectionsTab"=dword:00000001
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There may be an option in your User Accounts section of Control Panel to disable internet access on certain accounts.

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one way is to set IE to use a proxy that doesn't exist. open IE, click tools, internet options, click connections tab, click lan settings, set proxy server to 127.0.0.1, click ok, click ok.

now you'll need to block access to that setting

shange this registry setting
[HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Policies\Microsoft\Inte rnet Explorer\Control Panel]
"ConnectionsTab"=dword:00000001
Wouldn't those changes affect ALL user accounts on Windows XP?

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nope, the proxy setting is kept in the user profile. The reg hack is pointing to current user.
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Can i do a similiar thing to disable the wireless hardware for one account only ?
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the registry hack does not work after i expand policies/microsoft the is no internet explorer listed that i can get control panel from
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