Flying Fox wrote:
Well, you can MAC-blacklist him if that feature is available on the wired side, until he finds out what is going on and swtich network cards. Hopefully he's cheap enough to not bother and learn his lesson.
Or he just spoofs his MAC. But I don't think they want to block his internet access completely, just restrict his ability to hog all the bandwidth. With an enterprise class router (or a PC configured as a router) you could actually throttle his bandwidth or set quotas, but you don't have such options with any SOHO equipment I know of. I wonder if there's a clever way to bump the jack he's connected on (and just that jack) down to 10Mbps -- like swapping that net cable with an old, crappy Cat4 one? (Assuming that 10Mbps is slower than your internet connection, which it probably isn't, so nevermind.)
My default Linksys WRT54GS firmware does not have MAC restrictions on the wired side, but I've found port blocking. So you may want to do that.
Yeah, though I think some of the torrent clients hop ports, don't they? But it's a start.