September 13th, 2010, 08:51 PM
Live boot is the only way to go.
To fool the father.
Use windows daily to check school email, google for projects and resources, normal everyday stuff. Use office products (or what ever) to create documents. Set up spread sheets to track - gas usage, school schedule, whatever!
Modify these files every few days.
ineffect. Use the laptop as dear old dad wants you to.
When you're off to surf pr0n, act out in an online chat room pretending to be a 15 year old cheerleader.... no wait that's me! Anyway when you head off to create acounts at hotmail, yahoo, facebook shut down your laptop and boot into whichever live cd you choose.
Unplug the cat 5 cable from the modem and plug it into your laptop. SURF AWAY!!!!! If you plan on doing illegal things, use tor - or what ever proxy your distro offers.
Once you're done surfing, turn off your laptop AND YOUR ROUTER AND YOUR MODEM!
Plug the cat 5 back into the router and IN THIS ORDER turn on your modem, wait 2 minutes then turn on your router.
September 14th, 2010, 04:15 PM
Wait.... why 2minutes? It's not as though he's cooking noodles
September 14th, 2010, 06:26 PM
It's easier than saying "wait until the flashing lights are done doing their thing", OR, "Ensure the power cycle completed successfully by verifying that the front panel indicator lights are on and in their proper sequence - See Owners manual p.nnn"
Originally Posted by HYBR|D
'Cause then you have to explain power cycles, why the modem needs to re-aquire it's IP from your ISP. Then you have to explain that the router cannot (or should not) be trying to serve DHCP address' until it has properly negotiated with the Modem, and that activity may not be completed within the 20 some odd seconds it takes from plugging the power cord into the modem and plugging the power cord into the router.
GOD FORBID you need to get into explaining MAC addresses, along with OSI layers 3, 4 and possibly 5.
But for you HYBRID
Plug the cat 5 back into the router and IN THIS ORDER turn on your modem, go cook some noodles then turn on your router.
Last edited by dinowuff; September 14th, 2010 at 06:40 PM.
September 14th, 2010, 07:22 PM
Plug the cat 5 back into the router and IN THIS ORDER turn on your modem, go cook some noodles
then turn on your router.
\"Those of us that had been up all night were in no mood for coffee and donuts, we wanted strong drink.\"
September 15th, 2010, 04:48 AM
Welp at least you explained why the dude needs to wait. I only asked because i'm sure the OP isn't that tech saavy, so he may have wondered why he needed to wait those few minutes prior to plugging it all back in correctly.
I usually boil the kettle and make a nice mugg of coffee before i re-connect back into the dsl modem.
September 15th, 2010, 03:16 PM
your biggest risk is if your dad used parental control software
some of them have a scheduled screen-grab feature. That is your biggest risk.
so Live CD is you best choice
of course, there is still a chance that your dad used a hidden camera behind you desk
September 15th, 2010, 06:14 PM
True, that's why you should always wear the extra wide tinfoil hat!
Originally Posted by The_tyrant
September 16th, 2010, 03:50 AM
Thanks again for all your help!
You're right, I'm not particularly savvy with hardware - I'm more of a software person, so I did not at all understand the explanation of why I need to wait two minutes. But at least I can follow your directions (I think...I haven't tried yet!)
And yes, of course I always look over my shoulder for hidden cameras!
In response to nihil, the router is a Linksys WRT54G Wireless-G broadband router.
September 17th, 2010, 02:11 PM
Best advice: Get a job and move the **** out.
Originally Posted by Aouzr32
Real security doesn't come with an installer.
September 17th, 2010, 06:29 PM
OK it looks like the Linksys WRT54G Wireless-G does support both parental controls and internet usage logging.
It is one of those more sophisticated hybrid devices that I mentioned.
If you connect through it the traffic will show up, and connecting to a proxy would be a dead giveaway.
As already suggested the only solution would be to connect directly to the modem, which might not be practical depending on its location in the house?
Also if anyone else in the house tried to connect to the internet whilst you were doing this the cat would be out of the bag!
I don't know if this is possible but you would need a pay-as-you-go mobile internet account and a dongle. A rather expensive solution I know, but all that I can think of that would not risk discovery on the home network, as you wouldn't be using it.
An ordinary account would be no good unless you could get the statements sent somewhere other than home college perhaps? Otherwise it would again be a dead giveaway.
All you would have to do then is boot from a live CD to protect you from any software installed on the laptop.
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