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Okay, so for the past couple days I've been having serious internet troubles. First the router crashed, then the next day DNS stopped working, then the next day I couldn't establish any connections.

So I finally got pissed enough after almost lagging out and dying in Maplestory to open up the logs, and I see a giant list of incoming connections from port 4803.


I had previously asked my little brother if he was downloading anything, or was experiencing any lag last night, and he was like "no" every time. So when I went onto his computer and saw LimeWire (which, although I disapprove of, I'm not going to confront him about it) set to consume 100% of the bandwidth.


I don't know what he was thinking, but I've done the best I can to close port 4803 (the port currently used as an incoming port) during the hours I'm normally online, as well as disabling uPNP. I'm seriously pissed off though, not because he was consuming all the bandwidth, but because he lied about it when I was trying to figure out what the fuck was going on.

I've decided to return the favor though, and not tell him what I've done. If he switches ports, I'll block that one too. And if he switches again, I'll block his MAC. Sucka.

It pays to be in control of the network.
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I actually had to go a step further. I ended up installing the RealVNC server on my brothers computer, and hid it from him. (That wasn't hard; he was dumb.) Then, whenever he was playing starcraft instead of whatever we had told him to do, my mother or I could just fire up the RealVNC client on our laptops, and quit his game for him.

It was mean as hell, and it scared the shit out of him the first time, but it was worth it.

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Haha, I didn't even think about VNC. That's an excellent idea indeed :D

Speaking of VNC, I can probably just keep my extra box running without a monitor and VNC into it when I need to change its task (like, running a shop in Maplestory 24/7 >__>) or something. That would be a lot easier than swapping a monitor, keyboard and mouse over to it everytime I needed something done :)

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