7 Replies Latest reply: Nov 3, 2009 3:02 PM by Duane
Alex Maldonado Level 1 Level 1 (10 points)
is there any way to disable internet access to my apple tv that is connected via ethernet yet still have it be able to access my network?

i have a 1 gen 500gb time capsule.

MacPro 2.66 | 3GB RAM | 4x500 Gig Hard Drives | ATI X1900 | 30 Inch Display, Mac OS X (10.4.9), iPhone (8 Gig)
  • Jolly Giant Level 7 Level 7 (25,440 points)
    Alex Maldonado wrote:
    is there any way to disable internet access to my apple tv that is connected via ethernet yet still have it be able to access my network?

    i have a 1 gen 500gb time capsule.


    hi

    FWIW, you are more likely to get an answer if you post this question in the Apple TV forum
  • Alex Maldonado Level 1 Level 1 (10 points)
    apple tv does not offer any internet restriction settings. i have heard of others being able to block it from their router and so i figured this would be the place to post.
  • Jolly Giant Level 7 Level 7 (25,440 points)
    Alex Maldonado wrote:
    apple tv does not offer any internet restriction settings. i have heard of others being able to block it from their router and so i figured this would be the place to post.


    but, not everybody owning a TC may have an ATV.

    suit yourself, it was just a suggestion

    good luck !
  • Bob Timmons Level 10 Level 10 (87,615 points)
    " i have heard of others being able to block it from their router...."

    Using Timed Access on the Time Capsule, you can setup a time "between x and x" each day that a device is allowed access to the network. But, there is not a setting to allow access to the local network while blocking access to the internet.

    You might want to check out software that can do what you want. Try a google search for "Limit internet access on a Mac". Here's one example of many that appear.

    http://www.intego.com/contentbarrier/
  • Alex Maldonado Level 1 Level 1 (10 points)
    Bob Timmons wrote:
    You might want to check out software that can do what you want. Try a google search for "Limit internet access on a Mac". Here's one example of many that appear.

    http://www.intego.com/contentbarrier/



    this is software to run on existing computers. the apple tv does not allow for software to be installed on it. i am looking for a "router based" solution and am wondering if my time capsule supports this.
  • Bob Timmons Level 10 Level 10 (87,615 points)
    I understood your question to be +"is there any way to disable internet access to my apple tv that is connected via ethernet yet still have it be able to access my network?"+

    My answer was "there is not a (TC) setting to allow access to the local network while blocking access to the internet."

    Since that setting does not exist, I offered the software as a possible option which could be installed on a computer to serve as monitor for the system. I know of no other options to accomplish what you want to do, but if they exist, I certainly hope that other users will come forth with additional information.
  • Duane Level 10 Level 10 (117,955 points)
    Contentbarrier would only monitor what happened on that Mac. It wouldn't provide any insight as to what the AppleTV is doing.