Comcast is threating to canlcel / close the internet Account of my client *
ok, so here is the story.
We own a Wifi company and We have a client that owns a Trailer Mobile Home Park, he provides FREE wifi to all the residents (thats where we come in) the problem is that “a resident” at his trailer mobile home park is dowloading COPY RIGHT movies through BIT TORRENT and know Comcast it threating to permanently close his internet account.
My 3 questions to all of the experts in this forum would be the following (Thank you so so much in advance):
If a purchase a PEPLINK ONE i will be able to see the MAC address of the user? #2
will I be able to BLOCK Bit Torrent users? #3
Can I see Mac addresses and activity PRIOR to blocking Bit torrent user to know wich resident its doing this?
This can be found under ‘Advanced’ > ‘Firewall’ > ‘Access Rules’ > ‘Outbound Firewall Rules’.
This setup will deny all IP sessions of a specific MAC address going to the WAN side.
You can also block a MAC address in your internal network via ‘Access Rules’ > ‘Internal Network Firewall Rules’.
I’m not sure if every Peplink/Pepwave model supports this feature. @Kv_Chen/@TK_Liew, could you confirm which models support this?
Here is another suggestion, why not setup a Captive Portal using Social Media. We have been having really good success using this as a means of both managing internet access and the data used.
@Keith has put together an extensive guide in setting this up at
We have been using the captive portal with all the different access options (including SMS verification) for a variety of clients. Since we’ve started using the Captive Portal via InControl2, we have seen leading industry results over any other vendors systems we’ve worked previously with, I still standby what I wrote here earlier this year
@Joey_van_der_Gaag has you also on the right track if you wish to perusing the MAC address side, though this option will required a large amount of ongoing administrative work as people come and go and they get new devices.
Upgrade the router to the latest firmware (if not already done) and give the content filtering a go first, do not over complicate what you can most likely solve easily.
dear all EXPERTS!!!
can wait to show my business partner all the GREAT and AMAZING information you guys have share with us!! will DEFENTLY keep you guys updated with our “bit torrent user/users” issue of my client’s renters.
Many blessings your way! and THANK YOU FROM THE BOTTOM OF MY HEART!!
You guys ROCK!!!
to pick up the “wifi signal” from OUR access points located in the “mobile home park” and than it brings the wifi signal INSIDE (the abuser mobile home wireless router). OUR question is …will the MAC ADDRESS be seen through the PEP LINK?
LET ME REPHRASE…
Will we be able to tell/know/find out the mac addresses that are BEHIND THE UBIQUITY NANO STATION that is picking OUR signal from OUR access points in the mobile park and RE-BROADCASTING to another wireless router inside the abuser’s home, will we be able to see those devices mac addresses? OR will Ubiquity Nano station will show BIT TORRENT TRAFFIC through PEP LINK? if so… do we need to add the MAC address of the Ubiquiti Nano Station in the PEP LINK CONTROLLER?
The Nano Station is probably in station (Bridge) mode, so you should be able to see individual ip and Mac address. If the device is running on routed (NAT) mode, then you’ll only see traffic coming out from single ip and Mac, which belongs to the device WAN. -Kevin