Access restrictions (time based) on WAP54G?

Discussion in 'Other Linksys Equipment' started by mrrrl, Apr 18, 2005.

  1. mrrrl

    mrrrl Network Guru Member

    I have several WAP54G's and would like to restrict access based on time of day. Once the business closes so does the access. Does any of the other firmware upgrades have this feature. I have MustDie installed. If not anyone know of a program that will shutdown or block access?

  2. Guyfromhe

    Guyfromhe Network Guru Member

    i don't know about the other firmwares (i'm sure one of them has that feature) but worst case scenario you could setup a cron job to firewall out/disable the wan interface after hours and re-enable it in the morning...
  3. mrrrl

    mrrrl Network Guru Member

    Well that would help. It would stop someone from using the connect to get access to the Internet (wan) but they could still get inside the LAN.
  4. Guyfromhe

    Guyfromhe Network Guru Member

    oh you want to block the LAN....that would get tricky, you might try ifconfiging the lan interface down (I don't think that will turn the switch off though)... i'm pretty sure the switch will run on it's own regardless of how you setup the software on the router, I can try it when I get home if it won't disable the switch your pretty much screwed (afaict) stopping the machines from talking to eachother without a bunch of additional/expensive hardware...
    one altenative idea would be to get a managed switch and then have a cron job login to it and disable the lan ports after hours (unless the switch supports time based port access)... other than that I can't think of anything else...
    anyone else have any ideas?
  5. Packet

    Packet Network Guru Member

    2 options i can think of:

    1. use RADIUS auth and specify time of day access to the wireless network

    2. use a managed switch like a cisco and setup time-based ACL's for those switch ports (may need to get a little fancy with interfaces)
  6. Guyfromhe

    Guyfromhe Network Guru Member

    i didn't even think about wireless, if it's wireless just ifconfig eth1 down and the AP will disapear and all machines would have to be re-configured to ad-hoc mode to get online...
    you'd want to make sure that the machines are locked to that AP as some malicious person could come by with their own AP and if your machines auto connect to whatever open network there was they'd be back online, if it's wired that doesn't matter...
  7. Guyfromhe

    Guyfromhe Network Guru Member

    I just got home, tried to take down the interface for the switch and the switch kept going, but the router was ignoring anything addressed to it...
    so that won't work if your talking about wired systems.
  8. oopsibrokeit

    oopsibrokeit Network Guru Member

    ummm... lo-tech solution...

    walk round and turn them off PM, and then on again AM?

    the excercise will be good for you!

  9. Guyfromhe

    Guyfromhe Network Guru Member

    or set them up to automaitcally turn off in the PM and automatically turn on in the AM
  10. mrrrl

    mrrrl Network Guru Member

    Well thanks for all the input.

    They all route back to the server room so my plan is to put them all on the same hub and use a timer to turn off the hub in pm and on in am.

    I am also going to look at a Radius server, that should help keep unauthorized people off during the day.

    Thanks again.
  11. Guyfromhe

    Guyfromhe Network Guru Member

    damn why didn't I think of that, pull the plug...that otta work *duh* :p
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