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Help Guest Virtual wireless with Wireless filter(Permit only)

Discussion in 'Tomato Firmware' started by Jethroww, May 13, 2013.

  1. Jethroww

    Jethroww Networkin' Nut Member

    Hi, I appreciate all the info available from this site. I would like some help setting up a guest account. I am using tomato-E3000USB-NVRAM60K-1.28.7502.3MIPSR2Toastman-RT-VLAN-VPN
    and have used MultiSSIDHOWTOForE3000 - tomato-sdhc-vlan - Tomato firmware with enhancements - Google Project Hosting to set up the guest account. I am also using the wireless filter, permit only the following clients with access restriction times (ex 11PM - 7AM).
    How can I get the guest account to bypass the wireless filter but still have time restrictions.
    I have no idea of the guest computer Mac addresses(kids friends).
    Thanks Jethroww
  2. Malitiacurt

    Malitiacurt Networkin' Nut Member

    Consider putting WPA2 and a password on the guest? Give it out to all your guests, and then if you feel like people are passing around the password to others that shouldn't be on it, turn on wireless filter to deny those extra MAC's or allow specific MAC's.
  3. Jethroww

    Jethroww Networkin' Nut Member

    Hi Malitiacurt, Sorry I forgot to mention that I am using WPA2 with password, on all of the wireless connections.
    I also have the Wireless client filter - Permit only the following clients(kids computer MAC address) on. I was
    hoping there was a way of turning this wireless feature off for the virtual wireless guest connection (Wl0.1).
    Thanks for the help. Jethroww
  4. philess

    philess Networkin' Nut Member

    You want to have a MAC filter for you private WLAN but the guest WLAN should be allowed for all MACs?
    Cannot be done in the WebUI directly. Either MAC filter on for all networks, or off.

    But you can set the filter to off and then use iptables to allow only your known MACs in your private network.

    Details: http://www.cyberciti.biz/tips/iptables-mac-address-filtering.html
  5. Jethroww

    Jethroww Networkin' Nut Member

    Hi philess, I will try the iptables. The only education I have with routers/iptables is from all the knowledgeable
    people on the router forums. I would greatly appreciate if you could suggest some reading/help articles/books. So I will be able to understand some of the coding symbols used and how the are used (router basics).
    Thanks Jethroww
  6. philess

    philess Networkin' Nut Member

    Hmm i dont know of any all-you-need-to-know guides or books about iptables.
    I learn something new about it everyday here on the forum or just by googling about the specific problem.
  7. FlashSWT

    FlashSWT LI Guru Member

    I know most people say MAC filtering isn't worth the hassle; but this would be a nice GUI feature if it could be easily implemented.
  8. Jethroww

    Jethroww Networkin' Nut Member

    Hi philess, I didn't mean " all-you-need-to-know guides or books about iptables". I just was looking for some
    basic info for beginners. Like I started with a used Motorola WR850GV3 with DD-WRT and now have a Linksys
    E3000 with Toastman tomato. Flashed and bricked a few and then learned serial,jtag,capacitors etc(still learning). Now I would like to try and learn some basic iptables and other router features?
    Thanks Jethroww
  9. philess

    philess Networkin' Nut Member

  10. Jethroww

    Jethroww Networkin' Nut Member

    Hi philess, Not trying to get off topic. Just explaining how my knowledge with routers has developed over many years of brick/fix/flash. Thanks for the links. Now I start next router chapter with iptables.
    Thanks for the help. Jethroww

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