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Router Timed port access?

Discussion in 'Networking Issues' started by rkruz, May 2, 2005.

  1. rkruz

    rkruz Network Guru Member

    I have a Linksys BEFSR router.
    Is there an application that will selectively block ports or MAC address over defined time windows?

    This is to help control WWW access to kids PC after hours vs manually pulling the plug.

    any thoughts?
     
  2. jagboy

    jagboy Network Guru Member

    go into the Access Restrictions tab of your route and then you will see you can enable it and then yoiu could have the router kick off certiain mac adress. just you change the web interface password. i even if the router kicks the user off they can still conect to the router and login. they cannot use internet but login to the router
     
  3. Toxic

    Toxic Administrator Staff Member

    this usually is broken or very hard to work. i found to set a policy of your opening hours with mac Ids etc. then set new a policy, deny all 24/7 afaik this was the only way i ever got it working.
     
  4. rkruz

    rkruz Network Guru Member

    i have been able to block like that using the MAC address of the PC. but its a manual thing that I have to go into the router each time to change. I would hoping there was some application that allowed me to set a certain window of time that the router would permit WWW access.

    Am I missing something. Are you saying that timer control in in the router firmware?

    thanks
     
  5. jagboy

    jagboy Network Guru Member

    in dd-wrt and some other firmwares there is a back up option for you to backup all your topnios that you use and settings
     
  6. rkruz

    rkruz Network Guru Member

    well......im not following very well your points. Are suggesting use of some other firmware then is issued by Linksys? I only have the firmware that came installed with the unit. But I can try again tonight and log into the router and look more closely at my options. Ill also check to see if there are updates available from LInksys. But again Im looking for a timer I can set in the router to allow access only during the specified windows of time.

    thanks
     
  7. jagboy

    jagboy Network Guru Member

    the open soruce world is waiting for you. come on :D . try dd-wrt or openwrt or hyperwrt there are more but i forget (no offense). but the firmwares are great.
     
  8. rkruz

    rkruz Network Guru Member

    ok...where can I find the firmware for the BEFSR41 to download?

    thank you
     
  9. jagboy

    jagboy Network Guru Member

    holy crap sorry i thought that you had a WRT54G. sorry. i fell like a idiot. here is no 3rd party firmware for the BEFSR41

    sorry :cry:
    -jag
     
  10. rkruz

    rkruz Network Guru Member

    I cant get a router that has that capabiility. I can keep the BEFSR41 as the cable interface and use the other router for connections I want to control.

    What router is it that has this block out in time window capability?

    thanks!
     
  11. jagboy

    jagboy Network Guru Member

    try the wrt54gv2 or wrt54gv2.2 i have had both of thee are still no problems
     

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