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WRT54G Access Restrictions not working (second router)

Discussion in 'Cisco/Linksys Wireless Routers' started by ron2112, Jul 14, 2005.

  1. ron2112

    ron2112 Network Guru Member

    Access restriction policies on my WRT54G v3 (latest firmware) have no effect on any of the three PCs on my network (one wired, two wireless). As I type this, I have a Deny policy enabled on the entire IP range of my network, and I don't seem to be having any trouble accessing the Internet. I've tried MAC addresses, individual IPs, nothing works.

    I worked with Linksys on this, and they don't seem to have much of a clue. They had me run through every setting they could think of, and finally decided to RMA the router and send me a new one. I got the new one today, and same thing. The Restriction policies do absolutely nothing.

    All I want to do is be able to deny access to one PC on a schedule, but nothing I do has any effect! Does anyone have any advice? I'm getting pretty desperate.

    thanks
    Ron Moses
     
  2. jagboy

    jagboy Network Guru Member

    what firmware are u running. linksys officalfirmware.
     
  3. ron2112

    ron2112 Network Guru Member

    Yes, v4.00.7, right out of the box.

    Ron Moses
     
  4. jagboy

    jagboy Network Guru Member

    did you try a hard reset.
     
  5. ron2112

    ron2112 Network Guru Member

    Yes, twice. Not to mention that this is a brand-new router they sent me as a replacement. So I've tried it on the old one and the new one.

    Ron Moses
     
  6. jagboy

    jagboy Network Guru Member

    are you sure you defined the right mac address/ip addresses.

    what version router is it?
     
  7. ron2112

    ron2112 Network Guru Member

    Absolutely sure. Double- and triple-checked. I even tried the full IP range of the router, and nothing doing.
    WRT54G v3. The previous router was a v2.2, it did the same thing.

    Ron Moses
     
  8. jagboy

    jagboy Network Guru Member

    well maybe you could try another firmware. but if that does not work then well you can start to consisder to RMA'ing the thing.
     
  9. ron2112

    ron2112 Network Guru Member

    Like I said, I already RMA'ed the router and the new one does the exact same thing. I'm open to suggestions on different firmware, however.

    Ron Moses
     
  10. jagboy

    jagboy Network Guru Member

    you should try dd-wrt or hyperwrt.
     
  11. stromm

    stromm Network Guru Member

    This is going to sound really stupid, but instead of selecting DENY, select ALLOW. Still select ENABLE though.

    I have to do this on my version 2 WRT54G.
     
  12. ron2112

    ron2112 Network Guru Member

    I'll look into those, thanks. Just for my own knowledge ('cause I'm a bit of a newbie), I assume that installing a non-Linksys firmware voids any warrantee, right? But I could always go back to the Linksys firmware if I wanted to?

    thanks!
    Ron Moses
     
  13. ron2112

    ron2112 Network Guru Member

    Interesting. So instead of indicating the times that the IP in question is denied access, I set up the times it's allowed access, and the router will deny all other times? I'll try that!

    thanks!
    Ron Moses
     
  14. jagboy

    jagboy Network Guru Member

  15. ron2112

    ron2112 Network Guru Member

    Grrr. Didn't work. Got it set to allow the entire IP range from 5AM to 6AM only. It's 10PM and I've got full access. WTF?!?

    thanks anyway,
    Ron Moses
     
  16. -mb-

    -mb- Network Guru Member

    I've found denying access by MAC address works well. I've found allowing by MAC address does not deny access outside of the specified times.
     
  17. ron2112

    ron2112 Network Guru Member

    Yeah, I've tried denying by MAC address, and that's not working either. :cry:

    Ron Moses
     
  18. ron2112

    ron2112 Network Guru Member

    Same results. Access restriction policies have no affect on any PC on my network, by IP or MAC address, under either firmware.

    Ron Moses
     
  19. ron2112

    ron2112 Network Guru Member

    Funny, I'm on with a level-2 Linksys tech right now, and he sounds like he's never been so baffled in his life. :lol:

    Ron Moses
     
  20. -mb-

    -mb- Network Guru Member

    Keep us posted, the access contol features are important to me...
     
  21. ron2112

    ron2112 Network Guru Member

    Will do. I spent about 1:15 on the phone with them today, and they were not able to figure out what's going on. They even took remote control of the router and were unable to deny access to any PC on the network. They have sent me the beta firmware (4.20.6)... but I think we know it's not going to help. I work tech support myself, and when I resort to sending a customer the latest beta, it usually means I've run out of clues (unless I know that beta addresses their problem specifically).

    Keep in mind, this is the second router to do this... they gave me an RMA last week... so this must be some kind of design issue now that they've remoted in and thereby eliminated the possibility of user error.

    Ron Moses
     
  22. ron2112

    ron2112 Network Guru Member

    Hey guess what! Installed the new beta firmware, did a reset of the router, and... Access Restrictions still don't work. :cry:

    Ron Moses
     

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