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WRT54G v.6 & Access Restrictions not working

Discussion in 'Cisco/Linksys Wireless Routers' started by bluerondo, Jun 11, 2011.

  1. bluerondo

    bluerondo Networkin' Nut Member

    I have a WRT54G v.6 router that's been updated to the latest firmware version (Ver.1.02.8). My main computer is a desktop running Windows 7 64bit w/SP1 & IE 9, and we also have a Windows 7 32bit laptop & two Macbook Pro laptops that my college age boys use. Recently I tried setting the access restrictions by creating two deny policies, one deny access Sunday through Friday 1-5am EST (and yes I verified that the router is set to EST) and a second one denying access 2:30-6am EST, but a few days later I got on the desktop computer to test and see if the restrictions worked and they didn't. Since my WRT54G hasn't quit working and since I don't know that the newer N routers are any better it seems to me replacing an otherwise working router would be a waste of good money. One suggestion I read said save the settings, reset the router, and then restore the settings, but I haven't tried that yet. Any ideas of what if anything I can do?
  2. markmushakian

    markmushakian Networkin' Nut Member

    I actually just registered to hopefully find a solution to my own problem regarding Access Restrictions, but on the off-chance that what I've discovered can help.. cheers :)

    These are the little details I was missing that kept it from working for me..

    1. The policy needs to be named.
    2. The policy needs to be enabled. Haha, I know.. but it defaults to disabled no matter what.
    3. You need to specify what computers are affected by the policy. For me, I used the IP Address range to block every computer (current and in the future) in the house.

    You sound like you know what you're doing, but it took me a few tries to gather all of that info, so I thought I'd mention it all since I'm here :).
  3. howardp6

    howardp6 Network Guru Member

    My son got around the restrictions by power cycling the router, after that I move the router to a l;ocation he could not access.

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