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WRT54G v1.1 - 4.20.7 - Access Restriction - Policy Type

Discussion in 'Linksys Official Firmware' started by wolfganghu, Jan 5, 2006.

  1. wolfganghu

    wolfganghu Network Guru Member


    I'm new here - hope someone can help...

    I have a WRT54G V1.1, Firmware 4.20.7. I wanted to configure some rules for incoming traffic (block and allow certain ip ranges...).

    However, the Policy Type selection dropdown, where you can select "Internet Access" or "Inbound Traffic", which should be located between the "Enter Policy Name"-entry field and the "Edit List of PCs" Button, as shown in the pdf manual, does not appear on my router.

    Was this option removed on purpose ? if yes, why ?

    Is there a way to get this option back ?

    Or can I achieve the blocking of incoming traffic by some other means ?

    Thanks in advance....
  2. RcNorth

    RcNorth Network Guru Member

    I'm not sure of the dropdown list, as I don't recall seeing it. But any Access restriction is automatically blocking inbound traffic (MSN, web site etc).

    If you want to block all internet access there is a radio group beneath the "Edit List of PCs" that allows you to select "allow" or "deny" which refers to all aspects of the internet. In conjuction with the day and time options you can block one computer (the kids) machine from having internet access at certain times of the day (say 10pm until the next morning).
  3. K0Zak

    K0Zak LI Guru Member

    I have the same issue. There is no "Policy Type" pulldown on the "Access Restrictions, Internet Access" configuration page even though it is described on the right side of the page and in the pdf manual.

    Has anyone figured out why?

    I see the same question posted in the linksys.com forums with no answer.

    WRT54GL v1.1 firmware v4.30.2
  4. K0Zak

    K0Zak LI Guru Member

    Ok, I just spent 4 of the most frustrating and wasted hours with Linksys in live chat trying to get an answer to this question. They can't answer the simple question except with nonsensical suggestions like "put Internet Access in the Policy Name. The router is smart enough to know from the name that the policy is for outbound traffic".

    Beam me up, Scotty.

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