Access restrictions not having any affect?

Discussion in 'Tomato Firmware' started by Dord, Jan 30, 2009.

  1. Dord

    Dord Addicted to LI Member


    I installed Tomato 1.23 on my Linksys WRT54GL last night, everything went smooth and it even took the settings that were already in my Linksys firmware. Awesome! :thumbup:

    But I'm having problems with it, mainly with the access restrictions. They dont seem to have any affect. I'm trying to restrict access for a PC on my home network. This PC (and all others on my network) have fixed IP addresses, and I was also using the MAC address to restrict it.

    Even though the time isn't set on the router it still won't stop the PC's access "all day - everyday". :confused: Oh yeah, I need to figure out how to get it to update the time. It doesn't seem to want to do that.

    Currently I'm running it wireless with the WRT54GL going into a Linksys AM200. I have the IP of the router set to and the AM200 set to

    Any help would be appreciated! :)
  2. Toastman

    Toastman Super Moderator Staff Member Member

    Can you post a screenshot of your access restrictions page, showing the rule?
  3. Dord

    Dord Addicted to LI Member


    Here it is.

    I managed to set the time via telnet but everytime I reboot the router it's lost. The AM200 is taking the time from the NTP server ok but the WRT54GL isn't. :confused:

    Access restrictions still aren't having any affect....
  4. Engineer

    Engineer Network Guru Member

    How is the WRT54G connected to the AM200? WRT54G Wan port to AM200?

    The AM200 being a router may have something to do with it. I know that having an access point attached to a router, the access point will not run access restrictions unless it is connected via the WAN port (otherwise, it's simply running Access Point with lan ports).
  5. Toastman

    Toastman Super Moderator Staff Member Member

    Yes, perhaps you better try it this way, which is the normal method of connecting to the internet via ADSL. You may also find things faster and more trouble-free.

    Access your AM200 and set it into "bridge" mode where it will pass everything straight through to your WRT54, now it is only acting as a modem. If you need help your AM200 manual should have information on bridge mode operation.

    In your WRT54 "basic/network setup, change type to ppoe (or the connection method you use). Enter password details and save.

    The WRT should now connect to your ISP. After this, your access restrictions should work.

    I should also mention that after flashing new firmware, to avoid problems with old/new values stored in NVRAM having been changed, deleted, or new ones added, it is normal to erase NVRAM and then enter all details again by hand. If you have any further problems with anything, do this before seeking help.
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