WRT54G Access Restrictions bug

Discussion in 'HyperWRT Firmware' started by JPrevost, Jun 8, 2005.

  1. JPrevost

    JPrevost Network Guru Member

    Okay, so I'm running v3.03.6 - HyperWRT 2.1b1 as of tonight to try and fix this bug that doesn't let me disable the internet from a PM time to AM.
    When I try this I get "The end time must be bigger than start time!" error.
    Okay, fine, so I'm just going to make 2 rules. One from 9:30pm to midnight and the other from midnight to 6:30am. Nope, doesn't work. I can NOT get that first rule from 9:30 to midnight. I've tried 9:30pm to 12:00am and same error message. Tried setting it to 12:00pm, same message. So I'm forced to have access open for 5 minutes between 11:55pm and midnight!!! This is the most worthless excuse of access restrictions I've ever seen advertised.
    Please, PLEASE, somebody help. It is very important that these computers not have access from 9:30pm through 6:30am. Thanks, and btw, awesome site.
    p.s.- Google has nothing when I search for this error.
  2. JPrevost

    JPrevost Network Guru Member

    This is awesome. What a complete POS. If I wanted such crappy control over the access restrictions I'd hire some kid to just unplug everything. Why am I the only person with this problem... or am I the only person that's even tried to setup some good access restrictions?
  3. Whatever

    Whatever Network Guru Member

    I had the same problem - in the end I got around it by allowing access in the other times and thereby preventing access in the times you want to prevent access in.

  4. JPrevost

    JPrevost Network Guru Member

    That's a good idea... kind of pathetic we have to go about doing it that way but oh well. I have to keep reminding me that this router is running on very little memory. I bet they skimped on the code just to get it out he door without extensive testing. I've always had bad luck with Linksys in the past but this router is very fast. I love how quickly it makes changes in the GUI. That's impressive in it's self :) .

    GOSOUND Guest

    here's how it should be done in evry router
    Use the mac adress ( remember, this, of course, ain't a safety matter cause mac adresses are easilly riped) cause it allows you to used dynamic ip.
    Sstart by creating all the "allow" rules for all the hosts in every situations
    amd at the end, the last rule in the sequence should be a "deny all hosts everyday at every hour" rule.
    The rules are checked in the shown sequence and when the algorithm finds one that fits, quits the checking. by reaching the "deny all" rule it knows that none of the previous suited so the acess ain't granted.
    This is not a bug, it's the way it should be.
    This way, any other pc that gains acess to the LAN, won't get internet acess unless you change the allow rules. this suits to block the wireless ungranted accesses too.
  6. pharma

    pharma Network Guru Member

  7. Supersnail

    Supersnail Network Guru Member

    Yeah, this is broken bad

    All the suggestions here do not work!

    Allowing during certain times does not work unless you deny during the other times, and if you could effectively deny during the times you wanted there would not be a problem. Without making a deny policy access is allowed. Period.

    Making multiple allow policies followed by a universal deny policy does not work. This is by design and the way it should be. Any security system should, by default, enforce the most restrictive policy above all others. This is the way it is supposed to be because it is better to be safe than sorry.

    The only way to make an overnight policy at this time is to make the two policies that leave the 5 minute window open between 11:55p and 12:00a.

    This is very broken and linksys knows it is broken, I've even had tech support remote access my router to try to figure it out.
  8. I have been messing with the PM to AM thing too

    The only thing that I have found to get around it is the 2 policy method...and yes that leaves 5 mins open....I just don’t tell the kids...lol and hope they don’t look up "things my router lets me do when dad tries to stop me" on Google

    I have talked to techsupport many times over the past year and Linksys does not seem worried about this bug.....and 3 out of the 5 times I have called I have had to wait on hold while the tech does something to verify that the problem exists. So, not only is Linksys reluctant to fix the bug…they are not telling their techs about it…..fun fun fun

    I am using the latest hyperWRT and it seems to be working just fine with the 2 policy method….and it seems that I have to live with 5 min window. Hope the kids don’t find out….lol
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