WRT54G2 / Access Restriction is not working

Discussion in 'Cisco/Linksys Wireless Routers' started by McLord, Aug 17, 2010.

  1. McLord

    McLord Networkin' Nut Member

    Hello.. :)

    I have a Linksys WRT54G2 with Firmware: 1.0.01 build 003, Mar. 26, 2008.

    The problem is that I set Access Restriction for my son. I want him to be able to only access the internet during Sundays only.

    I have set the Access Restriction as following

    I tried to Deny all days except Sundays. That didn't work too.

    I have tried to deny Everyday 24 Hours and He is still able to access the internet.

    I added myself to the PC list and it seems it is not working at all. Is the Access Restriction in this Firmware version buggy or something ?

    Thank you in advance :)
  2. jaygyver

    jaygyver LI Guru Member

    Here's some of my "calculated" guess's,
    (don't forget to SAVE the settings when your done, Sorry, had to say it)

    You might try just un-plugging the WRT ("soft" re-setting) and waiting a minute or two as sometimes that's all it needs to go back to normal. It just erases the temporary memory and you don't have to redo anything.


    This might be the easy one?
    "Status:ENABLE"--I believe you have to click enable to "enable" the policy. To turn it on. "Disable" turns the policy off, so it doesn't use it. It's the master control as it were.

    PCs:"Edit List of PCs"
    Did you type in the EXACT MAC address? Uppercase letters? There is no "letter" O, only "zer0's" when using the MAC address.
    Have you tried his IP address. (computer/Network preference/IP address, the last number(s)

    If the others don't work then I can't imagine these will either?
    I'm not sure about these, but I think they just block the ports, for like web surfing and e-mail etc.
    HTTP is web?
    DNS is web?
    SMPT is mail?
    POP3 is mail?
    SNMP is mail?
    IMAP is mail?

    Next choice?
    If his computer is wireless you can disable the wireless manually just for his MAC address and then re-enable it on Sunday? Kinda overkill tho.
    Under "Wireless"/"Wireless MAC filter"
    "Wireless MAC Filter": Clicking on "Enable" gives you another menu: Prevent or Permit only his MAC address from accessing ANYTHING wireless.

    Worst case scenario would be to do a "Hard" reset.(with the paperclip in the hole."

    It WILL erase everything and go back to the default settings so you will need the default "admin and passwords" (and IP number if you changed it). Check the manual to see how to do it. Just make sure you write down all of the settings before hand to make it go that much faster when redoing it.

    Hope it helps.....

    EDIT: OOPS sorry, I didn't see the date of the OP.....
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