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Registered: ‎2007-04-12

Blocking an Attached Device

I just picked up the new WNDR4500 and I would like to be able to block a certain device (Daughter's iPad) from attaching itself to the router when it shouldn't be (e.g., sleeptime, homework, etc.). I'm having trouble finding information on Block Services, MAC filtering... ... it would be nice if there was an option to log in to the router, see Attached Devices and have the option to block or unblock a device from that page. Any thoughts please? Thank you and best regards, L
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Registered: ‎2011-05-23

Re: Blocking an Attached Device

lovetoflyfish wrote:
... it would be nice if there was an option to log in to the router, see Attached Devices and have the option to block or unblock a device from that page.

I've just had a look at the manual here, and it does have both Block Services and MAC Filtering like most routers. It just isn't accessible from the Attached Devices page. I suppose there would be too much data fields to fit it there. If you feel strongly about it, you could always open a case at my.netgear.com and make your request known.
Aspirant
Posts: 120
Registered: ‎2011-10-22

Re: Blocking an Attached Device

It is under advanced / security...

This is usually where you will find these controls. I have had lot of routers and never saw security settings where the current devices are listed.

BTW, let us know how you end up doing this.

It is not so clear to me how you would schedule access from one device. The MAC filtering does not seem to have a schedule. Parental controls do not provide blocking of overall access...

R
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Re: Blocking an Attached Device

Thanks for chiming in. I'll look into the suggestions and see if it fits my needs. I was really looking for an easy way to block and unblock an attached device. Doing this from the list of attached devices seems like the most logical way but I may be missing something as to why it is not available on this page. I like the idea of opening a case with Netgear to see how they respond. Thanks again; I'll let you know what happens. All the best to you and yours, L
Luminary
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Registered: ‎2009-01-27

Re: Blocking an Attached Device

Opening ticket switch support will be much for you

In order to automate the schedule for devices to limits the usage is already limited by the router.


Mac filtering can control but manually have to done on daily basis.

You have to use block servie and schedule which will be single schedule with M-F

Other third party that will work is bsecure.com subscription base. It will control by the Mac address and thin client for for network layer and for iPad device, portable that can not install thin client will be in general network layer and it can blocking easily

Bescure was once used in dlink and they have departed for two years and works with any router etc and better than free LPC that Netgear offers ( netgesar.com /LPC)
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June Mizoguchi-
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Re: Blocking an Attached Device

See this post.

The following was extracted from the User Manual for my own router:

Block all access to Internet browsing during a scheduled period by entering a dot (.) as the keyword, and then set a schedule in the Schedule screen.


You can specify one trusted user, which is a computer that is exempt from blocking and logging. Specify a trusted user by entering that computer’s IP address in the Trusted IP Address fields.


You should be able to find the same in your router's User Manual. Smiley Wink
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Registered: ‎2011-10-22

Re: Blocking an Attached Device

Joe - I don't see these directions in the WNDR4500 manual.

I think that this can only be done by selecting "all" in the service screen:



The problem is, you can only to this for an IP or a range of IP's...it should also be available for a MAC address, and they should make this more obvious!

R
Luminary
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Registered: ‎2009-01-27

Re: Blocking an Attached Device

Yes you can but Mac address. LAN setup > address reservation
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June Mizoguchi-
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Registered: ‎2011-10-22

Re: Blocking an Attached Device

jmizoguchi wrote:
Yes you can but Mac address. LAN setup > address reservation


But you can't do that on a schedule, jm, right?

The goal is to block access to a PC during certain hours.

R
Luminary
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Registered: ‎2009-01-27

Re: Blocking an Attached Device

Think twice!!

Use address reservation within the range that you want use in block since address reservation pushes IP to the device you tell
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