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2012-09-17 04:48 PM
2x6L6 wrote: Reviving an old thread here...
Does that have something to do with the particular IP addresses I assigned the blocked devices?
Are there IP addresses that are 'better' to assign than others?
Do I need to also assign IP addresses for the un-blocked devices?
Any other advice?
Blocking my kids' devices at night has been a very good thing overall, it just needs some fine-tuning. And BTW, this seems to be a much better solution than LPC. Lastly, I know I am in the 3700 forum, but I have a WNDR 3300.
Thanks in advance.
2012-09-17 05:03 PM
2012-09-25 12:23 PM
ExNihilo wrote: There are many ways you can assign IP addresses to aid in your blocking. There are no addresses better than others. You can assign IP addresses to all network devices, but it is not necessary. First and foremost you want to group the devices you desire to block.
If you have "a lot" of network devices you want to restrict, and want to accommodate visitors/friends who stay overnight (you don't have easy access to their MAC addresses), it may be easier to assign IP addresses only to the devices you don't want to block.
For example, let's say you network IP is 192.168.3.1. Without an assigned IP, the first device to connect will be assigned IP 192.168.3.2, and so on (192.168.3.3, 192.168.3.4 ...) sequentially (assuming you haven't changed your starting address).
If you just have a few network devices that require 24/7 access, assign them IPs beginning with 192.168.3.50 for example. Then set your blocking rule to time restrict the range of addresses from 192.168.3.2 to 192.168.3.49.
As your children, and their friends connect to the network , the first 48 devices will fall into the time restricted grouping. 2¢.