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BR500 - Block IP's by Country/Region

Dookie_Brown
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BR500 - Block IP's by Country/Region

I have a BR500 Router.

Is it possible to block IP's by country/region?

If so, how?

 

Model: BR500|Insight Instant VPN Router
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MrJoshW
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Re: BR500 - Block IP's by Country/Region

Hello,

 

Not by country, but you can restrict IP ranges under the traffic rules in the BR500 interface. Is there a reason why you would like to restrict a specific countries IP range?

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Dookie_Brown
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Re: BR500 - Block IP's by Country/Region

On the Bitvise SFTP server there are many (in the thousands) entries of logon attempts from China and Russia. Bitvise allows me to block those by country/region. I would like my router to do the job of firewalling the traffic from those countries/regions rather that the server. I see no need for their traffic to be passed into the LAN.

So there is no way for the BR500 to do this?

Is there a small business router/firewall that can?

Managing a boatload of subnets to block seems quite tedious.

 

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MrJoshW
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Re: BR500 - Block IP's by Country/Region

The BR500 does not support that feature at this time. It is a good idea and I recommend to bring it up in the Ideas Exchange section to raise awareness on this feature request:

 

https://community.netgear.com/t5/Idea-Exchange-For-Business/idb-p/idea-exchange-for-business

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