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SXK80 Inter-VLAN Firewall Rules

It would be helpful if the SRK80 router supported defining firewall rules between VLANs. This would enable administrators to allow limited access to devices in other VLANs, more precisely than "Network Isolation" on (completely closed) or off (completely open).

 

A common use case of this feature would be to place IoT devices such as Chromecasts on an IoT VLAN and allow personal devices such as smartphones to control these IoT devices from a personal VLAN, withouth allowing IoT devices to access the personal VLAN. An example of this use-case is illustrated in OpenWRT which is already what the Orbi Pro Wifi 6 firmware is based on: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UvniZs8q3eU&t=310s

6 Comments
hnagaraju
NETGEAR Expert

Thank you for your inputs.

 

Are you looking more for "static route" feature or mDNS service gateways ?

 

bredward
Luminary

I'm not looking for static routes, nor mDNS service gateways, although the latter is useful for inter-VLAN Chromecasting, and is already implemented as of beta firmware v3.2.5.778.

 

What I'm looking for is the ability to forward traffic between zones, where the zones are associated with VLAN, e.g. devices on my personal VLAN can open connections to devices on my IoT VLAN, but devices on my IoT VLAN can not open connections to devices on my personal VLAN, although they can reply to requests made from devices on my personal VLAN.

This setup is described in the YouTube video I linked to in my original post.

JasperC
Luminary

I second this feature request. I own this pro model, but I should have defined my requirements before I bought it. I expect more advanced features from a pro model. I believe it should compete feature for feature with the UniFi Dream Machine Pro. See https://youtu.be/ufJ3dPAgFiM

CHUNKYBOWSER
Luminary

I just bought an SXR30 and am disappointed that I don't have this feature either. I may need to ditch it and go with another solution. I was not aware of this before purchasing. I assumed that since it supports VLANs it would support this feature as well.

hnagaraju
NETGEAR Expert
Status changed to: Engineering Investigation

We are Investigating this feature.

 

Thank you,

Harsha

 

JasperC
Luminary

Great news hnagaraju. Thanks!