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Beefing up Wireless security

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02ebz06:
I'd like to add as much security as I can to my wireless network.
I have not found any way to do the following:

1) Disable SSID broadcast
2) Limit network access to a list of MAC addresses.

Did I miss something, or are those features non-existent in the COVR ?

TIA

FurryNutz:
D-Link took out SSID hiding a while ago in previous models as its not very secure and can be seen by scanners.

Have you set up parental controls for your devices that need control?

02ebz06:
Never thought about setting Parental Control, since our kids have flown the coop.
Isn't that for outbound connections though, I want to block inbound connections?
I will look at it.

Being able to only allow certain MAC address on the local network would be ideal.

FurryNutz:
What are you trying to limit on the your network?
The Mac Filter was also a older generation feature.  ::)

Are you trying to keep others from the outside coming in?

02ebz06:
Dang, just lost everything I was adding.
I was playing with a IPV4 firewall, but lost outgoing connection when I saved the rule, and everything I had typed in.

Yes, want to block WAN to LAN access.

For the rule, I selected this -->  "Turn IPV4 Filtering ON and DENY rules listed"
The manual isn't 100% clear at to what this means (at least to me).
From the manual: "To begin, use the drop-down menu to select whether you want to ALLOW or DENY the rules you create"
Denying the Rule seems a strange way to word it, so I assume that it means it will deny the access listed in the rule.

Had an issue with setting a WAN rule range.
Can't use 0.0.0.0-255.255.255.255
Lowest you can set is 1.0.0.0  and  highest is 223.255.255.255

So I created this rule"

"Turn IPV4 Filtering ON and DENY rules listed"
Name:         Block WAN Access
Source:       WAN   1.0.0.0-223.255.255.255
Destination:  LAN  192.168.0.0-192.168.255.255
Port Range:   Any
Schedule:     Always Enable


So once I Saved it, I lost outbound network connection.
Obviously that was not what I wanted to happen.

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