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Beefing up Wireless security

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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 ?


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?

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.

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?

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
Lowest you can set is  and  highest is

So I created this rule"

"Turn IPV4 Filtering ON and DENY rules listed"
Name:         Block WAN Access
Source:       WAN
Destination:  LAN
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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