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Restricting access on wifi/ethernet

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so I want to restrict wifi for someone in my apartment, as well as restrict them from connecting an ethernet cable to my router as well. They have access to my room so my question is, are there any wireless routers out there that don't have any lan ports to connect to besides from the modem to the router? Thank you.
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you could probably make something like a mac address whitelist and only put your nic on there.
i'm no it expert though

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Quote: Originally Posted by nzgroller View Post
you could probably make something like a mac address whitelist and only put your nic on there.
i'm no it expert though
Thank you. Would creating a mac address whitelist also let me restrict internet access even if someone is using ethernet? That question is for anyone reading.
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Thank you. Would creating a mac address whitelist also let me restrict internet access even if someone is using ethernet? That question is for anyone reading.
MAC address filtering works on both wifi & wired.
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MAC address filtering works on both wifi & wired.
SWEET! thank you! any tutorials on how to do this that you recommend? I'll also need a new router in the $100-150 range if you have a suggestion.
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Quote: Originally Posted by nitrousflash View Post
SWEET! thank you! any tutorials on how to do this that you recommend? I'll also need a new router in the $100-150 range if you have a suggestion.
https://www.lifewire.com/enabling-ma...-router-816571
I regret buying my netgear nighthawk router if that's any help.(the r6700 v3) software on it sucks,& apps are the same. My old linksys had better options in the firmware in my opinion.(ability to place game consoles into DMZ's for example or prioritize them)
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Yea basically what they've said. Create a whitelist on your Modem. You could also, depending on your modem capabilities, disable the unused ethernet ports. But the whitelist would also take care of that because it would still have to verify the mac address whether the device is hardlined or wireless.

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Quote: Originally Posted by schuck6566 View Post
https://www.lifewire.com/enabling-ma...-router-816571
I regret buying my netgear nighthawk router if that's any help.(the r6700 v3) software on it sucks,& apps are the same. My old linksys had better options in the firmware in my opinion.(ability to place game consoles into DMZ's for example or prioritize them)
You never want to put anything on a DMZ. That is nothing more than Lazy.

The Nighthawks for more about performance than features. They are a little bland on the software side, but they make up for it with stability and performance. If you want feature packed look at the Asus Wifi units, they have a bunch of un needed features for a home wifi unit.


The Features OP wants is best gotten from a enterprise level devices like the Unifi AP units. Honestly Unifi is the way to go, it is the only thing I use at home and for clients/work. You can pretty much do anything, and because I use VLANs they are a must as Home units simply lack those features. A Unifi AP and either a cheap Edge router or even a low power pfSense box would do you just fine. Or even just a cheap old wifi router with the wireless turned off. Just be warned that it may be a little much for a beginner, but a great learning tool.
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MAC whitelist is definitely a good option.

Haven't bought a new router in a while, so I don't have any specific recommendations. I'm also a fan of Unify, but it may be overkill for your needs. I have had good luck with running DD-WRT on Netgear routers though. This replaces their clunky featureless interface with one that offers pretty much anything a simple home network would ever need.

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Thanks guys, so the consensus is a mac whitelist. Now I just need any router that's compatible with my modem. I miss these forums you guys are awesome. Repping everybody in here soon.
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