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Posts: 12,581
Registered: ‎01-26-2011

E2500 - Access Restriction Limitation?

I recently bought a Linksys E2500 and I was wondering why the the "Access Restrictions" aren't as good as my old Linksys WRT160N router. Instead of letting me have 10 different access policies with the option to block by keyword, like in my old WRT160N, it only gave me the option to block by web site and has only 1 policy. |
Why would you limit the functionality of this feature in a newer model??

Posts: 3,012
Registered: ‎09-07-2006

Re: E2500 - Access Restriction Limitation?

Well yes you are correct the Limitations on E2500 is there.. It will only alow to block 10 website @ a time..

I would like to know that are you using cisco connect to restrict a website or you are logged in the setup page of the router with the gateway address.. I belive its all depends on the firmware of the router and with E2500 it does'nt support 10 different policies..

 

Posts: 7
Registered: ‎02-09-2009

Re: E2500 - Access Restriction Limitation?

I was using the setup page at 192.168.1.1 to setup my new router. Though, I don't know why a feature from the older models would be limited in a newer one.

The Techie Kid
Posts: 3,012
Registered: ‎09-07-2006

Re: E2500 - Access Restriction Limitation?

Well, you are absolutely right. The particular option has been excluded in the newer model. In place of this you can use the parental control feature available in the Cisco connect software where in you can create 10 different users and assign different policies to each user. Also, please wait for the next firmware release of E2500.

Posts: 7
Registered: ‎02-09-2009

Re: E2500 - Access Restriction Limitation?

Well, hopefully they'll bring back the whole feature in a newer firmware. Though, there's always custom firmware if they don't.

The Techie Kid
Posts: 5
Registered: ‎12-24-2011

Re: E2500 - Access Restriction Limitation?

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 I dont understant why linksys cant get access controls right. They never worked right in my wrt54g and they dont work right in my brand new E2500. Asside from the lack of flexibility it is a total mystery why the 'Add' list in parental controls does not match the DHCP client table! And what are all those random 'network Device' entries? The 54G at least allowed you to enter MAC addresses (which was the right thing to do - except the software was totally buggy otherwise). Come on you guys, fix this! (or hire me to do it for you if your programmers cant figure it out!).

 

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Registered: ‎06-07-2013

Re: E2500 - Access Restriction Limitation?

Why would linksys make it less safer by limiting blocking options to just 10 specific websites???? Key words are more important as they can block many many more undesirable websites to protect their innocent kids! There are WAY too many porn sites out there and not enough options to b lock all of them based on linksys' messed up firmware. The option to block ONLY 10 websites is **bleep**. It's as if Linksys WANTS to ENCOURAGE PORNAGRAPHY of ALL KINDS! I hate their e2500 router. I didn't care too much for my old one because even though it allowed you to add sites via key words, it too limited how many key words you could add for blocking- NOT ENOUGH! My original NetGear allowed UNLIMITED website and key word blocking functions. Time for Linksys to Wake Up, smell the coffee and give parents/concerned consumers 'unlimted options to block' as many websites and key words they choose!

Posts: 855
Registered: ‎02-11-2013

Re: E2500 - Access Restriction Limitation?

I had the same question, too, but I believe that it is by product design. I believe as well that Linksys simplified the Access Restriction version on their routers. Not unless they will release a firmware that will allow more that 10 websites to block.

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Registered: ‎09-26-2015

Re: E2500 - Access Restriction Limitation?

 
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Registered: ‎09-26-2015

Re: E2500 - Access Restriction Limitation?

I cannot find access restriction menu on linksys e2500 ..please help me ..thanks