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AC68U: best way to block internet access to a device, but allow for apple push notifications?

Discussion in 'ASUS AC Routers & Adapters' started by Foghat, May 23, 2020 at 3:58 PM.

  1. Foghat

    Foghat New Around Here

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    Hi,

    I'd like to block a device from accessing the internet, but still allow it to send/initiate apple push notifications.

    port 2195 is used for apple push notifications and the address block for apple is 17.x.x.x

    What I've done is created 2 network services filter black list rules.

    For both rules, the source IP is the device to which I want internet access blocked. Then in the destination port range I have for one rule: 1:2194 and for the other rule 2196:65535. Source port range and destination IP are blank.

    This works, in that I do receive the push notifications. But I am not sure if the is best way to go about accomplishing what I want?

    I suppose ideally I could include the apple address block so that traffic from my device can only go to those IPs.

    Any thoughts on what I've done? Or any suggestions if there is a better way to go about this?