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Block internet for a single IoT device?

Discussion in 'Asuswrt-Merlin' started by XIII, Jan 17, 2020.

  1. XIII

    XIII Very Senior Member

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    One of my IoT devices will soon get a firmware update that I'd rather not install on it.

    How can I block this single device from connecting (downloading/uploading) to the internet?

    It should still be able to communicate with devices in my local network (192.168.x.y range) though.
     
  2. Andy1932

    Andy1932 Regular Contributor

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    Try clicking on the clients bubble on the main page and find client under client status. Click on the icon and then enable "Block Internet Access".
    (I've never actually tried this.)
     
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  3. pjv

    pjv Occasional Visitor

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    I do this with various IOT devices. It works great.
     
  4. TheUntouchable

    TheUntouchable Regular Contributor

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    Or just use the dedicated feature in Skynet.. So you also get a logging ;)

     
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  5. XIII

    XIII Very Senior Member

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    Thanks! I had no idea about the GUI option and I completely forgot about the SkyNet option...

    Will experiment with both.