Issue with Parental Control - Time Scheduling

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CoreDump7

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Just to add to this. Android and iPhones can now randomise their MAC address every time they connect to a network. This means dishing out a new IP and the said device will not be scheduled anymore.

I'm now looking at other solutions what will work.
Randomized MACs are good for the privacy of the owner of a roaming device, but I don't see any advantage for that behavior on my home network. It seems like more of a likely source of security problems.

Here's a naive idea: Consumer router/base-stations are probably mostly run in two kinds of contexts: either all the client devices are known (knowable) in advance, or it's necessary to support dynamic on-demand connection of new devices, like in a coffee shop. My home is the first context. I've got about 50 wifi-connected devices but they don't change very often. Ignoring for a moment difficulties in initial device setup, I think I'd prefer to allow only devices with known MACs to connect to the LAN and any non-guest WIFI network. That would reduce problems with MAC spoofing to evade filtering and make it harder for unwanted visitors to penetrate.

Why would a preregistered-MACs-only mode of operation not be a good idea?
 

JATGFU

New Around Here
Just to add to this. Android and iPhones can now randomise their MAC address every time they connect to a network. This means dishing out a new IP and the said device will not be scheduled anymore.

I'm now looking at other solutions what will work.
I'm getting desperate for a solution that supports more than 16 clients!!! That is pitifully low. And if I start using the blacklist filter, I can only have 32 devices total. Please post your solution.
 

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