RT-AC87U Block Camera From WAN

Cook1e

New Around Here
Hi All,
Newbie here - hopefully simple question. I think I'm failing to understand the Network Services Filter on my RT-AC87U.

What I want to do is prevent my Reolink camera from accessing the internet, whilst (of course) being accessible via LAN. I guess I'm a bit paranoid, but I don't want the thing 'phoning home' without my knowledge.

I thought I had it (1st screenshot), but my firewall interface (Glasswire) finds it accessing addresses in the US and China, doing who-knows-what.

Can anyone tell me how to do this? I have read the manual several times, but I can only understand how to block specific websites or addresses/ports, not simply disconnect the camera's IP from the internet.

Thanks in advance,
Ian

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ColinTaylor

Part of the Furniture
Your screenshot looks correct (maybe leave the port range blank?). Maybe it's a false positive from your firewall. I have no idea how that firewall works.

But a better/simpler approach would be to go to Network Map. Click on Clients, select the client and then block it.

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Cook1e

New Around Here
Your screenshot looks correct (maybe leave the port range blank?). Maybe it's a false positive from your firewall. I have no idea how that firewall works.

But a better/simpler approach would be to go to Network Map. Click on Clients, select the client and then block it.

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Thanks for swift response Colin. That seemed so simple - I slapped my head for missing it! Actually would never have thought of looking there...

Done and working. I have also just discovered that Glasswire flags connection attempts, not just actual connections
 

Aerandir14

Occasional Visitor
By enabling "Block Internet Access" in the clients list, you won't be able to access the camera if you use your router as a VPN server. This might not be an issue for you, depending on your setup, but it's something to keep in mind
 

Cook1e

New Around Here
Thanks Aerandir14, I'll bear that in mind. The router's a VPN client and, as far as I can tell, the camera's isolated from the WAN and no problems with the VPN.
However, I think the viewer program (Reolink) might be calling our oriental friends. If I block it using the PC's firewall, it can't see the camera.
Do you (or anyone) know if I can block the program's internet access, but still allow it to see the camera on the LAN?
 

Aerandir14

Occasional Visitor
Thanks Aerandir14, I'll bear that in mind. The router's a VPN client and, as far as I can tell, the camera's isolated from the WAN and no problems with the VPN.
However, I think the viewer program (Reolink) might be calling our oriental friends. If I block it using the PC's firewall, it can't see the camera.
Do you (or anyone) know if I can block the program's internet access, but still allow it to see the camera on the LAN?
If you're able to see which ports it uses, you could block it using Firewall>Network Services Filter. Or setting up the PC's firewall to only allow the ports used by the camera feed (you can check the Reolink's port configurations in the windows software)
 

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