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Wannabe Geek

Topic # 32513 18-Apr-2009 21:32


I have a Dlink Di-524 wireless router and my internet service is TelstraClear.

Lately, my internet got stuff up after 9PM although the connection to modem is always excellent. => So i think some1 has put an internet block on the router.

As I observed I cant partly connect to internet. EG: I cant connect to Fiefox or IE after 9pm. But if there is a download before 9PM, it can still keep going after 9. Or if there is a program connected to internet before 9 like Xfire or Skype. I can still use them.

Another thing I want to ask is about the internet gateway. I have read info about it and and most people say it good for supportting connection and stuff. I wonder why when I connected to internet by wireless, the internet gateway icon appear. But not when I connect to internet by Lan cable through router.

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  Reply # 208514 22-Apr-2009 11:36
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From the manual:

Filters are used to deny or allow LAN computers from accessing the Internet. Within the local area network, the unit can be setup to deny Internet access to computers using the assigned IP or MAC addresses. The unit can also block users from accessing restricted web sites.
Filter - IP Filters
Use IP Filters to deny particular LAN IP addresses from accessing the Internet. You can deny specific port numbers or all ports for a specific IP address. The screen will display well-known ports that are defined. To use them, click on the edit icon. You will only need to input the LAN IP address(es) of the computer(s) that will be denied Internet access.
IP - The IP address of the LAN computer that will be denied access to the Internet. You can also add a range of IP addresses.
Port - The single port or port range that will be denied access to the Internet. If no port is specified, all ports will be denied access.
Protocol Type - This is the protocol type that will be used with the Port that will be blocked.
Schedule - This is the schedule of time when the IP Filter will be enabled.

- so look for the filter option in the web GUI.

You always have a connection to the gateway regardless of what type of connection you have. I think what you are seeing is, through wireless you are connected directly to gateway (located at your ISP). Through DSL you are using your local router as your gateway and will probably just shows a LAN connection icon in the taskbar.

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