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Thinking of Purchasing Rapture AX11000

ralfyfm
Level 7

Hi,

   Hoping someone can help answer a few questions prior to purchase. I have old Netgear routers, buggy and now slow however although the software is generally awful they had a couple of nice features going for them:

1. Address reservation: I do this to try to avoid IP clashes but also to group devices to make things easier to manage. I know devices don't always agree by reserved IPs but this is not going to be my point. One of the things Netgear did well was to allow selection of a device from a table and reserve an IP for it. Although this was slow and clunky generally unreserved devices were at the bottom of the table making them easy to identify. I notice Asus use a drop down box. If a device is chosen and an IP given does that device no longer appear in the drop down, i.e. is it easy to identify those without already reserved IP's? 

2. Naming: Netgear also allowed a device (client) name to be set during address reservation. I'm guessing from what I've seen they are two different screens for the Asus router?

3. Access control by MAC: This info I can't find. There appears to be wireless MAC whitelist/blacklist control but not LAN. Again Netgear allow any device, connected by any means, to be blocked. So anyone plugging in ethernet (yes, I know they obviously need physical access somewhere) could automatically be blocked. Is there a similar concept on this router?

 

Hoping someone can help. Have a good day.

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speedy32
Level 7

1 If a device is chosen and an IP given does that device no longer appear in the drop down

No

 2.  Naming: Netgear also allowed a device (client) name to be set during address reservation. 
Same on Asus. I saw only one page on LAN Server - DHCP.

3.  Access control by MAC: This info I can't find.

No. It's not possible to cut off someone on port if some other mac address show up on this cable.

ralfyfm
Level 7

Many thanks for the response. I'm surprised by the lack of MAC (or other) whitelisting/blacklisting that encompasses all devices.

There should be MAC defined control.  May I suggest looking at the GT-AX11000 Pro version...

But you can't control who is connected to the ethernet ports

@speedy32  I did not know that, my apologies for being misinformed.  I haven't tried this MAC filter on my ASUS routers before and assumed it was for both wireless and wired clients.

I'll check it out, thanks.

ralfyfm
Level 7

Thanks for the replies everyone.