is there a exclusion from blocking devices based on MAC address

vpsundaravelvpsundaravel Member Posts: 1
edited November 2019 in Devices & Security

i have a orbi router and satellite. the satellite is on dhcp. fing blocks the device when the ip address changes. is there any exclusion for devices based on MAC address?

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  • VioletChepilVioletChepil London, UKMember Posts: 2,471
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    Hi @vpsundaravel
    Welcome to Fing Community! Nice to see you here. We do not currently have this functionality on Fingbox.
    You can either: automatically block new devices or disable the setting. 
    So if the device is changing IP and you have set-up to automatically block new devices - then the device would get blocked. 
    You could also make a feature idea here: https://community.fing.com/categories/fingbox-feature-requests
    Let me know any other way I can help.
    Cheers,
    Violet

    Community Manager at Fing

  • MirekmalMirekmal Member, Beta Tester Posts: 66
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    SImple solution is to assign static IP to the satelite... I assume it is possible to bind IP to MAC in router DHCP configuration...
    HronosVioletChepil
  • HronosHronos Beta Tester Posts: 288
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    Sorry to interrupt here but: The blocking feature wasn't enable by MAC Address?  I was in that believe.
    Most of my mobile phones are on DHCP in my network and non of them have gain the "privilege" of getting an IP Reservation xD... but they are not blocked by the FingBox when their IP's change. (Yes, I have enable the block new devices option).
    Keep looking up!
    VioletChepil
  • HronosHronos Beta Tester Posts: 288
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    Mirekmal said:
    SImple solution is to assign static IP to the satelite... I assume it is possible to bind IP to MAC in router DHCP configuration...
    It's a "best practice" step to assign static IP's to all of your networking gear (router obviously, mesh nodes, Access Points, administrated switches, FingBox, and else.  At least), so you can clearly know what is what on your network. Your more "changing" devices can get along with a changing IP, so no need to do it for all you devices, but the important ones... YES!
    You can do as @Mirekmal said and use the "DHCP reserved IP table" on your router (if there is the functionality) to do this in just one place (you may have to wait till the device request a new IP to the DHCP Server to see the change, or restart the device after setting the reservation.)

    Keep looking up!
    VioletChepil
  • VioletChepilVioletChepil London, UKMember Posts: 2,471
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    Thanks @Hronos and @Mirekmal
    @vpsundaravel - if this has solved things for you, please choose a BEST ANSWER by selecting:
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    Hronos
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