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RV220W and inbound communication

davidpw01
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I am hoping that CISCO is considering a firmware update to this useful and powerful Small Business Router.

One of the main items that needs to be fixed in the RV220W relates to the incoming firewall rules. It is not possible to block incoming packets to a specific internal IP address or address range.

We have a situation where we restrict access after hours and weekends. This works for outgoing rules, however we have found that it is possible to start a Torrent during normal hours and then the torrent will contine downloading after hours. Tried to set-up a rule restricting incoming packets but it is not possible to do so for an internal address range.

Out of curiosity I set-up a rule to block ALL incoming packets from ANY address to ALL internal IP addresses. Much to my surprise it was still possible to use the internet and any torrent downloads continued to work! I then tried blocking a known internet address by setting up a rule to block all packets from this address but this seemed to make no difference.

If the users are connected with wireless then I could arrange for the wireless AP to close, but these are wired users.

Other than this issue we are very pleased with the RV220W.

David

PS: comments welcome

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