AirPort Extreme Guest Account Limitations

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  1. alksion macrumors 68000

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    Is there a simple way to set restrictions on the guest account? I have looked everywhere to see and it doesn't appear it does natively.

    Can someone confirm this for me?
     
  2. Altemose macrumors G3

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    You are able to configure Timed Access Control restrictions inside of the AirPort Utility.
     
  3. interstella macrumors regular

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    And that seems to be about it! My old router died recently so I bought an Airport Extreme to replace it. Had I known how little user configuration is possible I'd have bought something else! There is very little control over anything.

    I use satellite internet and when my children visit me I want to limit everything, not just the access time, as they'll use my 30Gb monthly allowance in no time if I can't restrict the amount of data downloaded daily or access to certain websites on the guest account.
     
  4. Altemose, Sep 13, 2014
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    Altemose macrumors G3

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    Did your old router do this? Also, I use a program called Bandwidth+ off the App Store that measures my bandwidth used. It isn't like a router management tool but it may help you monitor your usage on your Mac.
     
  5. alksion thread starter macrumors 68000

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    For any MAC address that connects to the guest network?
     
  6. apunkrockmonk macrumors 6502a

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    After using Apple router hardware for years and respecting it for it's ease of use and amazing stability... I started to get frustrated by it's limits.

    I personally now run a pfSense box as my router and the Airport units are just being used as dumb switches and access points.

    pfSense is incredibly powerful! I recommend looking into it and considering installing it on an old PC that you may have lying around the house.
     
  7. alksion thread starter macrumors 68000

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    Played around with my friends Asus N66 router. That thing has everything I'm looking for. That'll probably be my next router or a similar variant.
     

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