12-20-2007 12:44 AM
12-20-2007 04:19 PM
I don't take anything offensive. All I was saying is that there are different ways to put a device in the de-militarized zone. Some routers (belkin for example) use MAC address filtering vs. IP address filtering. This is in case you use, or wish to use, a dynamic IP address setting. Through MAC address filtering, the router recognizes the MAC address of the device as a whole and automatically sets it to the DMZ. Either way works fine as long as you make sure to assign a static IP address for each device that is in your network. And no, I don't charge much at all as this kind of stuff is fun for me. Nice research by the way merkk.
Jaybone - i dont know what you do for extra money, but not all routers are the same. On the last two routers I had, I set the DMZ by setting the IP address.
And if you look there, it seems like most/all of netgear's routers use the IP to set the DMZ.
As does linksys
As does d-link
I hope you aren't charging too much for your services
Maybe some routers use the MAC address to set the DMZ. But I'm guessing linksys, netgear and d-link are the most commonly used.
What i use the MAC address on my routers is to set the IP address.
12-20-2007 04:28 PM
12-20-2007 05:29 PM
Quite true merkk... well said. I got lucky with my personal router because it does allow MAC filtering. This makes it real easy to set standards without having to take extra steps. Unfortunately, some devices require that much redundancy (hope I spelled that right) to get things going smoothly. That's why I don't use or recommend older netgear devices too much. They complicate things alot.
well i am glad you dont take anything offensive. I wasnt trying to be offensive. Just that your post made it sound like you couldn't set the DMZ via the IP address and there are already too many people on this board stating things as 'facts' when they dont know as much as they think they do (not saying you are one).
Personally, i'd like it if the router gave you the option of setting the DMZ via IP or MAC.