Vigor 2860 "Bind IP to Mac" Question

Hello all,

We have set up the router to shut down the internet at certain times, applying to the whole network with the exception of one IP address. This is done through a Firewall filter using various schedules. It cannot be done with MACs, just  IPs.

We want to prevent anyone from manually setting their machine to the allowed IP, turning off the allowed machine and then connecting during off-hours.

So the question is: if we use the "Bind IP to Mac" feature and bind that IP to the Mac of the "allowed" PC, will it then prevent any other machines from connecting with that IP if they have manually set it locally in IPV4 properties? Perhaps it would work if we stick to "Strict" filtering in the "Bind IP to Mac" settings? This is not ideal as we would have to make sure every machine is in the IP Bind list, and that means it has to be done each time a new device connects, which is impractical.

If the answer to the above is negative, are there any other solutions you might suggest?

Thanks guys, good to be here.

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David Johnson, CD, MVPOwnerCommented:
no user should be a local admin set them all as standard users.
nociSoftware EngineerCommented:
No if that machine with that specific PC is turned off. Then still someone can set his/her address to the one that is allowed through. (by NOT using the DHCP server that implements the bind ip to mac address.
(And even then, the MAC address of ANY machine is spoofable.  Very easy to do).

A better solution would be to allow a proxy server to pass through the firewall, and only allow a certain authenticated user to pass through the proxy at certain times. (that  PERSON, can pass through).

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leo135Author Commented:
This answered my question about whether it would work and the solution is worth looking into - thank you.

Unfortunately, having all users as local is ok unless someone brings in a laptop, then we have the same issue
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