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?
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