How to block or allow wireless to lan traffic?

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Zyxel_Bella
Zyxel_Bella Posts: 459  Zyxel Employee
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The AP is designed not to block any traffic by default. Its primary function is to facilitate wireless communication by bridging wireless devices to the network. However, the behavior of the AP can be modified through configuration to enforce certain security policies or traffic rules if needed.

To block or allow wireless to LAN traffic, you generally need to ensure that the correct settings are configured on both your wireless access point and any network devices that manage traffic between your wireless and wired networks, such as routers or firewalls.

1. Check AP Layer-2 Isolation Settings: Ensure that AP Layer-2 isolation settings is configured as your expected on your wireless access point. Layer-2 isolation prevents wireless devices from communicating with each other or with the wired network.

2. Review Firewall Rules: Check the firewall settings on your router or any standalone firewall devices.

3. Configure IP Addressing: Ensure that your wireless devices are receiving IP addresses that are on the same subnet as your LAN devices, or if they are on a different subnet, that proper routing is configured to block or allow communication between subnets.

4. Examine NAT Settings: If your wireless devices are behind a NAT configuration on the AP or router, make sure the necessary rules are in place to block or allow traffic to flow to your LAN.

5. Security Settings: Check any security settings such as MAC address filtering, or other security features that could inadvertently block traffic from wireless to LAN.

6. Check VLAN Settings: If your network uses VLANs, ensure that the VLAN for your wireless network is correctly configured to block or allow access to the LAN resources you need.