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"Block New Devices From Network"

I noticed the "Network Lock" request here: https://community.eero.com/t/k9bygw/network-lock

I was actually thinking something similar but implemented differently. Rather than a "Network Lock" toggle it might be nice if there were something like a "Block New Devices From Network" toggle.

Any new device that joins the network would simply be blocked, and a notification could be sent that a new device has joined the network and been blocked.

The advantages to this implementation are that you'd get a notification on join and you wouldn't have to toggle the setting to get new devices on the network (you could just unblock the new device to let it on the network).

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  • Ditto, I like the idea of anytime a new device tries to join the network, the admin would be required to authorize it.  Functionality could be turned on/off for those having to manage large numbers of devices

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  • I too like this as I have a 13YO who knows how to spoof a MAC to bypass pauses.

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  • Sooner rather than later please.

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  • Yes for a paid security service on a more advanced router this should be standard. Every security test / certification has a MAC spoofing section. Apparently the CSO's oversite on the glaring security hole in every eero out there is almost contributorily negligent. When all your parental safe guards to keep your kids safe can be easily bypassed by changing your MAC (Windows 10 has this as an option) is seriously disappointing. This could be fixed by just having the previously mentioned "block new devices by default" or a default profile that all new devices go into. Then you can set a basic (no porn, off at 12AM, exclude some bad content) on this profile and sleep well. They could even up their game and also fix the ARP one too.

    FYI Circle has this option but alas has the ARP security hole. I guess pick your poison.

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  • Blocking new devices from joining the network needs to be a standard protective measure from unwanted intrusion.  A new device needs to be blocked and then allowed by the admin once identified as legit.  Orbi, at least, gives you the option to allow new devices to join automatically or block until allowed.  This feature needs to be added immediately.

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  • Yes for sure. I have switched to a Gryphon Guardian for security and parental control now. I have my Xfinity xFi modem in bridge mode connected to it. I use it without wireless and have the eeros in bridge mode as the mesh wifi. I have a few wired devices that plug into the Gryphon Guardian. This works great. It has a default profile that all new devices can go in automatically. I have it set to off at 1AM on at 8AM and no adult content / violence. I can restrict it more but it catches the sneaky kids and friends and allows them. Then I move the device later or just leave the friends devices in there. It also has a guest wifi that can have this also.

    Depending on how much work you want to do. You can set the wifi guest to block new devices and a default profile. Set a default profile and allow all new devices. Then you can use a second wifi for the parents and smart devices. It actually has a third wifi for the smart devices if you want to set that up. The guest will not have access to the main network.

    Also the smart device network can have access to the main network. The nest devices and cameras need this for the app to work when both device and phone / app are on wifi. 

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  • I just installed my eero system this week.  Same story here (creative teenager figures out how to spoof a MAC address within one day to defeat the pause), and it sounds like there's no fix after a year of requests.  Not encouraging.

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