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Standard User McG
(newbie) Tue 27-Aug-13 22:44:30
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HG533 AP Isolation doesn't work.


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Has anyone got AP Isolation working on the Huawei HG533 (v1.14t TalkTalk) router?

I have configured a second SSID for guests and set AP Isolation on. However, stations on SSID2 can still access shared resources on stations connected to SSID1. Am I missing something? Rebooting both the router and the device connected to SSID2 made no difference.
Standard User yarwell
(sensei) Wed 28-Aug-13 11:11:41
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Re: HG533 AP Isolation doesn't work.


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check definition - isolation often means isolating WLAN clients from LAN clients

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Standard User Kper
(member) Wed 28-Aug-13 16:22:40
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Re: HG533 AP Isolation doesn't work.


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It means isolating wireless clients on the same WLAN from each other.

They will still be able to access LAN resources in the absence of other restrictions (which often are applied to guest networks so that clients can only access the internet, for example).

If SSID1 is bridged to the LAN then shared resources there will be accessible too, by design. They aren't on the same WLAN, so they're not hidden.

AP isolation is meant for situations like a hotel, where you want to give guests access to the internet but don't want them whiling away their lonely hours hacking each other. By itself, that's all it does. Protecting the hotel's own network is then a separate task.

AP isolation isn't quite as useful at home as it appears at first glance, generally.


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Standard User McG
(newbie) Thu 29-Aug-13 10:39:35
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Re: HG533 AP Isolation doesn't work.


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Thank you. I'll investigate that.
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