I’m attaching a new screenshot of my router and the settings because it looks like you may think I have different product…
I was wrong in thinking the access rules were working. I’d chosen Deny and one of the devices was no longer accessing the internet so I assumed it to be working correctly. However, the firewall is denying access at all times and not using the schedule I setup. This is set by IP as you can see from the screenshots above. As far as I can tell, this router has Access Rule options that just simply do nothing at all. You’re also seeing the rules in the order they’re setup and not one of them work. The only thing the firewall settings see is the option for either Allow or Deny. The schedule is meaningless.
I’m not familiar with the Balance router you referenced but as far as L2/L3 go, the Surf is providing static IPs to these devices based on their MACs. If the device has the intelligence to do this, it should also be able to use either option in the access rules. Why have that as a dropdown option at all if it’s incapable of using it? Even better would be to allow access rules based on an IP range rather than just a single IP.
Should I open a support ticket or is the Surf unable to do what I’m trying to do?