‘Network > LAN > DHCP Server Settings > DHCP Reservation’ is good… except that the name I assigned to the client doesn’t seem to show up anywhere else.
It would be a lot more useful if, for example, those names showed up (as another column, preferably) under ‘Status > Client List’ page or any such reports.
And, now the second part of my feature request:
Currently, the default behavior is that any new client that just connected to the LAN gets automatic access to the external network.
This doesn’t help much if you need to keep a tab on who gets to share the precious bandwidth to the outside world (IOW, not as a security measure per se, but purely as a solution to bandwidth allocation problem.)
To solve this problem, I need a way to flag whether a client has a right to access to the external network --and unless I have explicitly authorized it so, it shouldn’t be able to.
The best place, it appears to me, is to put an option (checkbox, default unchecked) labeled something like “External Access” in ‘Status > Client List’. This would, then, cover the non-DHCP clients too.
Or, is there any other way I can do this sort of thing with the current firmware?