Network Security
This section shows you how to configure a Firewall rule, Parental Control rule, and MAC Filter rule.
Configuring a Firewall Rule
You can enable the firewall to protect your LAN computers from malicious attacks from the Internet.
1 Go to the Security > Firewall > General screen.
2 Select IPv4 Firewall/IPv6 Firewall to enable the firewall, and then click Apply.
3 Open the Access Control screen, click Add New ACL Rule to create a rule.
4 Use the following fields to configure and apply a new ACL (Access Control List) rule.
Filter Name: Enter a name to identify the firewall rule.:
Source IP Address: Enter the IP address of the computer that initializes traffic for the application or service.
Destination IP Address: Enter the IP address of the computer to which traffic for the application or service is entering.
Protocol: Select the protocol (ALL, TCP/UDP, TCP, UDP, ICMP or ICMPv6) used to transport the packets.
Policy: Select whether to (ACCEPT, DROP, or REJECT) the packets.
Direction: Select the direction (WAN to LAN, LAN to WAN, WAN to ROUTER, or LAN to ROUTER) of the traffic to which this rule applies.
5 Select Enable Rate Limit to activate the rules you created. Click OK.
Parental Control
This section shows you how to configure rules for accessing the Internet using parental control.
*The style and features of your parental control vary depending on the Zyxel Device you are using.
Configuring Parental Control Schedule and Filter
Parental Control Profile (PCP) allows you to set up a rule for:
Internet usage scheduling.
Websites and URL keyword blocking.
Use this feature to:
Limit the days and times a user can access the Internet.
Limit the websites a user can access on the Internet.
This example shows you how to block a user from accessing the Internet during time for studying. It also shows you how to stop a user from accessing specific websites.
Use the parameters below to configure a schedule rule and a URL keyword blocking rule.
 
profile name
INTERNET ACCESS schedule
network service
Site/url keyword
Study
Day:
Monday to Friday
Time:
8:00 to 11:00
13:00 to 17:00
Network Service Setting:
Block
Service Name:
HTTP
Protocol:
TCP
Port:
80
Block or Allow the Web Site:
Block the web URLs
Website:
gambling
Parental Control Screen
Open the Parental Control screen. Select Enable under General to enable parental control. Then click Add New PCP to add a rule.
Add New PCP Screen
1 Go to Parental Control > Add New PCP. Under General:
Select Enable to enable the rule you are configuring.
Enter the Parental Control Profile Name given in the above parameter.
Select an user this rule applies to in Home Network User, then click Add. You will see the MAC address of the user you just select in Rule List.
2 Under Internet Access Schedule:
Click Add New Time to add a second schedule.
Use the parameter given above to configure the time settings of your schedule.
3 Under Network Service:
In Network Service Setting, select Block.
Click Add New Service, then use the parameter given above to configure settings for the Internet service you are blocking.
4 Under Site / URL Keyword:
Select Block the web URLs in Block or Allow the Web Site.
Click Add, then use the parameter given above to configure settings for the URL keyword you are blocking.
Select Redirect blocked site to Zyxel Family Safety page to redirect the web browser to the Zyxel Family Safety page if he or she tries to access a website with the blocked URL keyword.
5 Click OK to save your settings.
Configuring a Parental Control Schedule
Parental Control Profile allows you to set up a schedule rule for Internet usage. Use this feature to limit the days and times a user can access the Internet.
This example shows you how to block an user from accessing the Internet during time for studying. Use the parameter below to configure a schedule rule.
 
profile name
start blocking
end blocking
repeat on
Study
8:00 am
11:00 am
from Monday to Friday
1:00 pm
5:00 pm
from Monday to Friday
1 Click Add more Profile to open the Parental Control screen.
2 Use this screen to add a Parental Control rule.
Enter the Profile Name given in the above parameter.
Click on the switch to enable Profile Active.
Select a device, and then click Next to proceed.
3 Use this screen to edit the Parental Control schedule.
Click Add New Schedule to add a second schedule.
Use the parameter given above to configure the time settings of your schedules.
Click Save to save the settings.
Configuring a MAC Address Filter for Wired LAN Connections
You can use a MAC address filter to exclusively allow or permanently block someone from the wired LAN network.
This example shows that computer B is not allowed access to the wired LAN network.
Configure a MAC Address Filter Example
1 Go to the Security > MAC Filter > MAC Filter screen. Under MAC Address Filter, select Enable.
2 Click Add New Rule to add a new entry. Select Active, and then enter the Host Name and MAC Address of computer B. Click Apply.