Firewalla App Release 1.60: Users & App Usage Detection, NTP Intercept, and more ...

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    Corey Kronengold

    Parent feedback: 

    There needs to be a difference between Users and Groups. Maybe this is planned for the future, but as it is implemented, it isn't an effective distinction. 

    In my network, I have groups primarily by device type, since we previously didn't have a way to assign devices to a person. So my primary groups are Cameras, Media Players, Phones/Tablets, Computers, and Smart Home. 

    There should be a way keep a person's device (users) included in the device type (group) so apply additional rules (higher priority) rather than needing its own, separate set of rules. 

    For example, if I want to set different time limits on my kids tablets (because they are 3 years apart), I still want them to have my basic "tablets" rules and settings, without applying the time limit to my wife's tablet, for example. So it seems that I can't keep all of the tablets from accessing my work VLAN and still monitor Netflix and Youtube per device. 

    As it currently stands, if i want to be able to monitor my son's Netflix usage vs my daughter's, I have to remove all of their devices from their respective device groups. 

    This may be more unique to my particular use case, but I can't imagine that I'm the only person who set their network up this way. 

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    Colin Scattergood

    Agreed! You should join the Reddit thread if you haven’t already. https://www.reddit.com/r/firewalla/s/nJdjbex353

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    Corey Kronengold

    Didn't know that was a thing. See you over there! 

     

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    Dave Taylor

    Given the UI changes, or just in general, it would be nice to have a web page showing a menu tree/tree diagram that shows where everything can be found in the app.  Most drawing tools have support for creating these (here's a random example, https://svg.template.creately.com/il6mrtzm1, from Creately), the idea is that if you want to find X in the app you can go to the web page and locate the direct path through the app menus to get to X.

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    Robert Kobbeman

    Corey,

    Totally agree. I use network and groups extensively… and they are awesome. I will not use the users feature because it removes devices from the groups I have already established.

    I have a about a dozen vlans. The dynamic nature of networks and the static nature of groups makes administration very easy and flexible. I don’t want to give up my existing group layout in order to manage users.

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    Firewalla

    Users can "adopt" an existing group. So you don't have to move them

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