Grouping devices?

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    Firewalla

    We call that tagging.  Likely be released in a few months.   

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    Aaron

    Excellent! I'm really looking forward to this feature. Thanks!

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    Firewalla

    Please follow our newsletters or Facebook, when that come, we will likely start to ask people for beta tests.  Also, it is also likely the feature will come to the firewalla gold first, then move to the blue/red

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    Scott

    I just installed my Firewalla today and didn't even know this was not possible yet.

    I am coming from CUJO and I had this feature out of the box. I bought the Blue not knowing about any Gold. This is very displeasing as I feel I should have waited for the latest box to come out.

    Wondering f I made the right choice now.

     

     

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    Aaron

    Yeah, I guess it would be good to know if this is the delivery model going forward. Will new features go to the latest/greatest model first, before deploying to the older ones? If so, what's the timeframe between these deployments? Kind of strange to think that the Blue is already becoming second-class!

     

    In any case, thanks for the quick info on my original question. I'll keep an eye on the FB page for more info on beta testing.

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    Scott

    I opened a ticket and they said coming soon.

     

    @firewalla

     

    Make sure this "tagging" allows not only devices in groups but also the ability to group the services that you are blocking. ie Social and Video in the same rule.

     

    Also I have enable the beta on my Firewalla via the Testpilot link. Any word if this will be added to the beta or do I need to sign up?

    Scott

     

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    Firewalla

    We are going to change "tagging" name to "grouping".   The grouping concept should be applied to devices and rules, and we should get all the features to be "group aware", which should work well for kids and many other things.

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    Aaron

    Thanks for this added info. This wouldn't prevent grouped devices from being managed individually as well, right?

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    Firewalla

    For sure will be restrictions.  For example, if you have device A,B,C in group G1.  And you enabled Ad-block on that group, you won't be able to turn off Ad-block off for C until C is out of the group G1. 

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    Aaron

    Ok thanks. Given the configuration you described, I assume I can turn off internet for the group. But would I also be able to turn off internet for one of the devices in the group without turning it off for the whole group?

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    Melvin Tu

    Aaron, yes you will able to do that.

    We'll make sure that you can view and manage your individual devices even if they are grouped.

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    Aaron

    Thank you! I'm really looking forward to this feature.

     

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