Disable ARP Poisoning and DHCP Server

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    Firewalla

    With limited mode, I think the rules still should work once you have packets going through the system.  Did you try it? 

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    Ken Watson

    I thought I did. The Monitoring icon turned red, and the Ad Block and Family icons turned orange, so I didn't put much effort into trying it out. Let me check again to make sure and will post back here with the results.

    K

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    Ken Watson

    After further digging, it does appear that the Firewall rules do indeed work in Limited Mode. Given that Limited Mode still monitors the same as DHCP Mode, it is curious that Firewalla indicates otherwise in so many places.

    From my phone app:

    • "Box monitoring is off" warning message on the main page
    • "Family" icon is orange, not blue
    • "Ad Block" icon is orange, not blue
    • "Monitoring" icon says "Off" and is red

    From "How does Firewalla Intercept Traffic?" https://help.firewalla.com/hc/en-us/articles/115004292514-How-does-Firewalla-Intercept-Traffic-

    • "In this mode, Firewalla simply turns off monitoring..."


    From "Monitoring Mode" https://help.firewalla.com/hc/en-us/articles/115004274593-Monitoring-Mode

    • In chart, Limited Mode shows monitoring feature as disabled

    If the Firewalla device has all the same features enabled in Limited Mode as in DHCP Mode (except for the DHCP server), then why does the app and web documentation seem to say the opposite? Could it be that some feature really is not working and it has escaped my notice?

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    Firewalla

    this is because in limited mode, there is no automatic way for users to divert traffic to firewalla.  Hence, it is disabled.  If you manually send stuff over ... then it will work.

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