Netgear RAXE 300 in conjunction with firewalla gold router firewall
I would like to purchase the firewalla gold router/firewall. Currently, I am using the Netgear RAXE 300 router. The Netgear router provides me with both wired and wireless connections and allows me to configure both internal and guest LANs. It also allows me to use an access control list to only allow devices based on their Mac addresses to connect to my networks. The majority of my devices are wireless. They are split between my internal private network LAN and the guest LAN. Will the firewalla gold allow my router to maintain the same functionality if I turn it into an access point? If not can I configure the firewalla gold router/firewall to provide me the same functionality that the Netgear RAXE 300 router provides?
Much gratitude in advance for any and all help!
The RAXE 300 router supports AP mode which is the best option if wanted to add FWG in router mode. This is a high level of how this setup works.
You will be able to use the ethernet ports on the RAXE 300 as you have and of course, Wi-Fi.
In terms of access control by mac address, you may be able to continue to use the RAXE 300 to limit access—you should confirm that with Netgear. But FWG also has a Quarantine feature built in so you can say, "don't give access to X to any unrecognized device" where X is whatever you define. You could allow internet but bar local network access, for example or ban all connections from unknown devices.
Some routers don't allow guest networks when they are used in AP mode so confirm with Netgear that it is still available in AP mode (i think the answer is yes but it is good to confirm.)
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