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NickP65

join:2008-12-11
Trenton, NJ
reply to Dream Killer

Re: How-to: Reddit YouTube firewall rule with MI424wr

I was under the impression that the rules were suppose to be INPUT rules not output ...



mking128

join:2005-08-10
College Point, NY
kudos:1

Setting up as stated above on the OUTPUT side to drop - save/close/exit. For good measures, reboot the router & PC's - enjoy YouTube without lags & buffering, etc. - works like a charm on our MI424 Rev.I router.



Dream Killer
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join:2002-08-09
Forest Hills, NY
kudos:1
reply to NickP65

said by NickP65:

I was under the impression that the rules were suppose to be INPUT rules not output ...

The rule is written from the point of view of the firewall and router's interface. The main thing to remember is whenever there's a device on the LAN side that requests a connection to a certain WAN IP, through NAT, it's an outgoing connection. It's a confusing concept because it doesn't follow the "download = input" and "output = upload" point of view we're so used to.

NickP65

join:2008-12-11
Trenton, NJ

Dream Killer - Thanks for explanation.