HI i had installed dd-wrt on my router and i was wondering when assigning restrictions for a computer at a certain time of the day does that computer have to have a static ip address or can i just use the mac address and that will block them from internet?
You should be able to assign mac to a group and then apply the rules to that group just using the gui. Worse case I know you can do it with the iptables command.
man i don't really want to do all that command typing have you ever heard of anybody else having the same problem where they set everything up in the router gui and it still don't work. Which brings me to another question is it possible for the dd-wrt to still load on a router but could have installed somewhat not right and have some flaws? finally is there a software i could use with dd-wrt that could solve my problems with account restrictions?
DD-WRT is pretty much a full linux machine you can load any software that will fit in the memory...which is the key problem.
I am not sure why it does not work unless they changed the gui lately to not allow macs to be put in groups. They say tomato is a little simpler to use so if your router can run that you could try it I guess.
Most these free third party firmware are built by hacker types so they just assume everyone knows stuff to them that is simple and they do not document well.