Is it possibile to disable ethernet port for TL-WPA4220?

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Is it possibile to disable ethernet port for TL-WPA4220?
Is it possibile to disable ethernet port for TL-WPA4220?
2020-05-21 10:02:05 - last edited 2020-06-08 08:35:20
Model: TL-WPA4220
Hardware Version: V4
Firmware Version: 4.0.2 Build 20180308 Rel.37064

this extender is working great, everywhere I plug in the house I have a stable wi-fi. But I have a problem, in summer I connect it in the patio, so outside of the house. I have started thinking about security issues. The wi-fi is very well protected with a strong password but what about the ethernet ports? If someone is coming there with a laptop, by simply connecting to the ethernet ports is easily connected to my network and can access everywhere inlcuding the router and CCTV. Is like haivng pulled an ethernet extension cable out of the house. So the question is: is there a way to disable the ethernet ports on the TL-WPA4220 extender? I have tried with MAC filtering but that applies only to the wi-fi, not the wired ethernet. Thanks.

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2020-05-25 10:10:10 - last edited 2020-06-08 08:35:20

@FrancescoM I don't think you can disable the port - certainly not from the web interface or the tpPLC apps, but perhaps you can physically block the ports up with an RJ45 security block. Search for that and you should find something.

 

Someone could still steal the powerline device or your electricity from the outdoor, which might be a bigger risk!

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2020-05-25 10:10:10 - last edited 2020-06-08 08:35:20

@FrancescoM I don't think you can disable the port - certainly not from the web interface or the tpPLC apps, but perhaps you can physically block the ports up with an RJ45 security block. Search for that and you should find something.

 

Someone could still steal the powerline device or your electricity from the outdoor, which might be a bigger risk!

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2020-06-05 15:43:48

I'm having the same challenge and are wondering if there is a better solution that the lock for the LAN Port?

 

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2021-10-21 06:28:24
I agree this is a major oversight, if you can secure the wifi, why leave the ethernet open!??? I'm thinking of crazy-gluing in an Ethernet plug!!
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