Linksys Gaming Adapter and AP setup for XBOX (MAC filtering)

Discussion in 'Wireless Internet' started by K-More, Dec 18, 2003.

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    K-More Guest

    I've got a Linksys gaming adapter WGA54G and link into a WAP54G access
    point (linksys). I have everything configured nicely, but want to add
    MAC address filtering to add to security.

    Trouble is I can't get it to work, the MAC address of the adapter is
    on the side (I've also double checked this by pluggin it into my wired
    LAN) and I enter this into the filter section of the AP setup and it
    stops working!

    I'm using through an XBOX, do I need to filter on the XBOX MAC as
    oppose or in addition to the adaptors? Does it not work for XBOX
    connection?

    Any help greatly appreciated.
     
    K-More, Dec 18, 2003
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    voxDEI Guest

    there are 2 kind of mac filtering,
    accept all exclude on list and only accept connect from device on list, see
    if that the case
     
    voxDEI, Dec 21, 2003
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    Dave G Guest

    I also have a Linksys wireless game adapter WGA54G linking to a WRT54G and
    can't get it to work. I direct-connected it to the router to set it's
    parameters and everything seemed to be okay. I disconnected from the router
    and connected it to the XBOX and it never gets recognized.
     
    Dave G, Dec 21, 2003
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    Barry Guest

    What version bios do you have. I was able to get the WGA54G to work
    (Wireless-G light was off) w/my WRT54g after downgrading my firmware
    from 1.42.3 to 1.42.2 (U.S.). Also, remember to turn off filtering
    and turn on broadcasting the first time you connect. When connected,
    check the MAC addresses of the XBOX on the status page of the WRT54G
    router (DHCP client table). Add that and the MAC address of the
    WGA54g adapter to your List of MAC address and permit only those MAC
    addresses to access the internet. This assumes that you are otherwise
    correctly configured, with the correct SSID and WEP settings. After
    you've confirmed that all is working, reenable MAC filter (the permit
    access mode). I'm not familiar w/XBOX Live, but you may wish to
    create a DMZ w/ the REAL IP address of the WGA54g. Note that the REAL
    IP address of the wga54g is the one that you assigned to it, not the
    one that you see in the DHCP client table. I'm not sure, but I think
    that, on the WGA54g, the Ethernet port (which the game system sees) is
    the address you assign to the device. The wrt54g router translates
    that address to a LAN address, which is what you see on the DHCP
    table. Unfortunately, I'm no expert and I'm just guessing based on
    what I've seen, so I could be wrong about that part.
     
    Barry, Dec 26, 2003
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    Barry Guest

    Turns out I'm wrong about the MAC address bit. I was assigning the
    wga54g an address within the range served by the wrt54g's dhcp server,
    so the wrt54g was assiging an address to the wga54g. Just assign the
    wga54g an address outside the range of the wrt54g's dhcp server (e.g.,
    the default address for the wga54g should work), then place that
    address in the DMZ to avoid firewall problems during games.
     
    Barry, Dec 26, 2003
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    Colin Barr Guest

    Does the gaming adapter support WPA or just WEP ?

    Colin
     
    Colin Barr, Dec 26, 2003
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    Barry Guest

    Barry, Dec 27, 2003
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