MAC filtering

Discussion in 'Broadband Hardware' started by Eric, Jan 29, 2004.

  1. Eric

    Eric Guest

    I enabled MAC filtering within MN700.
    Does MAC filtering apply to wired connection?
    Should put MAC address of my desktop (wired connection) on
    the allow list too?
     
    Eric, Jan 29, 2004
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  2. Eric

    Brian W Guest

    Having just setup the same thing on my MN-500 yesterday I can confidently
    say...
    Yes

    HTH
    Brian W
     
    Brian W, Jan 29, 2004
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  3. Eric

    Eric Guest

    Thanks for replying, Brian.
    but are you sure? cause I haven't add my desktop MAC
    address on the "allow" list yet, but I am still able to
    access the network from the desktop, why?

    My setting is to DENY any MAC address not on my "allow"
    list.
     
    Eric, Jan 30, 2004
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  4. Eric

    Brian W Guest

    Hmmmm

    I was reasonably sure, untik I read this, that is.

    My network has 2 wired connections and 1 wireless, as soon as I turned on
    MAC filtering and hit Apply on oif the wired connections (the one I hadn't
    entered yet) stopped working.

    I'm afraid I'll have to deffer to Barb, Jason or one of the other MVP's.
    Sorry :(

    Here, I thought was doing some good for once.


    Good luck
    Brian W
     
    Brian W, Jan 30, 2004
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  5. See page 26 or so in the configuration guide. Mac filtering for
    wireless, Client filtering to control access to the Internet. Neither
    controls access between computers on your LAN.

    Local area network access is controlled outside the MS base station
    with passwords and the type of access to folders and printers that you
    set up. For help with this, it would be best to post a question in one
    of the windows networking groups for your operating system.
     
    Barb Bowman [MVP-Windows], Jan 30, 2004
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  6. Eric

    Eric Guest

    Barb, I mean I am still able to access the internet from
    the desktop, not the local network.

    So, I am still unsure: does MAC filtering apply to wired
    connection to the base station?
     
    Eric, Jan 30, 2004
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  7. no
     
    Barb Bowman \(MVP-Windows\), Jan 30, 2004
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  8. Eric

    Brian W Guest

    I'm sorry, is this somehow different behavior from that of the MN-500?

    As soon as I remove the MAC of one of my wired connections, that PC can no
    longer access any PC on my LAN nor can it access anything on the internet.


    Regards
    Brian W
     
    Brian W, Jan 30, 2004
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  9. The MN-500 and MN-700 are different animals. Please see page 26 of the User
    Guide for the MN-700. It clearly defines the filtering as being for wireless
    clients.
     
    Barb Bowman \(MVP-Windows\), Jan 30, 2004
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  10. Eric

    Brian W Guest

    The MN-500 and MN-700 are different animals. Please see page 26 of the
    User
    Sure the are :/ I just wouldn't have expected them to be *that* different.
    Oh well.

    Thanks for taking the time!


    Regards
    Brian W
     
    Brian W, Jan 30, 2004
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