MN-500 MAC address filtering

Discussion in 'Broadband Hardware' started by Kenneth, Mar 1, 2004.

  1. Kenneth

    Kenneth Guest

    Which MAC addresses do I need to add to the filter list
    in my MN-500?

    My lan setup is as follows:

    DSL Modem -> Linksys Router
    MN-500 set up as bridge -> Uplink port of Linksys Router

    I have two laptops which connect wirelessly to the bridge
    and a desktop computer wired into the router.

    Which MAC addresses do I need to add to the MN-500
    filtering page? Just my two wireless laptop? or do I need
    to also include the linksys router mac address and the
    desktop mac address?
     
    Kenneth, Mar 1, 2004
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  2. Kenneth

    Guest Guest

    If the network is in a physically secure environment you
    may only want to secure the wireless network, and let any
    wired computer connect.

    In that case, leave unchecked "Enable Connection control"
    and check "Enable association control and" change to
    *DENY* "unspecified MAC addresses." The enter the MAC
    addresses from the wireless adapters and check "Allow
    Association." The connection control controls the wired
    connections, while the association control controls
    wireless.

    If you want also to limit the wired connections, do the
    same thing for the the MAC addresses of all devices wired
    into the MN500, but use Connection control this time.
     
    Guest, Mar 2, 2004
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  3. Kenneth

    Rod Guest

    In my case, I was using a Dlink router and I had the MN500
    (as a bridge) set up to allow connections/associations
    from a list of MAC addresses. I had to put the Dlink
    router's MAC address into the MN500's connection accept
    list because the Dlink was providing DHCP service to my
    wireless machines. The same for connections to my PCs off
    the Dlink, if I wanted to be able to talk to them from the
    wireless.
     
    Rod, Mar 2, 2004
    #3
  4. Kenneth

    Kenneth Guest

    Thanks for the help. Things are working great.

     
    Kenneth, Mar 4, 2004
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