Question on MAC filtering and use of Wireless Range Extender

Discussion in 'Wireless Internet' started by pattyjamas, Aug 11, 2005.

  1. pattyjamas

    pattyjamas Guest

    I have a WRT54GS Router and a WRE54G Range Extender.

    Linksys told me that I cannot enable Mac filtering (to prevent others
    from having access) on the Range Extender.

    However if I have Mac filtering on the router will the Range Extender
    use this to only allow certain PC's since it must communicate with the

    pattyjamas, Aug 11, 2005
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  2. pattyjamas

    Duane Arnold Guest

    wrote in
    The router is the gateway device for the WAN (Wide Area Network --
    Internet) and LAN (Local Area Network -- machines on your local network)
    and where you would control what wireless NIC MAC's can access the gateway
    router. A range extender is just that an extender to extend the range of
    your wireless reception.

    Duane :)
    Duane Arnold, Aug 11, 2005
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  3. pattyjamas

    pattyjamas Guest

    That is what I thought and will try it next time my roommate comes home
    (on a trip) with her laptop.

    She has an Apple/MAC laptop and it does not (even with updates) like
    either WPA or WEP security even with all the updates to the OS and
    Airport Extreme.

    pattyjamas, Aug 11, 2005
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