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
    router?

    Thanks,
    Patty
     
    pattyjamas, Aug 11, 2005
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  2. pattyjamas

    Duane Arnold Guest

    wrote in @g44g2000cwa.googlegroups.com:
    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.

    Thanks
    Patty
     
    pattyjamas, Aug 11, 2005
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