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mac filtering in linksys router

norty
11-22-2007, 12:04 AM
I'm trying to set up a router to only allow connections from my laptop through mac filtering. So I am directly connected to the router through my laptop, accessing the setup page. I went to advanced -> wireless and clicked on Edit Mac Filter Settings, added my mac address and hit "apply" then went back to the wireless page, enabled Station MAC Filtering and hit "apply". Now I am searching for wireless networks and I don't see any. What is the problem?

Caswell
11-22-2007, 12:08 AM
Mac filtering won't hide your SSID. Did you enable that as well? Try doing a few more refreshes. My router always took 2-3 referesh to appear in the list when I had mac filter on.

norty
11-22-2007, 12:10 AM
SSID is enabled, what do you mean by refresh? Do I need to restart the router or anything?

Nail Bomb
11-22-2007, 12:17 AM
SSID is enabled, what do you mean by refresh? Do I need to restart the router or anything?

he means to refresh your windows wireless browser.

unplug the rotuer and plug it back in (deep cycle) after all major changes. Also DD WRT firmware isnt a bad idea either.

Psychosis
11-22-2007, 12:22 AM
mac filtering / hiding ssid / wep

all pointless, any monkey w/ a laptop can get in anyway.

Use WPA/WPA2, a long-ass passkey (20 chars), **** the other ****, it's pointless.

norty
11-22-2007, 12:23 AM
i restarted the router by unplugging it and plugging it back in. I still cannot pick up the wireless signal from it...

travelyan
11-22-2007, 12:24 AM
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norty
11-22-2007, 12:24 AM
mac filtering / hiding ssid / wep

all pointless, any monkey w/ a laptop can get in anyway.

Use WPA/WPA2, a long-ass passkey (20 chars), **** the other ****, it's pointless.

It's not my router and this is how they have it set up, I don't want to change how they have it.

norty
11-22-2007, 12:34 AM
:(

Psychosis
11-22-2007, 12:35 AM
change is better.

norty
11-22-2007, 12:45 AM
hehe sure. got it working anyhow. btw psychosis i love your sig :drool:

Psychosis
11-22-2007, 12:48 AM
hehe sure. got it working anyhow. btw psychosis i love your sig :drool:

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especially her lovely rackness