Airport Extreme 802.11n MAC filtering

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  1. ninjapenguinart macrumors regular

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    I am trying to have MAC filtering used on my airport extreme router, but the only kind of MAC filtering I saw was when to kick certain MAC addresses off during a certain time frame. As in like a parental lock, so kids can't be on the internet past 12 a.m.
    So I was wondering if there is another kind of MAC filtering that I can use, or if there is a manual way of configuring the router to enable it?
     
  2. Xavier macrumors 68020

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    You want to be able to have a network where only the computers with a certain MAC address can access it?

    This is what I do. I have my MBP, my iMac and my iPod Touch all mac addressed to my APEBS. It was very simple. There was an option for MAC addressing and a little + at the bottom left to add any devices I wanted.

    You are talking about the limited time feature (forget the actual name at the moment) and you can choose to have certain MAC address computers access the network for an infinet amount of time. I also do this. It is pretty straight forward. I am at work right now, but I can go into more detail once I get home, or someone else can finish up for me.

    EDIT: It sounds like you have the MAC address on, but you only want to let the computer have access to the internet for a certain amount of time each day (you said up until midnight). I am pretty sure that you are able to give a time range, but I do my MAC addressing a little differently than this.
     
  3. ninjapenguinart thread starter macrumors regular

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    I am sorry if I confused you, I meant I only wanted certain MAC addresses to be able to access my APEBS, but when I tried doing the mac address filter there were only 2 options, Time Limit and Radius. When I did Time, any mac address could access my APEBS, or at least my PSP could.
     
  4. Xavier macrumors 68020

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    When I was setting mine up, I had to enter the MAC address of my MBP, and I also set it to time limit. But, I set it for my MBP to be able to connect forever.

    No other computers can use my network unless their MAC address is entered on Airport Utility.
     
  5. netnothing macrumors 68040

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    So I know with my Time Capsule, I had to set it up like this:

    Use Timed Access

    There is an item called (default). For this item I gave it a description of No Access, and changed the time limits to No Access.

    This sets it so no one can access the TC.

    Then I added individual clients, giving each of them the time limits of Everyday - All Day.

    -Kevin
     
  6. ninjapenguinart thread starter macrumors regular

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    Okay, so that default is if some one with another MAC address was trying to get onto the network? That makes a lot of sense now :p
     
  7. netnothing macrumors 68040

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    Yeah, think of the (default) No Access entry as locking the door. No one can connect if this is the only entry.

    Now, adding the MAC addresses you WANT to let in, gives them each the key.

    -Kevin
     

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