D-link wireless router wont accept iPhone wi-fi mac

Discussion in 'iPhone Tips, Help and Troubleshooting' started by Sir S.A.B., Oct 29, 2009.

  1. Sir S.A.B. macrumors member

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    Im using a wireless d-link router that a friend set-up so we could piggy back off the internet a mutual friend has in his room,

    for one reason or another, when I attempt to add my iPhone wi-fi mac address to the mac filter list, it says it is an invalid mac address (mines begins in "04")

    does anyone know how I can get around this or if there is a fix action I can take?
     
  2. Acronym macrumors 68000

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    im not sure about a work around but if you dont mind me asking what does adding your iphones mac address to the routers filter do?
     
  3. strike1555 macrumors 6502

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    It's called wireless security. The op's router is probably configured to only allow connections from specified mac addresses.
     
  4. mpshay macrumors 6502

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    Use WPA instead of MAC adress filtering. Spoofing a MAC address is pretty easy so there is very little value in that method of security.

    However, I did try it and my Dlink had no problem with the MAC address of my iPhone
     
  5. hsk macrumors regular

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    Yep, you'll have to turn off MAC filtering to add your iPhone's MAC address and then turn it back on.
     
  6. njl macrumors regular

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    also, use WPA2 with AES and be sure and use the longest password it will take: 63 characters
     

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