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

    Oct 4, 2009
    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

    Apr 26, 2008
    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

    Jun 29, 2009
    It's called wireless security. The op's router is probably configured to only allow connections from specified mac addresses.
  4. mpshay macrumors 6502

    May 19, 2008
    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

    Jan 17, 2009
    Austin, TX
    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

    Mar 15, 2009
    also, use WPA2 with AES and be sure and use the longest password it will take: 63 characters

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