iPhone 3G gets access to my router without MAC address set up

Discussion in 'iPhone' started by mobile23, Jul 14, 2008.

  1. mobile23 macrumors member

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    i bought 2 iPhone 3G and went i got home i connected them to my Time Capsule. but i forgot to add the new iPhones' MAC addresses into the router. and they are still able to connect to my WiFi network. that's odd....

    then i try with my AirPort Extreme. they were still able to get connected.....

    so does that mean iPhone 3G somehow can break MAC address filter security? :D
     
  2. nickspohn macrumors 68040

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  3. mobile23 thread starter macrumors member

    mobile23

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    i mean MAC address filtering..... and i also have WPA Wireless Security set up on my Time Capsule
     
  4. onlycopunk macrumors 6502

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    They can connect, but can they access the network?

    I know what you are talking about as I use MAC address filtering.
     
  5. frosse macrumors 6502a

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    I too have had some turns with MAC address filtering, it was kind of odd actually.

    On my network i had MAC address filtering switched OFF, due to some unknown reason. Anyway, when the filter was OFF I was unable to use my touch on the network. But then I added the touch to my router it suddenly started working. Have no idea why this was, though.

    Weird.
     
  6. demiurgical macrumors member

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    I have a D-Link DGL-4300 router with MAC address filtering on +WEP. I wasn't able to connect to it with my 3G iPhone until I added it's MAC address to the router.

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