MAC Address Filter Help

Discussion in 'Mac Accessories' started by Maurier, Jul 31, 2010.

  1. Maurier macrumors regular

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    I only had my Mac Pro for 3 month and still figuring somethign out.
    I just bought today a D-Link DGL 4500 router and it has an option called "MAC Address Filter".
    This only works if I'm using my mac wirelessly correct? Like if im on a Mac Book on a wireless netwrok?
    If my Mac Pro is directly connected to the router do i still need to enable this?

    If any can help me underestand what it does be greatly appreciated thx.
     
  2. FourCandles macrumors 6502a

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    England
    #2
    A MAC address filter is one way of securing a wireless network by restricting access to devices on a list held on the router. If you are using your wireless network at all, it's a good idea to keep it enabled (but it's by no means good enough security on its own).

    You should find that it's in the wireless section of your router setup, so it doesn't affect any devices that are plugged in directly via ethernet cables.
     

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