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Do not use MAC address filtering as access control!
Authored by: SeanKaneFLA on Oct 09, '04 11:44:44PM

I think the solution is somewhere in the middle. MAC Address filter is one step to help prevent unauthorized access to your data/network, but should be used in conjunction with other available options such as...

• encrypted passwords and data transmission
• do not broadcast the SSID
• change default password on router
• only administrate router via wired connection

No one mechanism will prevent hacking. In fact, a professional hacker can get past all of these. Make it harder though and it's less likely for this to happen to your home router.

Just my 2¢.
Sean



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