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Locking someone out of network

Discussion in 'Tomato Firmware' started by desmopilot, Jan 14, 2010.

  1. desmopilot

    desmopilot Addicted to LI Member

    I have a trouble someone in my townhouse complex who I'm pretty sure is mooching my connection. I tried using "wireless filter" setting it to "Permit only the following clients" and adding only the MAC addresses of the devices in my network and that doesn't seem to of worked. I'm now trying an "access restriction" from 11:00PM - 11:00PM the following day set to "every day" with his MAC address being restricted. Any idea what else I could do? I'm new to wireless using a WRT54GL (with 1.27).

    Dunno if this helps or not, this his is most recent log info:
     
  2. deboyz1014

    deboyz1014 Addicted to LI Member

    Why don't you setup a WPA2 with AES password? Mac filter doesn't do much nowaday.
     
  3. Toastman

    Toastman Super Moderator Staff Member Member

    Set up your QOS to put him into a class of his own. Then throttle it to 1kbps - that should get rid of him.
     
  4. ladysman

    ladysman LI Guru Member


    I've used MAC filtering for a long time and never had this issue. if the MAc isn't in there, it shouldn't connect. I see this all the time as I bring laptops home for repair and I power on and it will attempt to connect but can't get an IP because its not in the list. I'll add it and it immediately connects.


    While I agree, mac filtering isn't the greatest, try streaming a big HD movie over G wireless with Encryption. Especially when the devices are on 2 different floors of the house. Trust me, it doesn't work well at all.
     
  5. karogyoker

    karogyoker Addicted to LI Member

    how can somebody get ip if his mac address is filtered??
     
  6. ringer004

    ringer004 LI Guru Member

    As stated before, encrypt your network.

    From above, use WPA2 (or WPA) with a completely random passphrase of 10-12 characters long. AES is better than TKIP, but either would likely accomplish your goal.

    What NOT to do (I really liked this article):

    http://blogs.zdnet.com/Ou/index.php?p=43
     

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