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WDS With MAC Filter??

Discussion in 'Cisco/Linksys Wireless Routers' started by twodaend, Aug 14, 2005.

  1. twodaend

    twodaend Network Guru Member

    I have two WRT54G's connected via WDS with MAC Filter on. I was wondering if it is necessary to have every client that is connected MAC's address in the MAC Filter List, or can I just have the wireless clients? Also do I need to put the WRT54G in the MAC Filter List as well?

    Basically what I was wondering is what needs to be in each WWRT54G's MAC Filter List?

    Thanks for the help.
  2. 4Access

    4Access Network Guru Member

    The MAC filter only affects wireless clients. Assuming you've enabled the "Permit only" mode then you'll need to enter the MAC address of all wireless devices that will connect to the router, including the other WRT.
  3. RTSAnime

    RTSAnime Network Guru Member

    i think he ment the wired clients attached to the wds bridge. For those I am unsure. You could always just put them in as a precaution.
  4. twodaend

    twodaend Network Guru Member

    Right, I was wondering about the MAC address for the wired clients connected to the WDS. Currently I have all wireless clients MAC's in each WDS as well as opposite WDS and that works fine. I did some testing and it seems that I don't need the MAC of the wired clients. However for my PS2 which is wired, I do need the MAC. Not sure why, but it is the only wired clients I have in the MAC filter. If it was not there, I could not get online with the PS2.
  5. jagboy

    jagboy Network Guru Member

    that is odd :???:

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