Logging MAC filtering exclusions?

Discussion in 'Networking Issues' started by unionchurch, Aug 8, 2006.

  1. unionchurch

    unionchurch LI Guru Member


    I run a SOHO network for a privately operated community center. I make use of a Netgear firewall-router that provides DHCP MAC address reservation. Downstream of the firewall-router I have a Linksys WAP54G wireless access point with MAC address filtering enabled. Because the building is in a semi-rural area, I do not deem wireless encryption to be a critical issue and I do not have it activated.

    I've heard the following question: do I have the ability to log MAC address filter denials at the WAP54G. The answer to that is no, and I don't think it is desirable. However, the question has persisted, and so I'd like to find out if there is ANY Linksys firewall-router or wireless access point in the SOHO market range that logs MAC address filter denials on the LAN side of the firewall.
  2. Toxic

    Toxic Administrator Staff Member

    I doubt you could log it and even if you could, whoever would go out to a rural area to logon to a network would have enough tools to hack the limited security feature set by mac filtering.

    Please tell me you have at least changed SSID from default "linksys" and the logon password
  3. unionchurch

    unionchurch LI Guru Member

    Most certainly.
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