Restrict Wireless by MAC

Discussion in 'Tomato Firmware' started by scrupul0us, Nov 3, 2007.

  1. scrupul0us

    scrupul0us Network Guru Member

    I just came from Thibor 15c and im used to being able to control my wireless access via device MAC... i dont see that in the Tomato GUI anywhere... can anyone help out :)
  2. DigiH

    DigiH Network Guru Member

    Basic -> Wireless Filter

    Hope this helps
  3. LLigetfa

    LLigetfa LI Guru Member

    You also have a choice between a whitelist or a blacklist. Remember tha MAC addies are easy to change so they are more "security by ignorance". Use strong WPA.
  4. scrupul0us

    scrupul0us Network Guru Member

    I am using WPA TKIP but i also like to add that extra layer of security
  5. Macskeeball

    Macskeeball LI Guru Member

    I used to do that myself, but I realized that if someone was able to get past my WPA with an extremely strong key (very long and very random), MAC address filtering wouldn't stop them at that point. MAC addresses are incredibly easy to spoof.
  6. tinfoil

    tinfoil LI Guru Member

    Quite right, but if you have a security option available to you, no matter how simple it is to bypass, you should still use it. The extra minute ortwo it takes to bypass it could be the time it takes for you to take notice that something is amiss and shut it down.
  7. Kellogs

    Kellogs LI Guru Member

    I don't use any wireless security, only my MAC filter. Is it so bad (as in able to bypass it)? I don't think the grannies from the street will ever try to connect to my network anyway.
  8. tinfoil

    tinfoil LI Guru Member

    Ya, it's pretty simple to bypass, though if your wilan isn't busy then it does make things a bit more difficult. Still, it's trivial if there is even a small amount of traffic.
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