WRT54GX - Wired Mac Adress Filtering?

Discussion in 'Networking Issues' started by iDShaDoW, Oct 4, 2006.

  1. iDShaDoW

    iDShaDoW LI Guru Member

    Just wondering if it's possible to configure my router to only allow designated MAC addresses connection to the internet?

    I know there's the options for wireless MAC addresses but can't seem to find anything for wired MAC addresses.

    Any and all help is appreciated. Thanks for your time.

    I'm running the 1.02.10 firmware version if that matters.
  2. ifican

    ifican Network Guru Member

    Depending on what you are trying to deny you could use static ips and turn off dhcp, could also create firewall rules to allow or deny. The issue with mac address and wired clients is that if you are still going to use dhcp it is very easy to change the mac on the nic thereby bypassing your mac access rule.
  3. iDShaDoW

    iDShaDoW LI Guru Member

    Um, basically there's one person I'm trying to keep from mooching off the internet at my house.

    Let's just say there's been some issues between him and my family and I'd prefer to not let him mooch off it anymore.

    His sister gets access to our wireless, but he has a habit of coming down here and using an ethernet cable to connect directly into the hub when no one's around to tell him not to.

    So I'm trying to configure the router to only allow the MAC addresses on his sisters computer, my computer, and my brother's computer to be allowed access to the Verizon DSL service while barring any and every other MAC address that attempts to connect to the router to use the internet.
  4. ifican

    ifican Network Guru Member

    Is he computer savy? If so there isnt much your going to beable to do to stop him from connecting if he has phsyical access to the wired network. I mean if it means enough to you you can run policy based access via an external server but thats going a bit overboard if you ask me. So let me think about this one and see if i can come up with anything thats feasable. I cant check my wrt from work at the moment (its buried to deep in my network currently) but will try to remember to look at this later.
  5. kingvj

    kingvj Network Guru Member

    Probably, u can note down the time that the 'offender' logs onto the internet, and then use the Access Restrictions option to deny Net connection during that time.

    AFAIK, there is no WIRED MAC Filter option in any Linksys routers for that matter. Someone could enlighten.
  6. iDShaDoW

    iDShaDoW LI Guru Member

    Damnit, that's what I figured, I went through all the tabs and options on the linksys router configuration and didn't see anything remotely resembling a wired Mac filter...

    Try googling it and no luck so I came here.
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