I need to either block certain ip or mac addresses or only allow a select few. how can i do this.
Well, when it comes to ip addresses, you must either turn off dhcp (which automatically gives out ip addresses to devices joining the network) and assign static ip addresses to each individual device on the network, or simply decrease the number of ip addresses your router's dhcp gives out by narrowing the dhcp range. Blocking ip addresses is an ineffective way of preventing access to the network. MAC Address filtering, on the other hand, is much more secure. Usually this is locating under Wireless - MAC Filter in the router's configuration page. When you get to the menu, you usually have the option of making an allow or deny list. If you are having problems with unknown devices, I would go with allow only option, and enter each of your device's MAC addresses. The one main problem is that you will have to do this every time a new device is added to the network, but it makes the network much more secure.
Sep 21, 2010 |
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