I have Netgear WPN824 range max wirelss router.
I want to enable wireless devices via MAC address only.
I did this in the office and dont remember using WEP or WPA key.
My nertwork at home looks like its unprotected but you cant access if MAC isnt registered in my modem.
Im guessing when I config the security i choose "no security" and then
enable the MAC devices only?
OR do I start with either WEP / WPA setting (which Im doing and isnt working)
Any thoughts greatly appreciated.
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Re: wireless security via MAC address
I would enable WPA encryption and keep the MAC security on. Even though no other computers can connect due to the MAC security, without the encryption your network still looks wide open and it will tempt people to connect. At least if they see there is some sort of encryption on they will not even bother with trying to connect to it.
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Netgear is not a browser. It is a Router. For the sake of this question I would assume you were talking about the Router, what do you mean by "Lock"? You can change the default password, and no one will be able to access it. If you only want specific devices to connect to the router, you can:
1) Enable MAC Filtering
2) Disable DHCP, and assign Static IP addresses to the devices
3) Hide SSID (Not Broadcast it)
I am sorry but I am not so familiar with the Thomson Device but I can give you a clue on how to set it up....you can skip the security settings first just make sure they work then you can set it later...Check it out!
- Thomson as "Master Router" connected to modem set up as follows -- 192.168.1.1 -- Set up wireless access point as you normally would in Wireless Settings, muine are "MY_SSID",Channel 2,b+g mode, 64-bit WEP with hex key (rather than pass phrase) --- Enter any laptop wifi MAC addresses in the "Client Access List" here to allow them and make sure it's set to restrict them -- Set DHCP range to 192.168.1.10 to 192.168.1.127 (my preference) in "Lan Settings" -- go to Wireless Bridging and Repeating menu option --- Set "Enable Wireless Repeating Function" --- Set as "Wireless Base Station" --- DO NOT check the "Disable Wireless Client Association" if you want to be able to use laptop wifi --- Enter the mac address of your "Slave Router" here Make sure all of the above is applied and has stuck, i had a habit of setting some things then clicking to a sub-menu before clicking apply, always scroll down and click apply before drilling into sub options!
DG834G V3 : "Slave Router" -- Get latest firmware as earlier v3 firmware doesnt support WDS -- 192.168.1.2 -- Enable Wireless Settings and set to exact same as "Master Router" including 64 bit WEP key and MAC access list for laptops etc -- Disable DHCP in Basic Setup (I think) -- "Advanced Wireless Settings" menu option --- "Enable Bridging and Repeating" --- Select the "Wireless Bridge With Client Association" (or similar) option --- Enter the "Master Router" MAC address here Again, double check everything has stuck, that the "normal" wireless settings for both routers are identical and reboot both (in either order worked for me but booting the Master first is probably best practise) GOOD LUCK!!! I
There is another security aspect that might be enable. Its about the mac adress. There is a tab somewhere where you can enable or disable a predefined list of mac adress that will be accepted. So you can usually scan the one around and add the choose one from the list as authorized unit... Also, there is tons of faq and tricks on the netgear website...
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First, You can deter hackers but no wireless transmission is totally secure.
What you need to do is login to the admin screen of the router and configure at least 3 things:
1) Stop broadcasting the SSID. This can be turned off.
2) Use encryption (either WEP or WPA) with a strong pass phrase
3) Use MAC filtering so your router will only allow connections to specific mac addresses.
If you are not comfortable in setting these you should find someone that can help you directly.
Hi, The usual fault is problems with the encryption setup. Check the encryption key, both default transmit key plus the encryption key in you router in Wireless security. And – if you have set the MAC filter, and forgot to put in the new MAC address. /Teis -> helpful? Vote please
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To start with plug the LAN cable, type 192.168.0.1
into your browser, a netgear window should come
up name is (admin) PW is (password) default.
goto to wireless settings.
TickEnable Wireless Access Point
TickAllow Broadcast of Name (SSID,
give it a name
Under security options, Tick none
Hit apply and exit
Setup your laptop up with no security to start with, the
Should now see the Netgear SSID name you made.
After this find out your laptops MAC address, log back onto
Netgear unit, add the MAC address to the allowed list, hit
And exit, now only your laptop will be able to get a
Hope this helps
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