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Wireless security via MAC address

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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  • sclancey Feb 25, 2009

    good point.

    much appreciated

    Ill keep trying the WPA or perhaps try WEP?

    Any difference?

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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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  • Chris Callo
    Chris Callo Feb 25, 2009

    Well WPA is more secure, WEP is reliable, but is said to be easily comprimised. Really your O.K. either way, but if you want to secure your network like Fort Knox for whatever reason , WPA is the way to go.

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  • RangeMax Wireless Router (WPN824v2)
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