Tutorial: I want to secure my wireless network and prevent unauthorised wireless devices from accessing it.

To do this, you need to enable MAC address filtering. When this is enabled, the only systems allowed to associate and pass data wirelessly will be computers or access points whose MAC addresses are in a list of addresses that you program into the gateway.

In this example we have gathered the computer's MAC address, which typically appears on the wireless card (example: 00:0C:E5:45:C2:D8). In this example, that is the only system that should be allowed to access the network:

  1. Launch the gateway's Web interface if it is not already open. (Click here to find out how.)
  2. Go to the MAC Filter option in the Security menu.
  3. Select Allow these and click Add.
  4. Enter the computer's MAC address.
  5. Click Apply.

Congratulations. You are finished. You may close the gateway's Web page.

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