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Thinkdiff
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join:2001-08-07
Bronx, NY
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reply to gadawg

Re: New install and existing router

It is possible, but you may run into issues (typically not as severe as crash58's - not sure why the gateway had to be replaced) with some services that require ports to be opened and things like that.

Where/how do you use the MAC address filter? If it's only for Wireless, you can turn off the DHCP server on your router and connect it as a switch/AP to the AT&T gateway. Your MAC filter will still work without the headaches of a router behind a router.

With that said, MAC address filtering is a really poor way to do security and it's easily defeated (only takes a few seconds). With a good WPA2 passphrase, you should never have to worry about registering MAC addresses with your router.
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gadawg

join:2006-01-27
Louisville, KY
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said by Thinkdiff:

Where/how do you use the MAC address filter? If it's only for Wireless, you can turn off the DHCP server on your router and connect it as a switch/AP to the AT&T gateway. Your MAC filter will still work without the headaches of a router behind a router.

With that said, MAC address filtering is a really poor way to do security and it's easily defeated (only takes a few seconds). With a good WPA2 passphrase, you should never have to worry about registering MAC addresses with your router.


gadawg

join:2006-01-27
Louisville, KY
Reviews:
·AT&T U-Verse
·Insight Communic..
reply to Thinkdiff
said by Thinkdiff:

Where/how do you use the MAC address filter? If it's only for Wireless, you can turn off the DHCP server on your router and connect it as a switch/AP to the AT&T gateway. Your MAC filter will still work without the headaches of a router behind a router.

With that said, MAC address filtering is a really poor way to do security and it's easily defeated (only takes a few seconds). With a good WPA2 passphrase, you should never have to worry about registering MAC addresses with your router.

I use MAC address filtering for wireless devices. I also use a passpharse for the devices on the MAC address filtering list. 2 levels of security I suppose


Thinkdiff
Premium,MVM
join:2001-08-07
Bronx, NY
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MAC address filtering is not security, it's just a hoop to jump through for yourself. A MAC address filter can be defeated in seconds.

Just something to consider, so you're not changing settings and configuring work arounds all for something that doesn't add much value.
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