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Re: Access List (MAC Filtering) should NOT apply to the Guest Network

jph6t
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Access List (MAC Filtering) should NOT apply to the Guest Network

I recently purchased the Netgear RangeMax Dual Band Wireless-N Gigabit Router (WNDR3700).

I was hoping to apply MAC filtering (via the "Wireless Card Access List" on the "Advanced Wireless Settings") to the main networks (both 2.4 GHz & 5 GHz) while simultaneously leaving the Guest networks open to anyone with the Guest network passphrase.

Is this possible?
It doesn't seem that it is.

If not, might I request this option be added in a future firmware release (if possible)?
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jmizoguchi
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Re: Access List (MAC Filtering) should NOT apply to the Guest Network

BTW.. mac filtering no security at all and will get hacked quite easily
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jph6t
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Re: Access List (MAC Filtering) should NOT apply to the Guest Network

jmizoguchi wrote:
BTW.. mac filtering no security at all and will get hacked quite easily
So you've mentioned in other threads.
I was not using MAC filtering for security (I have WPA2 for that).
I would like to use it in compliment to security.
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jmizoguchi
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Re: Access List (MAC Filtering) should NOT apply to the Guest Network

jph6t wrote:
So you've mentioned in other threads.
I was not using MAC filtering for security (I have WPA2 for that).
I would like to use it in compliment to security.


WPA2 is sufficient for WPA2 and you will have issue on some devices that will NOT work well using mac filtering. this is not router issue just simply a communication / negotiation issues with wifi devices
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June Mizoguchi-
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Alnico
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Re: Access List (MAC Filtering) should NOT apply to the Guest Network

I agree, we should have the option to have MAC filtering enabled on the non-guest Wi-Fi while disabled for guest Wi-FI. Of course, MAC filtering does not do much in the way of security. However, I have children whom I would like to apply the secheduled filter and I would like to ensure they do not bypass that by simply bring in a new device. I give my guest network pre-shared key out only to adult guests,when I turn guest networking on for x hours of game night time.

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silentz
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Re: Access List (MAC Filtering) should NOT apply to the Guest Network

Any chance the MAC filtering was removed from the Guest Network in 1.0.16.98 for V1? I'm looking for a reason to update and this would do it. I've owned a couple other wireless routers and have never had to put devices in my access list to allow them on my guest. Dumb implementation Netgear.
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jmizoguchi
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Re: Access List (MAC Filtering) should NOT apply to the Guest Network

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jlewter
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Re: Access List (MAC Filtering) should NOT apply to the Guest Network

Yea, NG likely skim over this forum and it's doubtful that they will even see the suggestion.

This item is a "old" product now and I find it unlikely that they will do many changes to such features. 3rd party firmware keeps getting more robust over time so you may want to go that way.

I too dislike the overall management feature per user. It is easy to bypass for a tech user, but my children wouldnt be able to bypass it ;P.
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