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XR300 - MAC Whitelist

Hello,

 

a while ago I bought the EX7300 and was surprised to learn that it does not support a MAC address whitelist for the wireless devices. Instead a whitelist should be configured on the router itself. As the WNDR3700 I used at that time only filtered wirelessly connected devices using the mac filter, this opened a potential security leak. I asked here:

https://community.netgear.com/t5/WiFi-Range-Extenders-Nighthawk/EX7300-and-quot-positive-quot-MAC-ad...

 

So now I bought the XR300 and again can't find any way to allow access only for defined MAC addresses. Sure, I can block already connected devices, but what kind of security concept is this? First allowing a device to connect to the network and then be able to block it? Or am I missing something here?

Model: XR300|Nighthawk Pro Gaming Router
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Re: XR300 - MAC Whitelist

The XR300 doesn't support a whitelist feature unfortunately.

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Re: XR300 - MAC Whitelist

That is just "fantastic'! Why is it called a "PRO" Gaming Router then?

 

Nevermind, I never would have thought, that such an essential security feature will be ommited ever by a router in the 3rd millenium. I guess it is my fault for not doing the research and relying solely on the Netgear brand.

Model: XR300|Nighthawk Pro Gaming Router
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Re: XR300 - MAC Whitelist

Because the features focus on what will help your gaming. MAC Whitelist won't affect that. I would assume that if you created a strong WiFi password then you wouldn't have devices potentially connecting that you don't recognise. This will be up to Netgear if they want to include it again.
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