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Re: Orbi Wireless MAC Filter when in access point mode

ronin8600
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Orbi Wireless MAC Filter when in access point mode

My Orbi is in access point mode and it appears that I do not have access to setting up the wireless mac filter.

 

When I go to Advanced->Security the "Access Control" menu link is greyed out.  

 

Is this a known issue? 

Model: Orbi High-Performance AC3000 Tri-Band WiFi System (RBK50)
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DarrenM
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Re: Orbi Wireless MAC Filter when in access point mode

Hello ronin8600

 

When it AP mode all that would be handled by your main router.

 

DarrenM

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ronin8600
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Re: Orbi Wireless MAC Filter when in access point mode

Hi Darren,

 

Thank you for the response.

 

I thought that in AP mode the access point would still handle the MAC filtering since it is handling the wireless devices connecting to the network.  I had been using an Asus A66U that is in AP mode and it allowed my use MAC filtering.

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D_SanDiego
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Re: Orbi Wireless MAC Filter when in access point mode

I too was expecting to be able to apply wireless MAC address filtering to restrict which devices can connect to my Wi-Fi network.  I've had that ability in all of the Wi-Fi routers/access points I've had (Linksys, Asus, etc).  I'm rather disappointed that this is not supported by Netgear Orbi when configured as an access point.

Will Netgear please consider enabling that capability in AP mode?  So far I like the Orbi coverage and speed but am not sure I want to keep it since I feel more secure with wireless MAC filtering.

Thanks!

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AtlantaUnitedFa
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Re: Orbi Wireless MAC Filter when in access point mode

Is there really no way to restrict wireless access to my Orbi network using MAC filtering?

 

I've used MAC filtering on several routers in the past and am absolutely amazed that a product that's supposed to be "state of the art" (and as expensive as it is) doesn't allow this.

 

What am I missing?

 

Thanks in advance for your reply and guidance.

 

AtlantaUnitedFan

Model: RBK50| Orbi AC3000 High-Performance Tri-Band WiFi System
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DarrenM
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Re: Orbi Wireless MAC Filter when in access point mode

Hello AtlantaUnitedFa 

 

Yes in AP mode that is handled by your main router.

 

DarrenM

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