Sky Broadband Router

Discussion in 'System Security & Infection Support' started by Nickweb, Feb 7, 2009.

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    Nickweb Resident Filmaker Moderator

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    does anyone know how to set up MAC Filtering on the black sagem router sky gives you when you take out broadband?

    I'd just like to have some extra level of security for my router, but sky's 'help' section is anything but helpful.

    EDIT ok, i found it, it was names 'wireless station access list' :D


    Also, will turning SSID prevent others from seeing my network, but still let me connect my wireless laptops that have the network as the default?
     
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    Turning off your SSID will make it harder, but not impossible for other people to see your network and connect to it. I would recommend setting up the network 1st then turning off SSID last b/c doing it the other way around is a pain for your wireless devices that you are trying to set up to see the network.
     
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    ok awesome this is my to-do list

    set up wireless laptops with info needed to connect
    set up mac filtering with correct MAC codes
    turn SSID off

    right?
     
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    Correct.
     
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