On Jan 7, 7:46*pm, species8350 <not_here.5.species8...@xoxy.net> wrote:
> > >The router will be set up by someone else - *the owner.
In other words, you are asking the questions, but you are not actually
going to implement the answers yourself anyway.
Either you are doing this or you are passing the information on to the
person who needs it. Either way, the advice is the same.
> > >I was surprised that you advised against MAC filtering at the router.
As all (or nearly) of us have said, ignore it unless you are compelled
to use it to solve a problem. Some ISP's might require it for their
modem and then the router has to spoof it and ...well you are confused
enought already. Ignore it unless you have a real problem and then
> > >It sounds like a good idea to me.
That's because you got on the wrong track when somebody partially
explained it to you and then ignored the rest of us who chimed in with
info that conflicts with the first thing you latched onto.
Just use WPA long password. It's the only thing that really matters.
The rest is pointless.
> Are you saing that I can communicate with the reouter irrespective of
> whether it (the router) has registered the MAC number of my wifi
YES. Unless somebody has erroneously turned MAC filtering on at the
router If so, then turn it off. If your router company advice is
otherwise, then they are out of date. WPA is what you need for
This registration process appears to be recommended by the
> manufacturer of the router as the initial level of the security
> system. Higher levels are then introduced. Does this seem like a good
>All the other security levles will be invoked on top
This is like tying up your bicycle with a rope first and then
introducing a lock and chain as a "security level to be invoked on
top" of the rope. It just causes you more hassle.