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FRITZ!WLAN Repeater 450E Serwis

Restricting wireless access to known devices (MAC address filter)

The FRITZ!WLAN Repeater has its own MAC address filter that you can use to specify which wireless devices are allowed to connect to the repeater. Since wireless devices transmit their unencrypted MAC addresses in each data packet they send, attackers can easily determine a MAC address that can be used to login. Therefore, the MAC address filter alone does not provide sufficient protection from undesired access and is only suitable as a supplementary measure for secure wireless encryption.

Requirements / Restrictions

  • The MAC address filter does not apply to wireless devices that use the repeater's wireless guest access.

Note:The configuration procedure and notes on functions given in this guide refer to the latest FRITZ!OS for the FRITZ!WLAN Repeater.

1 Enabling the MAC address filter

  1. Click "Wireless" ("WLAN") in the user interface of the FRITZ!WLAN Repeater.
  2. Click "Security" in the "Wireless" ("WLAN") menu.
  3. Enable the option "Do not allow any new wireless devices" in the "Restricting Wireless LAN Access" section.
  4. Click "Apply" to save your settings.

Now only wireless devices listed under "Restricting Wireless LAN Access" are allowed to connect to the repeater's wireless network.

2 Adding a new wireless device

When the MAC address filter is enabled, you can disable it briefly so that the FRITZ!WLAN Repeater can automatically add the MAC address of a wireless device, or enter the MAC address manually:

Adding the wireless device automatically

  1. Click "Wireless" ("WLAN") in the user interface of the FRITZ!WLAN Repeater.
  2. Click "Security" in the "Wireless" ("WLAN") menu.
  3. Enable the option "Allow all new wireless devices" in the "Restricting Wireless LAN Access" section.
  4. Click "Apply" to save your settings.
  5. Connect the wireless device to the repeater's wireless network.
  6. Enable the option "Do not allow any new wireless devices".
  7. Click "Apply" to save your settings.

Adding the wireless device manually

  1. Click "Wireless" ("WLAN") in the user interface of the FRITZ!WLAN Repeater.
  2. Click "Security" in the "Wireless" ("WLAN") menu.
  3. Click "Add Wireless Device" in the "Restricting Wireless LAN Access" section.
  4. Enter the MAC address of the wireless device.
  5. Click "OK" and then "Apply" to save your settings.