Blocking wireless access by using Mac Address

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Aug 15th, 2008


I've got a cisco 1240AG K9 AP plugged into a DSL router. It has a factory config with DHCP enabled and one SSID. This AP is set up for open, unsecure internet access in our dining areas. Problem is, I have office PCs in the vicinity jumping on it to get out throughout the day. Is there a way to put their mac addresses in and block them? I do not want to enable any kind of authentication/security as this is supposed to be open for outside users at lunch.

Thanks for any help.

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dennischolmes Fri, 08/15/2008 - 06:22

Add a mac filter list that only allows those mac addresses you choose to pass traffic.

truemfg88 Fri, 08/15/2008 - 06:58

I could do that, but the problem is, this AP is more geared at letting outside clients here on business jump onto the internet. I really don't want to have to get their mac addresses to allow access...I wasn't sure if the mac filtering could work backwards to block traffic instead of allow it.

Scott Fella Fri, 08/15/2008 - 09:40

Lock down the pc's so that users can't add the guest ssid to the machine.


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