I use a WAP4410N in Access Point mode and have it configured to control connectivity via approved MAC addresses.
I have just taken delivery of a Nokia 5800 mobile phone from Three that has a MAC address EC:9B:5B:xx:xx:xx.
When entering the 5800 MAC address in the WAP4410N's connectivity control table I get a popup warning "MAC address must be 12 Hex characters (0-9 and A-F) with optional delimiters (: or -), and the second bit is not a odd number". Although it is given as a "warning" it will not accept the MAC address.
I could of course disable the wifi MAC connectivity control without compromising the security too much, but this would be a last resort.
Is there any way around this?
Would you advise me to return the phone (would be a real hassle!!) because it may give problems in the future on other wifi networks?
If I do return the phone there is no guarantee that the replacement would have a more "standard" MAC address. My wife took delivery of the same phone yesterday, but from Orange. It's MAC address starts 00:xx:xx:xx:xx:xx and has presented no problem. I have lodged queries with both Three and Nokia, but had no response as yet.