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A Media Access Control (MAC) address is a hardware address that uniquely identifies each node of a network. MAC Address Filtering refers to a security access control method whereby the 48-bit address assigned to each network card is used to determine the access to a network. MAC Address Filtering on a network allows or denies network access to specific devices at specific times. This feature is very useful for the administrator because it allows to control the traffic and hosts on the network. This article explains how to configure MAC Address Filtering on the RV315W VPN Router.
MAC Address Filtering Configuration
Step 1. Log in to the web configuration utility and choose Security > MAC Address Filtering . The MAC Address Filtering page opens:
MAC Address Filtering
This area allows the administrator to choose the filter policy under which the MAC works in the network in term of access.
Step 1. Click the radio button for the kind of Filter Policy that the RV315W uses. There are two types of filters:
• Deny Network Access — Denies the access of the MAC addresses to the network . This is also known as blacklist.
• Permit Network Access — Allows the access of the MAC addresses to the network . This is also known as whitelist.
Step 2. Click Save
MAC Address Filtering Policies
This area shows the current MAC Address Filtering Policies and allows the administrator to configure these policies.
ADD a MAC Address Filtering Policies
Step 1. Click Add to add a new MAC address to the filtering policy. This displays a new MAC Address Filtering Policy page.
Step 2. Enter the MAC address for the policy in the MAC Address field.
Step 3. Enter the time at which the policy is effective in the Time Range field.
Step 4. Check the check box of the days at which the policy is effective.
Step 5. Click Save. This policy is displayed in the MAC Address Filtering Policies List.
Edit a MAC Address Filtering Policies
Step 1. Check the check box of the MAC address policy that needs to be modify.
Step 2. Under the Action area, click the Envelop icon to edit the MAC Address filtering policy.
Delete MAC Address Filtering Policies
Step 1. Check the check box of the MAC address policy that needs to be deleted.
Step 2. Under the Action area, click the Trashcanicon to delete the MAC Address filtering policy.