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WPA-PSK and Mac filtering?

Try to use WPA-PSK combinded with MAC filtering on Aironet 1231G (12.3(7)JA), but when i try to sett open authenticaton with mac filtering the WPA-PSK key disappear. Cant this be done?


Re: WPA-PSK and Mac filtering?

Click Services in the page navigation bar.

2. In the Services page list, click Filters.

3. On the Apply Filters page, click the MAC Address Filters tab at the top of the page.

Creating a MAC Address Filter

Follow these steps to create a MAC address filter:

Step 1 Follow the link path to the MAC Address Filters page.

Step 2 If you are creating a new MAC address filter, make sure (the default) is selected in the Create/Edit Filter Index menu. To edit a filter, select the filter number from the Create/Edit Filter Index menu.

Step 3 In the Filter Index field, name the filter with a number from 700 to 799. The number you assign creates an access control list (ACL) for the filter.

Step 4 Enter a MAC address in the Add MAC Address field. Enter the address with periods separating the three groups of four characters (0040.9612.34ab, for example).

Step 5 Use the Mask entry field to indicate how many bits, from left to right, the filter checks against the MAC address. For example, to require an exact match with the MAC address (to check all bits) enter FFFF.FFFF.FFFF. To check only the first 4 bytes, enter FFFF.FFFF.0000.

Step 6 Select Forward or Block from the Action menu.

Step 7 Click Add. The MAC address appears in the Filters Classes field. To remove the MAC address from the Filters Classes list, select it and click Delete Class.

Step 8 Repeat Step 4 through Step 7 to add addresses to the filter.

Step 9 Select Forward All or Block All from the Default Action menu. The filter's default action must be the opposite of the action for at least one of the addresses in the filter. For example, if you enter several addresses and you select Block as the action for all of them, you must choose Forward All as the filter's default action.

Step 10 Click Apply. The filter is saved on the access point, but it is not enabled until you apply it on the Apply Filters page.

Step 11 Click the Apply Filters tab to return to the Apply Filters page

Step 12 Select the filter number from one of the MAC drop-down menus. You can apply the filter to either or both the Ethernet and radio ports, and to either or both incoming and outgoing packets.

Step 13 Click Apply. The filter is enabled on the selected ports.

If clients are not filtered immediately, click Reload on the System Configuration page to restart the access point. To reach the System Configuration page, click System Software on the task menu and then click System Configuration.

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Re: WPA-PSK and Mac filtering?


Forgot to mention we use ACS3.2 radius server with the mac tables on that. Have 80+ APs so it would be difficult to have local filters on every AP. Wouldnt even use WPA-PSK, but we will use some Linksys WET54GS5 bridges as clients but i cant get them to authenticate correctly with WPA+TKIP.

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Re: WPA-PSK and Mac filtering?

Did you ever find a solution? I'm in the same situation.

Thank you.

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