Wireless Security: MAC filtering

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What is MAC filtering and how do I use it to secure my wireless network?

Wireless Security: MAC filtering

All devices on a wireless network have a MAC (media access control) address. This is a unique identification number that is part of the individual hardware. MAC filtering is where the access points on a wireless network will only speak with devices that you specify. MAC filtering is an excellent tool to use to enhance wireless security. This works great for wireless home network security, because the number of wireless devices will be manageable to work with.

   

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