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How Do I Restrict WiFi Access to Only My Computers (MAC Address Control)?

How Do I Find MAC Address in Windows XP?

  1. Click the Start button.
  2. Select the Run... menu item.
  3. Type cmd into the "Open..." text box and press the OK button.
  4. In the black box that opens, type "ipconfig /all" and press Enter.
  5. Your computer's MAC address is listed under the Wireless Network Connection section, as the "Physical Address."

Allow only your computer to access your WiFi base station using MAC addressing on Linksys

  1. Connect to your wireless network.
  2. Open your Web browser and type in the Web address http://192.168.1.1
  3. Press Enter key
  4. Type in the User Name for your network
  5. Type in the default Password
  6. Press OK button
  7. Select the Wireless text menu item
  8. Click on the Wireless MAC Filter text link
  9. Select the Enable radio button
  10. Select the "Permit only ..." radio button
  11. Click the Edit MAC Filter List button
  12. The MAC Address Filter List window opens
  13. Type in your computer's MAC Address in the first open box
  14. Click the Save Settings button
  15. Again, click the Save Settings button

Allow only your computer to access your WiFi base station using MAC addressing on NETGEAR

  1. Connect to your wireless network.
  2. Open your Web browser and type in the Web address http://www.routerlogin.net
  3. Press Enter
  4. The NETGEAR Prompt dialog opens
  5. Click the OK button
  6. Type in the user name and default password
  7. The Router Manager window will appear
  8. Under Advanced, select the Wireless Settings menu item
  9. Click the Setup Access List button
  10. Check the radio button next to Turn Access Control On
  11. Click the Add button
  12. he program will display all computers connected to the wireless network -- with its MAC address. The one shown here is ours.
  13. Select the radio button next to your computer's name and MAC address
  14. Click the Add button
  15. Click the Apply button

Allow only your computer to access your WiFi base station using MAC addressing on Apple Airport

  1. Open your AirPort Admin Utility application (this program was installed from the CD-ROM when you set up the device)
  2. Find your network's name and double-click it or press the Configure button on the bottom right of the screen.
  3. Here, our network name is Apple Airport Express
  4. Enter your password and click OK.
  5. The Configure "Apple Airport Express" Base Station should open. Click on Aiport tab.
  6. Click on the Access Control tab.
  7. Click on the Add... button.
  8. Select the MAC Address text box, and enter your MAC address.
  9. Select the Description text box, and enter a description for your network. Click OK.
  10. Click the Update button on the lower right part of the screen.

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Revised: 02/24/2007