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Standard User johnd1881
(newbie) Fri 02-Jan-15 19:32:23
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Routers and white listing Mac Addresses


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Hi,

I am looking for a wireless adsl router that will allow me to only allocate Internet access via a mac address white list. I have a basic Thompson Speed touch from Plusnet but this doesn't seem to have that function. 

Any suggestions guys?

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Standard User Oldjim
(knowledge is power) Fri 02-Jan-15 20:14:42
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Which router do you have
The one I have TG582N will do that - BUT - only on wireless connections

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Standard User johnd1881
(newbie) Mon 05-Jan-15 10:35:04
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Re: Routers and white listing Mac Addresses


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Hi Sorry the delay,

I'm using a TG585 v7 - so this may have the function like yours. Can you remember where the whitelisting feature is held?

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Standard User Irby
(knowledge is power) Wed 07-Jan-15 13:33:04
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Keep in mind that if you have Apple devices running ios8 on your network, in some circumstances they will generate random MAC addresses and therefore won't be able to get on.

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Standard User caffn8me
(knowledge is power) Wed 07-Jan-15 13:39:18
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In reply to a post by Irby:
Keep in mind that if you have Apple devices running ios8 on your network, in some circumstances they will generate random MAC addresses and therefore won't be able to get on.
That seems a bit pants. All wi-fi networks I run have MAC address whitelists - home and commercial.

Routers which run DD-WRT can certainly assign a static IP address based on MAC address. See http://www.dd-wrt.com/wiki/index.php/Static_DHCP

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Standard User ian72
(eat-sleep-adslguide) Wed 07-Jan-15 14:16:31
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From the looks of it the MAC randomisation is only for when it is NOT connected to an access point. It is for when the devices are probing for potential connections when it doesn't have a known access point to connect to. When connecting to an access point it should be using it's own MAC address.
Standard User MHC
(sensei) Wed 07-Jan-15 14:36:21
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That should NEVER happen. If it is true then Apple are the ones breaking the rules - MAC addresses are allocated in blocks to manufacturers and should only be used once.

What if a "random" MAC is generated and the connection is one downloading illegal material - will the authorities go after the real MAC owner? after all, they will not know which Apple device it is.


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Standard User ian72
(eat-sleep-adslguide) Wed 07-Jan-15 14:42:24
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See my post. This is only whilst the device is polling for wireless networks not when it is actively connected to one for data transfer.
Standard User MHC
(sensei) Wed 07-Jan-15 14:44:19
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Even if that is the case, it is NOT permissible.


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Standard User billford
(elder) Wed 07-Jan-15 14:50:26
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To address the growing concerns of its users regarding privacy, Apple will begin implementing random MAC addresses upon the release of the iOS 8 mobile operating system.


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