And found the MAC filtering to fail. Since it could not step up to WPA and we know that kid friendly hack tools let us connect to said router even with MAC filtering I gifted this one to my brother who sold it.

There are other issues with this router such as what happens when you get many devices on it. Try it with the mac filtering off and look around for a connection limit setting. Some were as low as 5. No, I don't remember where the setting was but I go look for that.