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My internet router not accepting my laptops mac address

by rinks343 / April 29, 2010 4:45 AM PDT

I have just purchased a dell studio 15 laptop.My internet router has mac address filtering enabled.I am not able to connect to wireless internet as the router is not accepting my mac address.It says the mac address is invalid...Please help..Thanks

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Two things.
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / April 29, 2010 6:05 AM PDT

1. The Cnet networking forum writes how such filters are ineffective. There is no security gain here. Only more failures for owners.

2. Since you didn't give the mac address (no I will not always capitalize mac) I can't see if there is a typo.

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mac address
by rinks343 / April 29, 2010 11:26 AM PDT
In reply to: Two things.

78-E4-00-07-EB-59 thats my mac address....I read somewhere that the problem may be due to the mac address not starting with 00. Is it true..IF thats the case any ideas about resolving it??Thanks again..

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Looks bad.
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / April 29, 2010 9:39 PM PDT
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by Kurt_Clifton / April 8, 2013 3:35 PM PDT
In reply to: Looks bad.

Hey ive been trying to connect to my Linksys router at home using my MAC Address however it isn't showing up as connected.
It dosn't show up whatsoever and i was wondering if maybe my laptop was hiding or concealing the MAC address at all

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I've never used my MAC address to connect.
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / April 8, 2013 11:29 PM PDT
In reply to: Help

I do see them in the router WiFi management screens but as this is rinks343 discussion you should start your own as it does not appear to be the same issue.

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