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wireless issue...d-link wbr-2310, mac address prob i think?

I AM A NEWBIE. I'm having trouble going online through my main computer, the one that has the router connection. I was trying to add a mac address to my router, through the router settings page (the mac address i was trying to add was for my Nintendo Wii). I put the setting "Mac address filtering" ON, i'm not sure i should have done that because i cannot access the internet anymore, my modem is working because I connected the ethernet cable to my laptop and it worked. when i tried to add the mac address i closed the browser before it had finished saving the settings, that is what i think really made my connection go whack. what can i do? any help would be greatly appreciated!


Thank You,
Giancarlo

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Mac address filtering is a weak form of protection. Instead, use the strongest possible authentication & encryption option. (ie: WEP, WPA, WPA2)

CHINATOWN

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Hmm, is that so?

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Real world tests seem to show that no one has cracked such the simple approach in the units we are running. Why is that?

Bob

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It?s only a recommendation.

In reply to: Hmm, is that so?

I?m replying to his question in kind ? since he admits that he is a newbie.

I feel with MAC Ad Filtering, a malicious user can still capture data traffic sent to or from allowed wireless clients on the wireless network, resolve an allowed MAC address, and reconfigure their own wireless adapter to use the allowed MAC address.

CHINATOWN

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i guess i phrased my question/problem wrong...

In reply to: wireless issue...d-link wbr-2310, mac address prob i think?

I do have WPA encryption on my router...i did that myself, it wasn't hard. the real issue is that I was messing with the MAC address settings and now I can't access my router...whats is wrong? If I open internet explorer and enter the IP address for the router it says the page can't open or the page will just be blank. I then tried connected the cable modem directly to the PC without the router and it still did not work...I thought it was a problem with the internet connection but thats not the case because the modem and ethernet connection did work on my laptop (Macbook). I wonder if the internet settings were messed up... i get a message that tries to renew the IP address but that doesn't work. What is wrong?????

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Most routers have a reset button.

In reply to: i guess i phrased my question/problem wrong...

And while we should check the manual I rarely have to. I just press and hold that button for 10 seconds and start over.

Bob

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