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Wireless Net Cam Problem

I've installed a Panasonic Wireless Net Cam (BL-C20A) and it is connected wirelessly to my Netgear WGR614v9 router. All is well until I turn on MAC Address Filtering on the router. The camera cannot get through. Its MAC address is in the list. All other items on the list connect fine. Tech support told me that I have to add another MAC address one number higher as well. I have and it still doesnt work with filtering on. I know I have the right number, because I copied it from the router set up page where it shows up when connected without filtering. I've rebooted each item, I've upgraded the firmware on the router. Even did a factory reset on the camera. Any help would be appreciated. Thanks.

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Yes, I know about that.

In reply to: Wireless Net Cam Problem

I've found mac filtering to crash that router. Since WPA is more than secure enough we can use that without the mac filters and the router stayed up.
Bob

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Suggestions?

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Thanks for the feedback. Panasonic claimed it was the router, too. Unfortunately the camera is also only equipped with WEP so I would still like the MA filter. Any suggestions for a good router without breaking the bank?

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Since MAC filters add no security.

In reply to: Suggestions?

Why not just do without? There was a time not long ago that you could use WEP and a MAC filter and that worked. Today's tool that cracks WEP also gives you the MAC to SMAC.

Let's say you want a better router. Try the other brands but as long as you stay on WEP, the SWAT tools I know of can cause the routers to have issues. Better to move to WPA.
Bob

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