I have 1 PC (wired), 1 laptop and a PS3 (both wireless). Using the PC I have enabled MAC filtering in the router's admin panel, put the laptop's MAC on the list, and set "Access Rule for registered MAC address" to "Allow". As far as I understand this should mean that the laptop is allowed to connect but nothing else. But this is not the case, the PS3 can still connect and use the internet just fine, and by extension I'm assuming anyone else can too. As this is the reason I wanted MAC filtering in the first place I'm puzzled. Please note I know I can do other things to secure my network, such as setting up encryption, but I would like to know why I can't get the MAC filtering to work. Have I failed to understand something about the concept of MAC filtering? Or is this a pre-existing bug? I have the latest firmware and have thoroughly tried to Google it so I'm doubtful of that.
Solution 1 -
MAC filtering works in the opposite way. If you allow your laptop on the system, it does not affect any other connecting device. You will have to manually block every other device.
You can use a Dynamic Host Control Protocol (DHCP) to monitor the connected devices to you router in the configuration page.
If it will not work then
Solution 2 -
All the solutions mutually will help you greater effective safeguard your router.
First log into the router and verify you alter the default password to a minimum of something different than admin, admin1234, letmein.
Then make confident the ssid isn't the default. next once you enable WEP you need to enter a passphrase to generate the WEP key (i could use WPA2 if given the alternative).
This passkey must be further to each and each gadget (for this on the spot profile) on you on the spot community, which potential enable WEP and enter the two the biggest or bypass word there besides or you will get locked out (as you probably did).