It is advisable to enable MAC address filtering on your router to protect your wireless network from external hackers. The MAC Address Filtering feature allows only the selected MAC address to join the wireless network. All other computers with different MAC address will be blocked while accessing the wireless network. MAC Address is the built in 48 bit Hexa decimal number which is burned in Adapter. So allowing the trusted computers in the network and reject all other will improve your wireless network security.
How to Enable MAC filtering in Belkin Wireless N Router F5D8233-4
To enable MAC Address filtering in Belkin Wireless Router we need to log in to the Router first.
1. Log on to Belkin router
To know how to log on to Belkin Wireless Router click on the link below.
Access Belkin setup page
2. Click on Wireless
After entering the setup page click on Wireless shown in the left hand side.
3. Click on MAC Address Control
Under wireless you can see MAC Address Control. Now a page look like below will be opened.
Here you can see two options:
1. Deny a particular MAC address
2. Allow a Particular MAC address
If we deny a MAC address here ,that computer cannot participate the wireless network any more. If we enable the option Allow MAC address ,the addresses listed here will be allowed to participate the wireless network but all other MAC addresses will be rejected from the network. So it provide safety from outside hackers for our wireless network.
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