How can you limit access to your wireless network?

You’d like to limit the access to your wireless network to specific laptops, and only those devices. What wireless configuration setting can provide this level of access control?


B) MAC filtering

C) WPA encryption

D) Ad-hoc mode

The answer: B) MAC filtering

The Media Access Control address is a unique address that’s associated with a physical network adapter card. For most wireless access points, you can manually specific the MAC addresses that can use the wireless network. Although this doesn’t provide any encryption, it can be a useful method of preventing other systems from inadvertently using your wireless network.

Want to know more? Watch “Installing and Configuring Networks.”

Before you can use a network, you first need to install and configure the network adapter’s hardware settings, protocols, and client options. In this video, we’ll demonstrate how to setup a wired and wireless adapter in Windows XP and how the protocols and network clients are configured.