When would you use MAC filtering on your wireless network?
A) You want to prevent your wireless network from appearing in a search list
B) You want to require encrypted communication on your wireless network
C) You want to restrict all Apple computers from joining the wireless network
D) You want to prevent specific workstations from joining the wireless network
E) You can’t filter it! It’s WIRELESS.
The answer: D) You want to prevent specific workstations from joining the wireless network
The Media Access Control address is a physical address that’s hard-coded into network adapters. Most wireless access points will provide a way to allow or restrict access based on this address. This isn’t foolproof, since many network adapters also allow you to modify the MAC address value.
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