4 Replies Latest reply: Feb 22, 2008 1:00 PM by jetflo19
jetflo19 Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
I was interested in limited the Wi-Fi in my house to the MAC addresses of my devices I would like to connect to it. I do not see a "MAC" address under the about on the phone, but there is a Wi-Fi Address. Is this the same thing??

Dell, Windows XP, Iphone 8GB Nano 4GB
  • Nathan C Level 5 Level 5 (6,260 points)
    jetflo19,

    Yes, the iPhone's WiFi Hardware address is listed as "WiFi Address". The hardware address for bluetooth is listed as "Bluetooth Address".

    Hope this helps,

    Nathan C.
  • jetflo19 Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
    not sure if I made sense earlier. I am trying to isolate my wireless network by the MAC addresses on the Linksys router I am using. I thought every Wi-Fi enabled device carried a MAC address and on the router you can limit the devices ability to connect to the Wi-Fi network by that address. I assumed the Wi-Fi address listed on the Iphone under about was the MAC address. I am not at my house or I would just try it and find out!

    am I making any sense???
  • Nathan C Level 5 Level 5 (6,260 points)
    jetflo19,

    Yes, it is called MAC Address filtering. The WiFI address is the address you would use. Depending on your router you may need to replace the :'s with -'s.

    However, without other security your network may still be vulnerable. Many implementations of MAC Address filtering allow computers to join the network, but not get DHCP.

    So I would still recommend using WPA if possible, and WEP at the least.

    Hope this helps,

    Nathan C.
  • jetflo19 Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
    thats what I needed, thanks for your help!!!