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4988 Views 14 Replies Latest reply: Mar 15, 2010 8:03 PM by William Kucharski
"When I go to my Dlink page to allow MAC address, it says my MAC address is invalid and will not allow me to add. "
You should need to do this unless you are set up to deny access to every MAC address except what you choose. Why are you set up that way? MacBook Pro 2.8 Ghz 15" / 4 Gb Ram, Mac OS X (10.5.8), iPhone 3GS
"Does it also matter that is says my Airport has a self assigned IP address? And will not be able to connect to the internet"
It means you are not connected to the router or any network. You need to reconfigure the router. Is there a setting to bring it back to factory settings? MacBook Pro 2.8 Ghz 15" / 4 Gb Ram, Mac OS X (10.5.8), iPhone 3GS
You can determine your Airport ethernet MAC address from System Preferences -> Network.
f8 in the first field seems suspicious. The first two or three fields specify the manufacturer of the hardware circuitry that was installed in the MBP. (Apple is not the manufacturer).Macbook Pro, Mac OS X (10.5.8), 15", 2 GHZ Core Duo CPU, 2 GB RAM, 100 GB Hard Disk
The best thing is to disable MAC address filtering. It adds no security to your wireless connection. The MAC addresses of connected clients are easily captured and cloned. The best wireless security is WPA2 with a long non-dictionary password.
If you are unable or unwilling to disable MAC address filtering, ensure that you are NOT entering the colons (':') when you enter the MAC address. You should only be entering f81edfe2d671 NOT f8:1e:df:e2:d6:71MacBook Pro 2.8 GHz 15" 4GB, Mac OS X (10.6.2), iMac Alu C2D 2.4 GHz 24" 4GB and 20" 2GB, iBook G4 14" 1.42 [1.5GB]
Currently Being ModeratedMar 9, 2010 8:29 PM (in response to Retired Engineer)
f8 in the first field seems suspicious.
It is the same for my MacBook Pro.MacBook Pro 2.8 GHz 15" 4GB, Mac OS X (10.6.2), iMac Alu C2D 2.4 GHz 24" 4GB and 20" 2GB, iBook G4 14" 1.42 [1.5GB]
The home network has MAC filtering because our connections seem to drop out from our router all the time.
Very strange that my Airport iD starts with f8 as all my other computers (PC and Mac) and ipod Touch are all 00 addresses.
So I am concluding that
1) I cannot change my MAC address.
2) My dlink cannot accept my MAC address.
I am currently spoofing my address. Which is heaps annoying because I have to go through the process of changing it everytime I turn on my computer.
I have yet to try this Mac on other wifi systems. But I hope I won't run into any trouble with wifi that might need my MAC address.MacBook Pro, Mac OS X (10.6)
It's likely the D-Link firmware has a bug.
For some reason, many manufacturers "assumed" that MAC addresses needed to start with "00." That's very wrong.
You can see the manufacturer/MAC address mappings for yourself here.
F8-1E-DF (hex) Apple, Inc
F81EDF (base 16) Apple, Inc
1 Infinite Loop
Cupertino CA 95014
UNITED STATES</pre>Quad 2.5 GHz G5, 5 GB | 15" 2.6 GHz MBP Penryn, 4 GB | 1 TB Dual-Band TC, Mac OS X (10.6.2)