3 Replies Latest reply: Aug 8, 2010 1:32 PM by Tesserax
Jarndyce Level 1 Level 1 (10 points)
I currently use an AEBS with MAC address filtering and timed access for some of my children's devices.
I would like to extend the wireless network using an Airport Express and retain the MAC filtering in the network created by the AE.

Is this possible?

If so, does the AE inherit the MAC filtering settings from the AEBS, or does it have to be setup independently? (I would have thought this could lead to all sorts of issues...)

Mac OS X (10.6.4), iMac 4Gb, Black MacBook 2Gb, AEBS, plethora of iPods & iPhones...
  • Tesserax Level 8 Level 8 (49,405 points)
    I would like to extend the wireless network using an Airport Express and retain the MAC filtering in the network created by the AE.

    Is this possible?


    Sorry, but no. You would have to enter the MAC address values for each base station in the extended network ... and they would have to be identical.
  • Jarndyce Level 1 Level 1 (10 points)
    Thanks for your reply.
    So just to clarify, as long as I enter the MAC addresses on both the AEBS and the AEx, then this would work? The only difference is that the AEBS would need to include the MAC address for the AEx.

    Is this correct?

    I'm aware that MAC address filtering does not really improve security, however, I find the timed access facility useful, so want to implement this over the entire network. I'm sure I'm not alone in wanting to do this.
  • Tesserax Level 8 Level 8 (49,405 points)
    So just to clarify, as long as I enter the MAC addresses on both the AEBS and the AEx, then this would work? The only difference is that the AEBS would need to include the MAC address for the AEx.

    Is this correct?


    Yes, that would be correct.