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Sunday, December 31st, 2017 1:16 AM

BGW210 WPS disabling

I just got the bgw210 modem/router and can not find where to disable wps so I can use mac filtering. Help please?

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6 years ago

I found it.

They spelled it out as I was looking for "wps". Its right below the "confirm password" box in "Home Network" > "Wi-Fi" Smiley Embarassed

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6 years ago

well ---- that's not really the full solution according to the error message I'm getting.

I'm looking how to disable WPS on a specific MAC address because of the below error "suggestion"

 
I went to black list a MAC address but get this error when I press SAVE:
 
             You must disable WPS on an SSID in order to use MAC address filtering on that SSID
 
How do I do that ??
If you were successful in filtering out specific MAC address can you send me steps / screen-shots please?
 
Thanks, Jim

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6 years ago

I assume it would be the same way I did it, except I only allow certain mac's to come in and all other mac's can't.

If I remember right, you can do it either way by going to the page in the modem/router I stated above. Disable mac filtering, then click the block button, then put the mac in, then hit save.

But I think you have to leave wps disabled afterwards.

 

In the meantime I will try to find my password again and take a lookSmiley Embarassed

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6 years ago

My son - a real wiz kid proposes a different solution.

 

Navigate to FIREWALL then PACKET FILTER

Scroll to the bottom and select ADD A DROP RULE

 

 

AddDropRule.jpg

 

Then ADD MATCH and enter the MAC address.

 

You've successfully blocked MAC addresses from your Wi-Fi router.

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5 years ago

Go to Home Network tab > Wifi Tab > Click "Advanced Options" > then look for "Wi-Fi Protected Setup," set dropdown box to "off" > Save Changes.  

 

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4 years ago

on free linux software, of course its free, you can download, for free, macchanger, and airodump-ng (Aircrack-ng). With those open source tools it is really simple to watch a youtube video (cyber weapons lab) and learn how to use airodump-ng to sniff packets and find a mac address that has connected to your ssid (even if you have hidden it). Then you use macchanger to change your wifi cards mac address into the one that has already authenticated with your ssid, kick them off, hop on, and have a cup of tea. So what I am trying to say is that if you just dont want people connecting to your wifi willy nilly, then mac filtering may keep them from doing so, may not. If you are mac filtering with blacklist/whitelist, I want everyone to understand that it is as false a sense of security as is locking your front door. There are still very simple ways to get in, that are free. We must also turn on our host firewalls. router has one, computer has one. We can never really eliminate the risk someone finaggles their way in, all we can do is raise the computational/time requirement. These turds actually have a similar-to-google maps gps program that shows wireless ssid beacons that as a hobby they go around adding to it. Updating passwords, mac addresses, all kinds of things. It's crazy. Last thing, a cheap and effective way to prevent unwanted access is to use a password that is very long and complex. The free open source software Hashcat or Hydra can brute force a password like: P@$sw0rD or F88TB@LL in under two minutes.

But a password like: !/F$--/:gH^--*p{3"'d--{<\|(-- they may never get. Obviously we dont want to have to remember that. a password like: %-al-W@\-/() can be remembered like two words you can say-- percent-all-wavo and no word is in the dictionary (percent represented as %). Sorry I talked so long. Thanks for showing me how to disable wps btw. 

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