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Topic # 124670 15-Jul-2013 18:24
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from a router noob perspective .not knowing what a setting does is somewhat of a hindrance to trying it .

i have the xtra technicolor TG582n router.

If i got into

Home > Home Network > Devices, and choose a device and delete it ..

Then i go to

Home > Home Network > Interfaces > WLAN:"name", and set it to "no new devices allowed " will it stop that or any other device from re/connecting ? and will it have any adverse effect on devises already connected ?

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  Reply # 858394 18-Jul-2013 00:14
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I havent got one in front of me, but i -assume- it enables a mac address filter so that only devices that are currently either connected to the router via wifi, or are sitting in the DHCP leases table would be able to connect in the future.

So Currently connected devices can reconnect in the future
Any new mac addresses (devices) that are not in the approved list cannot connect.




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  Reply # 861781 18-Jul-2013 18:12
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raytaylor: I havent got one in front of me, but i -assume- it enables a mac address filter so that only devices that are currently either connected to the router via wifi, or are sitting in the DHCP leases table would be able to connect in the future.

So Currently connected devices can reconnect in the future
Any new mac addresses (devices) that are not in the approved list cannot connect.


TY for the reply -
i am hoping that is the case - I think i shall be bold and simply try it .

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  Reply # 862321 19-Jul-2013 18:35
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Dont bother - its not worth the hassle of turning it off when you want to add a new device.

Just use a wpa2 password and you will be fine.




Ray Taylor
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  Reply # 862592 20-Jul-2013 14:24
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Filtering new devices is no substitute for WPA2 security... having to reconfigure the router whenever a friend wants to connect their smart phone is a pain like raytaylor said.




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