Windows application Mac address filter

Posted on 2013-09-05
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Last Modified: 2013-09-11

I have an application on a computer (windows 7 64bit), that certain users access on my LAN (same subnet and physical network).  I would like to make sure that only certain IP's and Mac Addresses can connect to that PC.  IP address filtering is no problem, but I cannot find a Mac address filter.

Does anyone know of a Windows firewall or application that can filter mac addresses as well?
Question by:hbcit
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by:Mohammed Khawaja
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There is no filtering on MAC address, you would have to use IP.

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Thanks for the info.  My searching on the web also seems to be indicating that :(

I have a Cyberoam UTM which does mac filtering well, but I was hoping to not have to setup the UTM just for this one computer.

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JohnKillilea earned 1500 total points
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I am assuming you want to block MAC addresses so the user can't just change their IP address and bypass your IP filtering.

If so, then depending on the type of switch you have, you may be able to set up VLANs on it. This will allow you to control which ports can access your PCs. So even if they change their IP, they still won't be able to connect to your PC.

The other way to look at it, is not to create a 'black list'  of bad IP address, but instead create a 'white list' of good IP address i.e. the users that are allowed to connect. So then if someone else does change their IP then they still won't be able to connect.

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ID: 39485797
Yes, you are correct, I never thought of a managed switch option. Thanks, I will certainly look into this.  It is not exactly what I wanted, but as the pc connects to a switch anyhow, there is no extra appliance needing to be added. Thanks.

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