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Networking: Cisco linksys EA6500: allowing wireless access by filtering MAC addresses in my network

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Hello Experts,

I configured my wireless router to only allow devices by MAC addresses. As a result, I see this warning:

"Wi-Fi Protected Setup cannot be used with WEP or WPA wireless security mode or MAC Filtering. To use Wi-Fi Protected Setup, change your wireless security mode and/or disable MAC filtering"

is this technique safe? or should I use WAP2?

also, when filtering MAC addresses to allow wireless access, I am unable to access my devices via the network. When I use WAP2, I am able to (hosts files and apache server confg ok). Any ideas why this is?

In advance, thank you for your help....
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what devices are you trying to filter? You mentioned an apache server. Anything else such as cell phones, tablets, etc ?
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Thanks Rafael,

Iphones, tables, and laptops...

My thoughts: by filtering MAC address the system is more secure....

it seems that it is.. but now I can not access my apache server wirelessly... (apache.conf ok)

Regards,
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Thanks for trying to help Rafael...
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