Central security server for WiFI based on mac address?

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Is there a central security server for wifi that will only allow corporate clients or employees on the network automatically based on mac address?

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To answer your question, most routers DO offer some kind of wireless-MAC access restrictions, but, as mentioned, MACs can be faked. Not broadcasting SSIDs adn seting up great wireless security are stronger, or even a combination of all of the above..

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  • petkoa
    I'd say that MAC-based access doesn't provide any security - MACs are easily sniffed (especially wireless),and they can be easily spoofed (they can be set up to an arbitrary value on almost any contemporary hardware) . Thus you have to use some 802.1x authentication device (as Labnuke99 suggests) and configure every client with appropriate credentials. How is this different from WAP/WAP2 security - you also provide every client with appropriate WAP key, just you don't have to change credentials when the client/employee changes the laptop or wireless card... Good luck
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