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Author Topic: DIR-890L - No MAC filtering :(  (Read 2220 times)

mwatson

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DIR-890L - No MAC filtering :(
« on: September 14, 2015, 10:08:31 AM »

I was dismayed to learn that the DIR-890L completely lacks the capability to do MAC filtering. Yes, I know that spoofing MAC addresses is pretty trivial, and that the backbone of security is WPA2 with a strong password - but for a home, at $300 this is a pretty high-end router. It seems incredible to me that a relatively high-end router would lack very basic functionality that is present on just about every cheap model I've ever examined. It's probably not a critical thing, but I'd probably have kept on looking if I'd realized the DIR-890L lacked this feature.
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Re: DIR-890L - No MAC filtering :(
« Reply #1 on: September 14, 2015, 11:36:05 AM »

With the advent of MAC Spoofing and changing of MAC addresses, maybe one reason why D-Link didn't include it. It's really hard to prevent those kinds of modifications even if MAC Filtering is enabled. And MAC Filtering is mainly used in a business and enterprise environment. Not so much with home. Parental Controls should work.
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