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Windows 7: Can Win7 block a mac address


04 Nov 2013   #1

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Can Win7 block a mac address

I need to know if theres a way to block someone from gettin into my computer directly via wifi- not thru a router but directly into my computer- I know the mac address cause i can see the router using inssider and I see that the signal is weak, but I can see their ubee router in my network window. Can i use the tcpip stack to block it or can i configure zonealarm or some program. Thanks a lot


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06 Nov 2013   #2

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Unless you use an ad-hoc network of some kind, I'm pretty sure they would need to go through a router that you are both connected to. You can employ MAC filters on a router pretty easily, on your computer it may be more difficult.
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07 Nov 2013   #3

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Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by monger View Post
I need to know if theres a way to block someone from gettin into my computer directly via wifi- not thru a router but directly into my computer- I know the mac address cause i can see the router using inssider and I see that the signal is weak, but I can see their ubee router in my network window. Can i use the tcpip stack to block it or can i configure zonealarm or some program. Thanks a lot
This is one case where it would help us to help you if you would follow the info in this post:
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It could be your ISP that is letting you see the their ubee router in your network windows.
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07 Nov 2013   #4

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For sure, you should NOT use the default password for your router but keep in mind that wireless is Over The Air broadcasting and anyone can "listen". I would connect directly to a port then change the password and the Service Set ID. MAC address filtering at the router isn't very secure on wireless networks. An intruder can see your MAC address as well as you see his. If you set up filtering, either a white list or black list, the intruder can just change his MAC address. While he may not be able to get into your system(s), he is using bandwidth on your router and perhaps your ISP connection.

As already mentioned, knowing what router/model will help define it's capabilities such as WPA.
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