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Updated:September 24, 2020
MAC Address Filtering on RV315W VPN Routers
A Media Access Control (MAC) address is a hardware address that uniquely identifies each node of a network. MAC Address Filtering refers to a security access control method whereby the 48-bit address assigned to each network card is used to determine the access to a network. MAC Address Filtering on a network allows or denies network access to specific devices at specific times. This feature is very useful for the administrator because it allows to control the traffic and hosts on the network. This article explains how to configure MAC Address Filtering on the RV315W VPN Router.
MAC Address Filtering Configuration
Step 1. Log in to the web configuration utility and choose Security > MAC Address Filtering . The MAC Address Filtering page opens:
MAC Address Filtering
This area allows the administrator to choose the filter policy under which the MAC works in the network in term of access.
Step 1. Click the radio button for the kind of Filter Policy that the RV315W uses. There are two types of filters:
• Deny Network Access — Denies the access of the MAC addresses to the network . This is also known as block list.
• Permit Network Access — Allows the access of the MAC addresses to the network . This is also known as allow list.