connecting to a hidden WAP router

Matthew Flaschen matthew.flaschen at
Wed Jan 21 05:15:33 UTC 2009

David McGlone wrote:
>> Not really.  You only let network interfaces _claiming_ to be your MAC
>> addresses connect to the network.  Unfortunately, every NIC is required by
>> the ethernet protocol to announce its MAC address with every packet it
>> sends, and any sniffer can find the MACs on your network - and then making
>> another NIC send that address is trivial.
> Is this bad? Should I use something better?

MAC address filtering is a good tool.  I would keep using it, but like
Derek says, /it is not sufficient/.

Matt Flaschen

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