Add hardware addresses to a wireless router (MAC filtering)
MAC filtering is a security feature in which a wireless router or wireless access point is configured
with a list of hardware addresses (also called "MAC addresses") of devices that are allowed to
gain access to the network through the router.
If the router filters hardware addresses, then the printer's hardware address must be added to the
router’s list of accepted hardware addresses. If the router does not have the hardware address of
a printer attempting to access the network, the router denies the printer access to the network.
CAUTION: This method is not recommended, however, because your MAC addresses can
easily be read and falsified by unwanted users outside your network.
To add hardware addresses to a wireless router or wireless access point
Print the network configuration page, and then locate the printer’s hardware address. For
more information, see Understand the network configuration page.
NOTE: The printer maintains separate hardware addresses for the Ethernet
connection and for wireless connection. Both hardware addresses are listed on the
printer’s network configuration page.
Open the configuration utility for the wireless router or wireless access point, and add the
printer's hardware address to the list of accepted hardware addresses.
NOTE: For more information about using the configuration utility, see the documentation
provided with the router or wireless access point.