N/APosted on - 09/24/2011
Would I be able to connect my wireless printer to the wireless network of my router if the wireless security that I will be using is MAC Address filtering? If this is possible, where would I see the MAC address of my wireless printer. Thank you in advance to those who can help.
CAN MAC ADDRESS FILTERING WORK ON A WIRELESS PRINTER
Mac Filtering is a feature of wireless networking that allows only registered devices connects to the network. This settings can be configured on the router's settings, by registering and adding the MAC Address in the list of devices that you have given permission to connect.
Printer also can be added in the list of devices allowed to connect to the Internet/network. All printer has it's on Media Access Control, designed by manufacturer to identify the device.
To check the Mac Address, check the manual or the actual device itself. There is a sticker at the button or at the side of the printer listed as Mac Address.
This can be located in the configuration page, consist of 12 alpha-numeric and can be labeled as physical address. You can do ipconfig in the command prompt and all connected hardware will be list down including the printer's Mac address.