Closing this Crufty topic
by yhdrsdg - 10/3/13 11:55 AM
In Reply to: Ping by MAC Address by jawatsonky
This is a seriously old thread and should have been taken down years ago since there is no answer to the original question. When I was searching for information on MAC addresses this came up in the first page of results on google. People pay good money to get on the first page of a google search and I wonder how an old piece of CRUFT like this persists. I think the answer is that people keep clicking on it and going to it and get disappointed with the thread ending without a solution... so here's a solution:
I am assuming that you plugged your WAP into your D-Link router. When you switch the WAP on, it will request an IP address from your router's DHCP server. From a computer connected to your wired network, you then go into your D-link router's admin utility and look at the DHCP client table and the WAP IP address will be listed along with all the other connected devices. Enter the WAP IP address in the URL field of your browser and you should be prompted with a password screen. If you have reset your WAP to factory specs (as you have said) then you enter the default username and password and you are in.
If you want any security at all you will not run applications from the web directly to "help" you with security concerns as suggested above.
For basic security you should rename the SSID, reset the password, enable MAC address filtering, and enable encription (WPA/WPA2) using a strong passphrase. There are of course many other things you can do with your network to increase security, but it has been said that having locks on your home only keeps the polite people out. This seems to apply to networks also...
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