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How to Enable Mac Address Filtering on Huawei E8278 WiFi

The unlocked Huawei E8278 WiFi dongle ship with the MAC address filtering feature. It is normally turned "off" by the manufacturer, because it requires a bit of effort to set up properly. However, to improve the security of your Wi-Fi LAN (WLAN), we strongly reccommend you to consider enabling and using MAC address filtering. Here we will show you how to enable MAC address filtering on Huawei E8278 4G Wingle.

1. Choose Settings > WLAN > WLAN MAC Filter.

2. From WLAN MAC Filter, select a Media Access Control (MAC) filtering mode.

Disable: to disable the function of filtering MAC addresses.
Allow: If the MAC address of a client is listed in MAC Address, the client is allowed to connect to the Mobile WiFi over the WLAN.
Deny: If the MAC address of a client is listed in MAC Address, the client is prohibited from connecting to the Mobile WiFi over the WLAN.
3. In MAC Address, enter the MAC addresses of the clients to be controlled.
4. Click Apply.

Allowing Specified Clients to Access the WLAN

1. Click Connection. From the MAC Address column under Connected WLAN clients, find the MAC addresses of clients whose access to the WLAN is allowed. For example, 40:4D:8E:6D:80:7D.

2. Choose Settings > WLAN > WLAN MAC Filter. From WLAN MAC Filter, select Allow.
3. In MAC Address, enter 40:4D:8E:6D:80:7D.
4. Click Apply.

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