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Mac Filtering on Hub 3.0

Why Why Why, did I come back to VM.  Prior to leaving I could restrict the times the children could go on the internet, quite simple.  Easy thing to do. After having the new Hub 3.0 for just 2 days, (7 days without service I may add!) I set about applying Mac filtering for all their devices.  Waste of time doing that for each day and weekends as it doesn't work. It blocks them out all together giving them no access. I should've read the forums about this prior to wasting my time.

Also I rang VM, they say it is not something they support, and put me through to their Gadget something or other team, whom could not understand nor speak English, he said he would ring me back and yes I'm still waiting!!!!

Please VM get this sorted ASAP as it is not protecting families at all.

Also just read about guest's account, thought in the mean time let them go on that till 21:00 but according to other customers it shuts the whole system down.  I'll have to wait and see, and if VM think I'm logging into my Hub each day to alter the guest account date, they can think again.

Anybody each having problems with the Mac Filtering or any ways of getting round it so it works without physically taking devices of teenagers??

 

Many Thanks

Ian

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Re: Mac Filtering on Hub 3.0

Hello Ian

 

Welcome to our forum, I am sorry you are having problems with the MAC filtering however we are not aware of any. Yesterday I tried it on a couple of our test hubs and it seemed to work although always happy to check again. So just to be sure you are saying the device will have access until it is blocked however when it reaches an unblocking time it continues being blocked? I wonder if it is worth trying a factory reset Resetting your Virgin Media Hub and then just trying MAC filtering on a single device please.

 

Thank you

Nicola

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Re: Mac Filtering on Hub 3.0

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Nicola_C wrote:

Hello Ian

 

Welcome to our forum, I am sorry you are having problems with the MAC filtering however we are not aware of any. Yesterday I tried it on a couple of our test hubs and it seemed to work although always happy to check again. So just to be sure you are saying the device will have access until it is blocked however when it reaches an unblocking time it continues being blocked? I wonder if it is worth trying a factory reset Resetting your Virgin Media Hub and then just trying MAC filtering on a single device please.

 

Thank you


MAC address filtering is apparently trivial to bypass, and therefore pointless. 

http://community.virginmedia.com/t5/Security-matters/Wifi-intruders/td-p/3312107 post #4. 

MAC address filtering is trivial to bypass.  All I need to do is monitor traffic to see which MAC's are talking with one another, and then spoof one of them.

QED.

 




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Re: Mac Filtering on Hub 3.0

Hello. The forum team really should know that what the OP is referring to is an old issue and that there is a (somewhat complicated) workaround for it. Asking about factory reset or any other random thought is completely wasting your customers' time.

The work around is here, and I made some notes on the 2nd page of the thread as well: http://community.virginmedia.com/t5/Switched-On-Families/Set-internet-time-limit-for-child/m-p/31388...

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Nicola C

So as the forum team you are not aware of any issues with Mac Filtering!!!!!!! All you have to do is look at lots of other comments left on there about the same problem. Therefore I can only assume you are a new member to the Team!

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