One or two things I already know:
1--I know that I need to add all the details and particulars regarding the hardware and software on my network, but I am typing this up as I get ready for work,
2--I know that using MAC addresses to lock down a network is not the end-all-beat-all answer to network security, but I am not trying to hide State secrets or my Swiss Bank Account information out of the hands of a cyber-terrorist team. It is just another step I am taking to keep random people from gaining access to our WIFI and such.
And now, "The QUESTION."
I have a modem that can also broadcast wireless, but it can only manage ONE wireless network.
I have a wireless router that can manage up to FOUR.
As expected, the wireless router is plugged into the modem (our home "Guest Network" is broadcast from this device) , the router is communicating on THREE other networks (each limited and restricted as to what communicates on that channel, i.e. one dedicated to security cameras, another for streaming video, and the last is just general wireless for a phones and tablets) and all is well in the world.
I will be entering the MAC addresses of everything we have that is connected to the network. Again, so that the ONLY THREE DEVICES that can communicate on the "Security" network are the two cameras and a laptop dedicated to that purpose.
So, to simplify it (too late, I know)--I have a smartphone which gains internet access via a wireless router, which then in turn is connected to a modem. Do I need to add the MAC address to the MODEM or ROUTER. or to BOTH? And I ask because with the network we have, between all the friends and family that come over, I have about two dozen addresses I will be managing.
Thank you in advance, and any assistance will be greatly appreciated.