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Title: WM100 MAC Address
Post by: mvwarlick on June 24, 2018, 01:21:29 PM
How can I identify the MAC address of my WM100? My WIFI network uses MAC address filtering. Thanks
Title: Re: WM100 MAC Address
Post by: Tuicemen on June 25, 2018, 01:25:14 AM
There are a few ways to discover the mac address.
The App will show you the IP and port the WM100 is using in the history page take note of the IP.

1:Some routers will display what IP s are connected some not just find the ip of the WM100.

2: Down load an app like Advanced Port Scanner and scan your network.
Advanced Port Scanner will display IPs, Ports, and mac addresses of devices connected to your network.
Since you know the WM100 ip and port scroll down the list till you find it.

3: from command line type ping followed by the WM100
once done type arp -a  and enter scroll down the list till you find the WM100 IP to the right will be the mac address.
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Title: Re: WM100 MAC Address
Post by: dhouston on June 25, 2018, 03:25:25 AM
First, turn off MAC filtering so the WM100 can connect. Then you can see the MAC address in your router's listing of connected devices. Or you can use Who's On My WiFi (https://whoisonmywifi.com/windows/) to see all MACs. Once you have the MAC of the WM100, enter it in your router's list of approved connections. Finally, turn MAC filtering back on.
The link above is to the Windows version of Who's On My WiFi. There's also an Android app (https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.whoisonmywifi.agent&hl=en).
Title: Re: WM100 MAC Address
Post by: Tuicemen on June 25, 2018, 04:28:02 AM
First, turn off MAC filtering so the WM100 can connect. Then you can see the MAC address in your router's listing of connected devices.
Not all routers will report connected devices.
My city router only displaces some connected devices and that is hit or miss depending on if their connected via wi-fi or ethernet.
My Off grid router doesn't display any connected devices wi-fi or eithernet. ::) :'
Title: Re: WM100 MAC Address
Post by: dhouston on June 25, 2018, 05:51:31 AM
Not all routers will report connected devices.
I suspect any that offer MAC filtering do but I also linked to Who's On My WiFi in case they don't. Of course, Authinx should show it on the WM100.
Title: Re: WM100 MAC Address
Post by: Tuicemen on June 25, 2018, 06:19:52 AM
Of course, Authinx should show it on the WM100.
I agree and surprised they don't.
Title: Re: WM100 MAC Address
Post by: mvwarlick on June 26, 2018, 12:49:43 PM
Thanks for everyone's input. After spending an afternoon trying to get this unit to connect, I gave up and decided to return it. IMHO, it's not ready for general home use. First, I turned off MAC addressing. Didn't connect. Then, I tried WPS. Didn't connect. Then I turned off all WIFI security. Still didn't connect. I then spent a while reconfiguring everything back to normal. I have multiple Airport Extreme access points, a 35 digit WPA2 password, etc., so this was a major PITA. I guess it's time to look for a more commercial solution (maybe one with built-in WIFI or an ethernet connection...).
Title: Re: WM100 MAC Address
Post by: Noam on June 27, 2018, 02:58:26 AM
Thanks for everyone's input. After spending an afternoon trying to get this unit to connect, I gave up and decided to return it. IMHO, it's not ready for general home use. First, I turned off MAC addressing. Didn't connect. Then, I tried WPS. Didn't connect. Then I turned off all WIFI security. Still didn't connect. I then spent a while reconfiguring everything back to normal. I have multiple Airport Extreme access points, a 35 digit WPA2 password, etc., so this was a major PITA. I guess it's time to look for a more commercial solution (maybe one with built-in WIFI or an ethernet connection...).
By any chance, is your WiFi running at 5 GHz (instead of 2.4 GHz)? Last I heard, the WM100 only works on 2.4 GHz WiFi.