Saturday, June 9, 2012

Adding your Android device in a MAC filtered router

If you secured your wireless connection filtering the devices only by MAC address, then your new mobile device might not connect to your router. I have faced similar problem when I got my new smartphone. In Windows, getting wireless MAC is simple: type ipconfig /all in cmd and you get all the MAC addresses. Now, in Android devices, go to Settings -> About phone -> Hardware information and you will find in Wi-Fi MAC address. Put this address in your router and your device will now able to connect in Internet! I have checked this in HTC Sensation which runs in Android 2.3.4 (Gingerbread).