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Aironet 600 with Mac Filtering and a switch..

How does the Aironet 600 handle Mac Filtering if I were to connect a switch to port 4 on the back ("Secured" network port). Does it authenticate each MAC or does it do somthing similar to how 802.1x with multi-host works, the first mac authenticates and then the port's wide open? My use-case here is a printer at a remote home-office. The printer doesn't have a supplicant in it so I need to use mac filtering. Thanks.

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I believe it authenticates each mac address.  WLC 7.2 allows 2 rlan ports also so you can use port 3 & 4 and each rlan can support up to 4 mac address.

http://www.cisco.com/en/US/docs/wireless/controller/release/notes/crn7_2.html#wp880822

https://communities.cisco.com/message/85810

-Scott
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My expereince .. the port is wide open unless you enforce 802.1X or WebAuth.

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Thanks for the feedback.

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MAC authentication is all I use for my OutStationed workers.  No wifi, just the rlan.  Since the rlan is configured for DHCP only, no IP gets passed until MAC auth occurs.

When Cisco packaged this up, they said 4 is enough..  IF you use an un-managed (non-cisco) switch. 

I had a need for 2 workstations and 2 digiports..  SOP sys a managed switch..  oops.  the switch consumed 2 MAC's right off the top.. 1 for itself and 1 for each vlan.

After enablilng 2 rlans, and configuring a pair on different networks, we discovered that they were bridged in the 602 (or somewhere).

We ended up switching out the 602 for an ASA5505

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