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Old 05-03-2008, 08:41 PM
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Why do you want to change the MAC address on the touch? If you are using MAC address filtering for security add the touch's MAC address to your routers filters to allow it.

The ability to change a wireless devices MAC address is why this is not a good approach to wireless security. A hacker can sit outside your house and monitor your network with a packet sniffer and easily get the MAC addresses of your devices as they use your network. I think WEP is a better solution but WPA is the most secure method to lock down a network.

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