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Veni_1
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3CRWER200-75 "Not a MAC address!"

Hi.



I'm trying to add my new mobile phone Nokia E52 to the connection control list but the box is responding back with



"Not a MAC address!". The MAC-address is a8:7e:33:e3:55:58



If i change the the first part so that the result would be 00:7e:33:e3:55:58



it will accept it. Sounds like it does not like a8 in the beginning.



 



I have tried to upgrade(to 1.3.06) and reboot, but the 3Com box keeps saying after the upgrade: Software version 1.3s.



 



Any tips for a workaround without changing the connection control and not trying to hack Nokia's MAC address?

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Veni_1
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Re: 3CRWER200-75 "Not a MAC address!"

Did managed to upgrade the 3Com box to 1.3.06ww, no change :(.



Checked the javascript, looks like function macsCheck won't allow the first part to be anything higher than 127 decimal(7F hexadecimal). 7-bit lock on the the first part?



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Techno
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Re: 3CRWER200-75 "Not a MAC address!"

Veni



This sounds liek a bug, even if your support is over, contact 3Com to report a bug, they WILL look into this.



Good luck



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SAPStar1
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Re: 3CRWER200-75 "Not a MAC address!"

Hi



Has anyone got a fix to this bug yet? Whats the point of MAC filtering if it doesn't cover the full range...



Surely, this is just a validation error with the script, rather than a limitation of the physical device?



Regards



David



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florenzo
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Re: 3CRWER200-75 "Not a MAC address!"

 me too but in my case is a iphone and a ipod. mac address begin with "f8:" 

























3CRWER200-75
Software version 1.3.06ww




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basty
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Re: 3CRWER200-75 "Not a MAC address!"

I debugged and changed the logic of the javascript to save a value starting with F, i could but i can't connect from the device so i guess is not a bug in the javascript...



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SAPStar1
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Re: 3CRWER200-75 "Not a MAC address!"

Hi



I found a thread somewhere where it states its a bug to be fixed in 1.3.14.



Not sure of release date/how this will delivered for customers outside of warranty periods..



 



Regards



 



David



 



Update below on my source of information:



From http://knowledge.3com.com/service/main.jsp?t=solutionTab&ft=searchTab&ps=solutionPanels&locale=en_US&_dyncharset=UTF-8&curResURL=%2Fservice%2Fmain.jsp%3F_dyncharset%3DUTF-8%26_dynSessConf%3D-6663145464899235428%26t%3DsearchTab%26locale%3Den_US%26_dyncharset%3DUTF-8%26SearchButton%3DFind%26advopen%3Dtrue%26keywordsAllOf%3D%26keywordsAnyOf%3D%26keywordsNoneOf%3D%26chkDocFormatAll%3DAll%26chkDocForma...


 



3Com OfficeConnect 11G 54/108 Cable/DSL Router - not able to add MAC filter for Samsung phone Problem Description : When user tried to add MAC filter for Samsung phone which has a MAC address of f8:1e:df:49:55:fe, system claim that the MAC address entered is NOT a MAC address


Product Model # : 3CRWER100-75  OC WIRELESS 11G CBL/DSL ROUTER


Software / Firmware version : 1.3.6


Fact : 3Com OfficeConnect 11g Cable/DSL Router


Cause : This is considered as a software limitation under 1.3.6


Fix : Upgrade to 1.3.14 or higher


Review Date : Feb 3, 2020


Id: 2350 


Date Created: Wednesday, January 27, 2010  


Modified Date: Tuesday, February 2, 2010  


Language : English (United States)  


Best Bet: No



 



I especially like the review date of Feb 3 2020 - I hope we can recieve a fix from 3com before then...



 



 



This message was edited by SAPStar1 on 4-7-10 @ 9:13 AM
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Surranó
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Re: 3CRWER200-75 "Not a MAC address!"

FOUND A WORKAROUND HERE

 

Hello,

 

My MAC starts with B2... a recent Toshiba notebook with i3 cpu.

I upgraded to 1.3.14:

 

http://www.3com.com/swd/jsp/user/result.jsp?selected=6&sort=effdt&order=desc&sku=3CRWER200-75

 

but it did not improve the situation. I can't even see that the upgrade eventually happened... maybe it failed ;)

 

I did the following:

- backup router config

- manually edit filter rule

- restore router config from hacked file

 

After some trials and restarts of router (I wonder why they were needed) it started to work....

 

Hope this helps ;)

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Surranó
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Re: 3CRWER200-75 "Not a MAC address!"

Update: the reason it failed: wrong firmware... I will keep trying...

 

 Wrong firmware to upgrade

The version of code you have attempted to download is not compatible with this device. Please check and try again !

You will be returned to the previous page after X seconds.....

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Surranó
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Re: 3CRWER200-75 "Not a MAC address!"

Update:

finally, successfully upgraded firmware, and the mac address check works (at least for mine)