Tomato firmware gives you the ability to setup a MAC filter. A MAC filter allows you to setup a rule that either allows or denies access to your network based on the MAC address of that device. It’s not at the top of the list for home network security. Nor is it entirely bulletproof. But a MAC filter does provide a little more control over your home network.
Home Network Security
These days, home network security is an essential part of your network. Without it, your home network is like a sitting duck ("quack-quack"). The truth is, you don't need to be a network security expert to reap the benefits. But it certainly helps to understand some of the components such as, encryption and authentication. Basically, the more security you want, the less "convenient" the setup becomes. But that's a small price to pay to know that your home network security is up to par.
Home network security isn’t something you should take lightly. And with Tomato, securing your WiFi only takes a moment. But with various WiFi security types, which one is the best one for your home network? Furthermore, if you choose a specific security type, will your computers hardware be compatible? If not, you won’t be able to connect.
Home network security isn’t just about securing your computers. Sometimes, you need a little security for those living/working under your roof –like children, or employees that waste time on Facebook. With Tomato, you can block ads, block websites, setup a porn filter, and take control of what goes on inside of your home network.