MAC Access Control (Video)


In this video, you will learn how to add device definitions to your FortiGate using Media Access Control addresses, or MAC addresses. These definitions form a whitelist that allow you to control the devices that can access your wireless network. MAC address identification also allows you to assign a reserved IP for exclusive use of a device when it connects to the wireless network.

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Kayla Robinson

Kayla Robinson

Technical Writer at Fortinet
Kayla Robinson works in Ottawa as part of Fortinet's Technical Documentation and New Media team. With a Bachelor's degree from Carleton, and a graduate certificate in Technical Writing from Algonquin College, she enjoys creating FortiOS Cookbook videos.
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  • Shimi

    It seems MAC Address Access Control also known as MAC Reservation + Access Control has been removed in 5.2.5, I just upgraded and don’t see the option in network Interface, how are we suppose to assign IP address to a MAC address?

    • Victoria Martin

      Hello Shimi,

      The options should be available in 5.2.5, so I do not know why you can’t see them. I would suggest contacting Fortinet Support, to see if they can determine what exactly is going on. We have an article about working with support that you may find useful:

      Hope that helps!