[NEBULA] How to configure MAC-based authentication to enhance Wi-Fi security?

Zyxel_Bella Posts: 188  Zyxel Employee
edited October 4 in Nebula Access Point

There are many security mechanisms can be applied to wireless environment. As more security mechanisms being used, it becomes more complicated to access a network. MAC-based authentication allows trusted wireless clients based on source MAC address to connect to the Nebula AP.


You can configure MAC authentication list at Site-wide > Configure > Cloud authentication.


Select Account type as MAC to view and edit MAC-based authentication account.

Click “+Add” to create user. You can assign description, enter MAC address, select authorized type and edit expiration time of the user. Check Email to user to send notification to user.

To enable MAC-based Authentication as the authentication method, you can go to Access point > Configure > Authentication page.

Wireless clients use MAC address as a username and password to authenticate.

After client connects to AP, the security column shows MAC-Auth with Cloud-authentication in Access point > Monitor > Clients page.