What I want is that only certain devices get remote access to my network. I want to achieve this by using MAC address.

Configuring this in my main router is not an option because it's too much work to add MAC addresses each time I personally want to connect something in my house.

So what I though, is it maybe possible:

Add a second router, switch off its DHCP. And use it as MAC address "GATE"? Connect my server to that router, so if a device wants to connect its MAC address needs to be listed in my router. I can still connect personal devices to my main router and easy connect.

My story maybe sounds noob-ish, I am new to this.

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    What sort of devices are you wanting to connect to the network? If its remote workers for example, you could look at using a VPN to allow them to tunnel through the internet and appear on the LAN as if they were sitting in the office. – sark Mar 13 '16 at 13:42
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IP packets only have layer-3 IP addresses, not MAC addresses. MAC addresses are layer-2 addresses, and they do not cross routers since routers strip off the layer-2 frame at each router hop.

You will not see the MAC addresses from any remote sites.

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