How to set up MAC Filtering of TP-Link cable modem routers (new logo)

Configuration Guide
Updated 06-28-2022 02:17:49 AM 17979
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This function exploits the uniqueness of the MAC (Medium Access Control) address, a unique 12-digit hexadecimal address (for example, D8:5D:4C:B4:46:EA) of every network device, to determine if the device can or cannot access your wireless network.

Here takes Archer CR700 as demonstration:

I want to:

Prevent unauthorized users from accessing my wireless network by utilizing the network device’s MAC address.

For example, I have a computer that is connected to my wireless network. Now, an unknown device (an intruder) is also using my wireless network, which affects my Internet speed. I would like to control my wireless network with the following capabilities:

• My computer is always allowed to access the wireless network.

• The unknown device is not allowed to access the wireless network.

• I don’t have to keep changing my wireless password as often.

How can I do that?

1. Log into the web-based management interface of the cable modem router. If you don’t know how to do that, please refer to How to log into the web-based management interface of TP-Link cable modem routers (new logo)?

2. Go to Advanced > Wireless 2.4G or Wireless 5G > MAC


3. Select the wireless interface you want to configure and enable MAC Filtering.

4. Select the filtering rule to either block (recommended) or allow the device(s) in the list.

To block/allow specific device(s)

1) Select Block List (All devices in this list cannot access this router.) or Allow List (Only device in this list can access this router.) and click Save.

2) Click Add.

3) Enter the MAC Address manually.

4) Click OK.

Now MAC Filtering is implemented to protect your wireless network.

Get to know more details of each function and configuration please go to Download Center to download the manual of your product.

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