How to set up Access Control on Archer C2_V5

Configuration Guide
Updated 06-27-2022 07:22:21 AM 42790
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Access Control is used to deny or allow specific client devices to access your network with access time and content restrictions.

I want to:

Deny or allow specific client devices to access my network with access time and content restrictions. For example, If you want to forbid the internet activities of host with MAC address 00-11-22-33-44-AA on the LAN to access, please follow the steps below:

How can I do that?

Note: Archer C2_V5 is used for demonstration in this article.

1. Login the router. For how to do that, please refer to How do I log into the web-based Utility (Management Page) of TP-Link wireless router?

2. Go to Access Control > Host and configure the host settings:

1) Click Add New.

2) Select MAC Address as the mode type. Create a unique description (e.g. TEST_Host_1) for the host in the Description field and enter 00-11-22-33-44-AA in the MAC Address filed.

3) Click Save.

3. Go to Access Control > Target and configure the target settings:

1) Click Add New.

2) Select URL Address as the mode type. Create a unique description (e.g. Test-Target_1) for the target in the Target Description field and enter the domain name, either the full name or the keywords (for example Microsoft) in the Add URL Address field.

Note: Any URL address with keywords in it (e.g. will be blocked or allowed.

3) Click Save.

4. Go to Access Control > Schedule and configure the schedule settings:

1) Click Add New.

2) Create a unique description (e.g. Test_Schedule_1) for the schedule in the Schedule Description field and set the day(s) and time period.

3) Click Save.

Note: The schedule is based on the time of the router. The time can be set in How to configure system time of Archer C2_V5?

5. Go to Access Control > Rule and add a new access control rule.

1 ) Click Add New.

2) Give a name for the rule in the Description field. Select Test-Host_1 from the LAN host drop-down list; select Test-Target_1 from the target drop-down list; select Test_Schedule_1 from the schedule drop-down list.

3) Select Deny as Rule.

4) Leave the status as Enabled as click Save.

6. Select Enable Internet Access Control to enable Access Control function.

7. Select Allow the packets not specified by any filtering rules to pass-through this device as the default filter policy and click Save.

Now the specific host(s) cannot visit the target(s) within the scheduled time period while other websites will still be accessible and other hosts will not be affected.

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