How to configure MAC Filtering of Archer MR200 (new logo)

Configuration Guide
Updated 06-27-2022 08:58:43 AM 14887
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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.

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. Please refer to How to log into the web-based management interface of Archer MR200? (new logo)

2. Go to Advanced > Wireless > MAC Filtering and enable Wireless MAC Filtering.

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

To block specific device(s)

1) Select Block wireless access from the devices in the list below and click Save.

2) Select the device(s) to be blocked in the Devices Online table.

3) Click Block above the Devices Online table. The selected devices will be added to Devices List automatically.

To allow specific device(s)

1) Select Allow wireless access only from the devices in the list below and click Save.

2) Click Add.

3) Enter the MAC Address (You can copy and paste the MAC Address from Devices Online list if the device is connected to your wireless network).

4) Enter the Description of the device.

5) Select the checkbox to enable this entry, and 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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