How To Add A Mac Address To Linksys Router

how to add a mac address to linksys router

Each network device having a network card is assigned a MAC (Media Access Control) address, a 12 digit number. With this number, you can add or block the devices connected to a router. When you try to connect a device to a router’s network and if it fails due to some device problem, you can add the device’s MAC address on the router and allow the device to access the router network. Continue to read to learn how to add a MAC address to Linksys router.

Using the web console:

  • Turn on the Linksys router and connect a computer to the router.
  • After connecting, launch a web browser window on the computer.
  • Enter the router’s IP address in the address bar and press Enter.
  • Next, the router’s login page opens up. Now, enter the username and password to log in to the router’s setup page.
  • When the router’s configuration page shows up, click the Troubleshooting menu.
  • After that, select the DHCP client table menu where you can view the list of devices that are connected to the wireless router’s network.
  • Now on following how to add a Mac address to Linksys router guide, click the Wireless option on the left side panel and go to the MAC Filtering tab.
  • You can find two options. Select Allow access for only the listed MAC addresses to permit the devices to connect to the router network.
  • If you want to block the devices, choose the Deny access for the listed MAC addresses option.
  • Next, click the Add MAC Address button to add the MAC addresses on the router successfully.
  • Before you add the MAC address to the router, you have to note the MAC address of the devices you want to add to the router.
  • Navigate down the page and select Save to save the changes.

Using Linksys Connect to enable MAC Filter:

  • Under All Programs, open the Linksys Connect application.
  • Click Router Settings and then select the Advanced settings link in the Other options division.
  • Now, the Username and Password appear in the window. Copy the password and continue.
  • Next, click the Wireless tab and select Wireless MAC Filter.
  • Select Enabled and below that, choose Permit to allow devices or else choose Prevent to block the devices.
  • While using how to add a Mac address to Linksys router steps, From the client devices list, select the device MAC address you want to add and click Add.

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