Control Access to the Internet
N600 and AC750 WiFi DSL Modem Routers
Set Up a WiFi Access List and Manage WiFi Access
By default, any WiFi device that is configured with the correct SSID is allowed access to your
WiFi network. For increased security, you can restrict access to the WiFi network to allow
only specific WiFi devices based on their MAC addresses.
Set Up and Enable a WiFi Access List
A WiFi access control list (ACL) consists of MAC addresses of WiFi devices that are blocked
from accessing your WiFi network.
Each network device owns a MAC address, which is a unique 12-character physical address,
containing the hexadecimal characters 0–9, a–f, or A–F (uppercase or lowercase) only, and
separated by colons (for example, 00:09:AB:CD:EF:01). Typically, the MAC address is on the
label of the WiFi card or network interface device. If you cannot see the label, you can display
the MAC address using the network configuration utilities of the computer. You might also
find the MAC addresses through the web management interface of the modem router (see
View Devices Currently on the Network on page 169).
If you use a WiFi device to set up a WiFi access list that, add your
WiFi device to the access list; otherwise, you are disconnected
when you click the Apply button. To avoid this situation, use a
computer with a wired connection to access the modem router.
To restrict WiFi access based on MAC addresses:
1. Launch an Internet browser from a computer or WiFi device that is connected to the
2. Type http://www.routerlogin.net.
A login screen displays.
3. Enter the user name and password for the modem router.
The user name is admin. The default password is password. The user name and
password are case-sensitive.
4. Click the OK button.
The BASIC Home screen displays.
5. Select ADVANCED > Advanced Setup > Wireless Settings.
The Advanced Wireless Settings screen displays.
6. Scroll down to the bottom and click the Set Up Access List button.
The Wireless Card Access List screen displays.
7. Click the Add button.