buttons. When the Turn on Access Control check box is cleared, all devices are
allowed to connect, even if a device is in the list of blocked devices.
7. Click the Apply button.
Your settings are saved.
8. Select an access rule for new devices:
• Allow all new devices to connect. With this setting, if you add a new device, it
can access your network. You do not need to enter its MAC address on this page.
We recommend that you leave this radio button selected.
•Block all new devices from connecting. With this setting, if you add a new device,
before it can access your network, you must enter its MAC address in the allowed
list. For more information, see Manage network access control lists on page 82.
The access rule does not affect previously blocked or allowed devices. It applies
only to devices joining your network in the future after you apply these settings.
9. To manage access for currently connected computers and devices, do the following:
a. If you blocked all new devices, you can allow the computer or device that you
are currently using to continue to access the network. Select the check box next
to your computer or device in the table, and click the Allow button.
b. To change the allow or block settings for other computers and devices, select
the check box next to the computer or device in the table, and click either the
Allow button or the Block button.
10. Click the Apply button.
Your settings are saved.
Manage network access control lists
You can use access control to block or allow device access to your network. An access
control list (ACL) functions with the MAC addresses of wired and mobile devices that
can either access your entire network or are blocked from accessing your entire network.
The access point/router can detect the MAC addresses of devices that are connected
to the network and list the MAC addresses of devices that were connected to the 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 a 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 of devices that are connected to the access point/router on the
Access Control page of the local browser interface (see Add or remove a device from
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