Multicast is a feature on your Linksys router frequently used for multiple transmissions of multimedia and streaming data to specific recipients at the same time. This feature is enabled by default. If you want to block multicasting, you need to enable the Filter Multicast option to allow a single transmission to simultaneously reach specific recipients within your local network.
Filter Multicast is a security feature available on your Linksys router that allows you to sort out selective multiple transmissions for devices connected on the network.
This article will guide you on how to enable Filter Multicast on a Linksys router using:
Access your Linksys Smart Wi-Fi Account. To learn how, click here.
On the Linksys Smart Wi-Fi homepage, click the Security tool. The Filter Multicast option is available under the Internet Filter section.
NOTE: Filter Multicast checkbox is not ON by default. If you want to enable this feature, tick Filter Multicast checkbox, click Apply, and then Ok to save settings.
Once the page is up, click the Security tab. The Filter Multicast option is available under the Internet Filter section.
NOTE: Filter Multicast checkbox is not ON by default. If you want to enable this feature, tick Filter Multicast checkbox and click Save Settings.
You should have successfully enabled the Filter Multicast feature of your router.
Maximizing your device
The Linksys Smart Wi-Fi router offers more ways of securing your network. It does not only allow you to secure your network from computer users but also from other wireless devices. If you want to know more, click here.
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