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How to use the Access Control feature on your Linksys WAP1200AC AC1200 Wi-Fi Access Point

The Access Control feature enables you to allow or prevent wireless devices to connect to the Linksys WAP1200AC AC1200 Wi-Fi Access Point.
 
This article will give you instructions on how to use and to configure the Access Control feature of your Linksys WAP1200AC.

NOTE:  The Access Control feature is available on both Access Point and Range Extender mode.
 
Step 1:
Access your Linksys WAP1200AC’s web-based setup page.  To know how, click here.
 
Step 2:
Click Wireless > Access Control.
 
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Access Mode:
  • Allow - Only computers in the MAC Address filter list will have access to the wireless network.
  • Deny - Computers in the MAC Address filter list will not have access to the wireless network.
Add a Device:
  • Wireless Client - Displays computers and other devices currently in the wireless network.  Select a client from the list and click Save.
  • MAC Address - Manually enter a MAC Address and click Save.
NOTE:  After selecting a client or entering a MAC Address, make sure to click Save next to the field.  Then click the Save button at the bottom.
 
Access Control List:
  • Displays all the MAC Addresses that you have added.
  • Click Edit to change the MAC Address client.  The edited MAC Address will show in the MAC Address field.  If you want to remove this item from the list, click Remove.
Step 3:
Click User-added image to apply changes.
 
NOTE:  If you set up MAC Filtering on your Linksys WAP1200AC, you must also set up MAC Filtering on your existing wireless router.  Configuring the MAC Filter on the main wireless router, access point or another extender in your network is necessary to completely allow or prevent clients from connecting to the network.

 

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