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How to use and configure the Access Control feature of your Linksys RE6250 and RE6350

Access Control enables you to allow or prevent wireless devices to connect to the Linksys RE6250 AC750 Wi-Fi Range Extender and Linksys RE6350 AC1200 Wi-Fi Range Extender networks.

This article will give you instructions on how to use and configure the Access Control feature of your range extender.
 
Step 1:
Access your range extender's web-based setup page.  To know how, click here.
 
Step 2:
Under Wireless click Access Control.

Step 3:
You may now configure the Access Control feature of your range extender.
 
User-added image
 
Access Mode:
  • Allow - Only devices on the Access Control List will have access to the wireless network.
  • Deny - Devices on the Access Control List will not have access to the wireless network.
Add a Device:

To allow or prevent a wireless device to connect to the range extender, you can either select a Wireless Client or enter a MAC Address.
  • Wireless Client - Displays computers and other devices currently on the wireless network.  Select a client from the drop-down list and click Save.
  • MAC Address - Manually enter a MAC Address and click Save.
NOTE:  After selecting a Wireless Client or entering a MAC Address, make sure to click Save next to the field before clicking the Save button.
 
Access Control List:
  • Displays all the MAC Addresses that you have added.
  • Click Edit to edit the MAC Address of the client.  The edited MAC Address will show in the MAC Address field.  If you want to remove a MAC Address item from the list, click Remove.
Step 4:
Click User-added image to apply the changes.

 
NOTE:  If you set up MAC Address Filtering on your range extender, you must also set up MAC Filtering on your existing wireless router.  Otherwise, you are only allowing or preventing clients to connect to the range extender.  Configuring the MAC Filtering 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.


Related Articles:


Finding the MAC address of your Linksys RE6250 and RE6350 for Wireless MAC Filtering
Configuring wireless MAC Filter using your Linksys cloud account
Configuring the MAC Filter feature of the Linksys Smart Wi-Fi Router using the local access interface


 

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