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How To Allow Only Selected Device To Use Your Wifi Network

Having an open wireless network can be a security risk as it may allow anyone who is close enough to your router (e.g. a neighbour) access your network. Even if we have secured our Wi-Fi using password, Today almost 3 out of 5 person is having their personal wifi network at their home and other places like on work places and all other. And today there are many which always tries to use others wifi networks, by cracking their key or by any other method. So we have a cool trick by which you can only allow our personal device to connect to your wifi network. 




With this method, it will be easy for you to allow personal devices to connect to the given wifi network and prevent other devices to get connected to the Wifi network even though it has been accessed using the correct password. All you have to do is follow the given steps and proceed.

Steps To Allow Selected Devices To Get Connect On WiFi:

  • Connect your PC to WiFi network .
  • Afterthat in your Web browser, enter the Router’s IP address,that will be either http://192.168.0.1 or http://192.168.1.1 by default or you can get it by entering ipconfig command in CMD.
  • Now enter the username and password of your router (default = "admin").
  • Now there in router settings go to Advanced > Wireless Settings.
  • Now there click on Setup Access List to open the Wireless Card Access List.
  • Now click on add button to add the device to connect with WiFi.
  • Now you have to enter the MAC address and name of device that you want to allow on that network.
  • You can get the MAC address of your Android in About Phone in Settings. And in PC you can find it in by entering ipconfig /all in CMD and note down the Physical address.
  • Check the Turn Access Control on.
  • You are done. Now only the selected device will access or connect to your wifi network
    Note:- If your PC is connected to the router with a wire, then you must add mac addresses from that PC. Because sometimes when you enable mac filter in your router, your laptop/phone disconnect from WiFi before adding mac address. Or you can enable mac filter after inserting all mac addresses.