Brief Guide to Enable MAC Filtering on Amped WiFi Extender
Amped WiFi extenders have a good hold in the market due to their promising features and excellent performance. All Amped extender models are equipped with MIMO technology that lets users access a high-speed internet connection on numerous devices. That is why some people setup Amped wireless SR10000 and some prefer installing an Amped AC750 extender. The best feature offered by Amped range extenders is MAC filtering which allows users to restrict WiFi leeches from accessing their WiFi. If you also own an Amped extender, then you should enable MAC filtering on it.
Wondering about the process of enabling the MAC filtering feature on your Amped device? Well, you need not worry about that. Here, we have compiled the steps to enable MAC filtering on your range extender. But, before having a glance at the steps, know why you should enable it and how it works.
Why You Should Enable MAC Filtering?
WiFi bandits; popularly known as WiFi leeches are everywhere. They steal others’ internet connections and eat up their network’s maximum bandwidth depriving owners of using their devices to the maximum level. If you don’t want to be that victim owner, consider taking the advantage of the MAC filtering feature.
The MAC filtering feature enables the Amped extender owner to block unauthorized users with the help of their device’s MAC address. MAC (Media Access Control) address is a hardware identifier in the network. It means the MAC address helps to identify the device that is present in the network and is generally represented with a hexadecimal number in which every two digits are separated by a colon or hyphen. Thus, you can easily block the device from accessing your Amped extender once its MAC address is identified.
Moving on, let’s have a walk through the steps briefing the process of enabling MAC filtering on your Amped range extender.
Steps to Enable MAC Filtering on Amped Extender
- First of all, place your Amped range extender into the room where your host router sits.
- Now, consider plugging your Amped device into a working power socket and setting the power button to the ON position.
- Thereafter, get access to an Ethernet cable having faster data transmission speeds.
- Create a firm connection between your Amped device and router using the Ethernet source.
- Switch on your PC or laptop.
- Run Apple Safari, Google Chrome, or a similar internet browser.
- Navigate to the URL field and visit setup.ampedwireless.com.
- You will reach the Amped login window.
- Here, enter the login username and password you’ve assigned to your Amped range extender.
- Click Login to continue.
- The web-based configuration menu of your Amped range extender will appear.
- Thenceforth, go to the WiFi Settings of the frequency band for which you want to enable MAC filtering.
- Select the User Access Control option.
- On the next window, select the Allow Listed or Block Listed option.
- Enter the MAC address of the device you want to allow or block in the MAC address field.
- Add Comment and click the Apply button to terminate the process.
And, with that, you have successfully enabled MAC filtering on your Amped range extender. In case you come across any hurdles during the process, taking the help of the points outlined in the next section will surely be of some use.
Can’t Enable MAC Filtering on Extender?
- There should be no fluctuation in the power being supplied to your Amped extender, host router, and PC throughout the process.
- You cannot use a worn-out Ethernet cable for the purpose of creating a connection between your WiFi devices. Besides, the option of using a wireless source is also available to make things easy for you.
- The PC used to enable MAC filtering on the Amped range extender is supposed to be free of viruses and malware.
- Unnecessary capitalization of characters in the username and password of the Amped range extender is omitted due to their case-sensitive nature. Cross-check them before clicking Login.
- Always use an up-to-date internet browser to enable the MAC filtering feature on your Amped device. The process will become much smoother if the browser’s cache, cookies, and search history are also cleared.
That’s all about how to enable MAC filtering on your Amped extender. Hopefully, the steps discussed above will help you block unauthorized users from accessing your Amped device. In case, you are still facing issues with the process, consider contacting our experts right away.