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3 steps to set up Mac filters on your wireless router

3 steps to set up Mac filters on your wireless router

By  Evelyn Garcia 2019-06-15 6397 0

If you set up a Mac Filter on your wireless router, you are limiting access rights to your home network. This practical tip will show you how to define a filter for a so-called Media Access Control address.

Setting up a Mac address filter for the Fritz!Box

1.Enter "" in the address bar of your browser. Then enter your password.

2.Click on [Radio network] in the menu bar on the left.

3.In the main window you can now see the devices that are connected to the Fritz!Box (see picture). Below select the option "Restrict WLAN access to known devices" and [Apply].

Setting up a Mac address filter for the Fritz!Box

4.Thus the access to your WLAN network is limited to the already connected devices. If you want to add further devices, click on [Add WLAN device]. Here you have to enter the Mac address of the new device.

Mac filter on a Speedport router

If you have a router of the German Telekom (Speedport) proceed as follows.

1.Enter "speedport.ip" or "" in the address bar of your browser. Then log in with your password and confirm with [OK].

2.Click on [Security] in the menu bar on the left and select [Mac Filtering].

3.Click [Operating Status] and change the setting to "On". Then confirm the setting with [Save].

4.You can add new devices via [PCs Apply & Share]. For this you need the respective Mac address.

add new devices via [PCs Apply & Share]

To find out the Mac address

To add new devices, you need the Mac address of the PC or mobile device. This consists of six groups of two numbers and letters (hexadecimal) such as: 00-13-02-AF-B6-1C

1.For most mobile devices (smartphones, tablets, ebook readers), you can find the Mac address in the WLAN settings.

2.For Windows PCs from Windows 2000, press [Win]+[R] and enter "cmd". A DOS window will open. Enter "ipconfig /all" here. Under "Wireless LAN Adapter Wireless Connection" you will find the Mac address under the "Physical Address".

the Physical Address

3.For Mac OS X, open [System Preferences] and click [Network] in the Internet & Network section. Here you select the airport card and can read the Mac address under Airport.


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