How to add MAC address to you wireless router:

Need to add a new computer to your wireless network? If your wireless router is configured to use MAC (Media Access Control) Filters to allow or deny computers by their MAC addresses from accessing the Network, this instruction will help you add MAC address of your computer to wireless router. However, it does not cover initial device set up and wireless configuration.

Belkin | D-Link | Linksys/Cisco | Netgear



Belkin Wireless Router (F5D8236-4, F6D4230-4/N150)
  • Open a web browser and enter <IP address of your wireless route> (the default IP for most Belkin routers is 192.168.2.1) and press Enter. Click Login button to open the login screen. When the login window appears, enter a password.
  • Select Wireless -> MAC Address Control from the menu on the left.
  • If Allow radio button is enabled proceed to the next step, otherwise, close the web browser window.
  • In the MAC Address field that is blank, type in the MAC address of the wireless computer you want to be able to access the wireless network, then click Add. To find the MAC address on a computer, refer to the How to find MAC address page.
  • Click Apply Changes
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D-Link Gaming Router (DGL-4500)
  • Open a web browser and enter http://<IP address of your wireless router> (the default IP for most D-Link routers is 192.168.0.1) and press Enter. When the login window appears, select Admin from the drop-down menu and then enter your password. Type in the graphical authentication code (if you cannot read it, click Regenerate).
  • Click on Advanced and then click MAC Address Filter.
  • Verify Configure MAC Filtering below setting. If it is set to Turn MAC Filtering On and ALLOW computers listed to access the network proceed to the next step, otherwise, close the web browser window.
  • Enter the MAC address of your computer into the MAC address field and click Add. To find the MAC address on a computer, refer to the How to find MAC address page.
  • Click Save Settings.
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D-Link Router (DIR-601, DIR-615, DIR-625, DIR-628, DIR-632, DIR-655, DIR-815, DIR-825, WBR-2310)
  • Open a web browser and enter http://<IP address of your wireless router> (the default IP for most D-Link routers is 192.168.0.1) and press Enter. When the login window appears, Select Admin from the drop-down menu and then enter your password. For WBR-2310 - enter the user name and your password.
  • Click on Advanced and then click Network Filter.
  • Verify Configure MAC Filtering below setting. If it is set to Turn MAC Filtering On and ALLOW computers listed to access the network proceed to the next step, otherwise, close the web browser window.
  • Enter the MAC address of your computer into the first empty MAC Address field or the first MAC Address field containing all zeroes (00:00:00:00:00:00 or 00-00-00-00-00-00). To find the MAC address on a computer, refer to the How to find MAC address page.
  • Click Save Settings.
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Linksys/Cisco Wireless Router (E1000, E2000, E3000, WRT120N, WRT160N, WRT3210N, WRT400N)
  • Open a web browser and enter http://<IP address of your wireless router> (the default IP for most Linksys routers is 192.168.1.1) and press Enter. When the login window appears, enter a password in the Password field (the default password is admin) and leave the User name field blank.
  • Select Wireless then Wireless MAC Filter.
  • If Wireless MAC Filter is Enabled proceed to the next step, otherwise, close the web browser window.
  • If Permit PCs listed below to access the wireless network setting is enabled proceed to the next step.
  • Enter the MAC address of your computer into the first MAC field containing all zeroes (00:00:00:00:00:00). To find the MAC address on a computer, refer to the How to find MAC address page.
  • Click Save Settings to apply your changes.
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Linksys/Cisco Wireless Router (WRT54G, WRT54G2, WRT54GL, WRT54GS2)
  • Open a web browser and enter http://<IP address of your wireless router> (the default IP for most Linksys routers is 192.168.1.1) and press Enter. When the login window appears, enter a password in the Password field (the default password is admin) and leave the User name field blank.
  • Select Wireless then Wireless MAC Filter.
  • If Wireless MAC Filter is Enabled proceed to the next step, otherwise, close the web browser window.
  • If Permit only or Permit only PCs listed to the wireless network setting is enabled proceed to the next step, otherwise, close the web browser window.
  • Click Edit MAC Filter List to open the MAC Address Filter List screen.
  • Enter the MAC address of your computer into the first empty MAC field. To find the MAC address on a computer, refer to the How to find MAC address page.
  • Click Save Settings at the bottom of the MAC Address Filter List screen, and then on the Wireless MAC Filter screen to apply your changes.
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Netgear Wireless Router (WNDR3700)
  • Open a web browser and enter http://<IP address of your wireless router> (the default IP for most Netgear routers is 192.168.1.1) and press Enter. When the login window appears, enter admin for the router user name and your password (the default password is password).
  • From the main menu, select Wireless Settings, and then click Setup Access List to display the Wireless Card Access List screen.
  • If Turn Access Control On is select, proceed to the next step, otherwise, close the web browser window.
  • Click Add to add a wireless device to the wireless access control list. The Wireless Card Access Setup screen opens and displays a list of currently active wireless cards and their Ethernet MAC addresses.
  • Use the Add button to enter the MAC address of the device to be added, you can also type a descriptive name for the computer that you are adding. To find the MAC address on a computer, refer to the How to find MAC address page.
  • Click Add, and then click Apply to save these settings.
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