How to Block Devices on Your Wi-Fi Network

Block Devices on Your Wifi Network

want to block someone on your Wifi network? Well, this article is for you. There are many reasons to block someone on your Wifi such as someone is using your Wifi without your permission, your network speed is to slow because of multiple devices connected to it. If you find yourself in a situation where you want to block your neighbor, your roommate, your friend or anyone on your Wifi network, keep reading this post and follow the step by step procedure to block anyone on your Wifi router.
The MAC (media access control) filtering can be used to allow or block a number of devices on a Wifi router. In this article, I’ll show you how to block any device on a Wifi network.

Steps to block a device on Wifi network

To block a device from using your Wifi network, follow the step by step process given below
Note: I have tried this process on TP-Link Wifi router, the same procedure needs to be followed for other routers too, but some values and names may vary depending on the manufacturer and firmware version of the router.
Step 1: power on your Wifi router and connect your PC to the router.
Step 2: open any web browser available on your computer (we have used chrome) and type in the address bar of web browser and press the enter button.
Step 3: on the next screen, you should see a login page asking for username and password, enter the username and password for your router and click the login button.

Note: the default username and password for TP-link routers are admin and admin respectively. if you have a different router then refer to your router’s manual to find the default username and password.

Step 4: Once you click the login button, you will be redirected to the admin panel of your router.

Step 5: On the admin dashboard, locate the wireless option mostly appears at the left side of the window.

Step 6: choose the wireless statistics option under the wireless tab. Here you will see a list of devices connected to your Wifi router along with their MAC address (see the picture below).

Step 7: Copy the MAC address of the device you want to block on your Wifi network.

Step 8: Now, go to Wireless MAC Filtering option under the Wireless tab.

Step 9: Now, you need to enable mac filtering to block a device on your Wifi. To do that, click on enable button adjacent to Wireless MAC filtering.

Step 10: Once you enable Wireless MAC filtering, now you need to add the device you want to block on your Wifi network. Click on Add New button appeared at the bottom of the middle-window (ass highlighted in the above picture).
Step 11: On the next screen, paste the mac address of the device you want to block, enter a description, set status as enabled and click the save button to apply changes. Sometimes you may be asked to reboot your device to apply the changes to your router. In that situation, reboot your device to apply changes.

That’s it. You will see that the device has been blocked from your Wifi network. If you want to unblock this device, go with the same procedure and delete this device from Wireless MAC filtering list.

Hopefully, you have understood the process to block devices on your Wifi router. Having trouble in blocking devices on your Wifi network? Please let us know in the comment below.

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