Wireless MAC Filtering Help and how to configure MAC address filter on TP Link wireless router

The Wireless MAC Address Filtering feature allows you to control the wireless stations accessing the AP, which depend on the station’s MAC addresses.

  • MAC Address – The wireless station’s MAC address that you want to apply the filtering rules to.
  • Status – The status of this entry , either Enabled or Disabled.
  • Description – A simple description of the wireless station.
  • Modify – Here you can modify or delete an existing rule.

To disable the Wireless MAC Address Filters feature, keep the default setting, Disable.

To set up an entry, click Enable, and follow these instructions:
First, you must decide whether the specified wireless stations can or cannot access the AP. If you desire that the specified wireless stations can access the AP, please select the radio button Allow the stations specified by any enabled entries in the list to access, otherwise, select the radio button Deny the stations specified by any enabled entries in the list to access.

To Add a Wireless MAC Address filtering entry, clicking the Add New… button, and following these instructions:

  1. Enter the appropriate MAC Address into the MAC Address field. The format of the MAC Address is XX-XX-XX-XX-XX-XX (X is any hexadecimal digit). For example, 00-0A-EB-B0-00-0B.
  2. Enter a simple description of the wireless station in the Description field. For example, Wireless station A.
  3. Status – Select Enabled or Disabled for this entry on the Status pull-down list.
  4. Click the Save button to save this entry.

To add another entries, repeat steps 1~4.

To modify or delete an existing entry:

  1. Click the Modify or Delete button in the modify column in the MAC Address Filtering Table.
  2. Enter the value as desired in the Add or Modify Wireless MAC Address Filtering entry page, and click the Save button.

You can click the Enable All button to make all the Entries enabled, click the Disable All button to make all the Entries disabled, click the Delete All button to delete all the entries.

Click the Next button to go to the next page and click the Previous button to return to the previous page.

Note: If you enable the function and select the Allow the stations specified by any enabled entries in the list to access for Filtering Rules, and there are not any enable entries in the list, thus, no wireless stations can access the AP.

How to configure Wireless MAC address filter on wireless router?

User Application RequirementUpdated 04-18-2019 01:47:05 AM

357129This Article Applies to:Step 1Open the web browser and type http://tplinkwifi.net or IP address in the address bar (default is or Press Enter. The username and password are both “admin”.

Step 2Go to IP & MAC Binding->ARP List page, you can find the MAC address of the all the devices which are connected to the router.

Step 3Go to Wireless->Wireless MAC Filtering page, click the Add New button.

Step 4Type in the MAC address you want to allow or deny to access the router, and give a description for this item. The status should be Enabled and at last, click the Save button.

 You need add items in this way one by one. Step 5At last, about the Filtering Rules, please choose Allow/Deny and Enable the Wireless MAC Filtering function.                                               

Get to know more details of each function and configuration please go toDownload Center to download the manual of your product.

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