This article provides steps on how to access and set up Media Access Control (MAC) Address Filtering on the WiFi@Home SMC Device.

MAC filtering provides an added layer of security to help keep out unwanted users on your network.

It is very important to understand that once this feature is activated, other wireless devices not on the Wireless Access List should not be able to connect to the modem/router. If there are plans to have visitors over that would need to connect wirelessly, and/or plans to add other wireless devices in the near future, this feature may not be something to activate.

How to Access and Set Up MAC Filtering on the WiFi@Home SMC Device:

Access the WiFi@Home SMC Device Login Screen

  • Open Internet Explorer or an equivalent web browser
  • In the address bar type in
  • Press Enter
Login to the Device

  • Username: cusadmin
  • Password: password
  • Click Login
Access the MAC Filtering Screen

  • On the left-hand side, click Wireless
  • Underneath Wireless, click MAC Filtering

  • Result: This will display the MAC Filtering screen

  • Under Auto Learned Wireless Devices, click the radio buttons for the computers that should be tied to the network, then click Add
  • If a device does not show in Auto Learned Devices, you will need to find and add the device name of the computer and MAC address of the Wireless device and add manually
  • Click the radio button next to Trusted PC's Only
  • Click Apply to commit changes
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