The abundance of personal, Internet-enabled mobile devices is a great temptation to employees, who may use the business Internet access for games, social networking and other non-work-related activities. Every network-enabled computer is assigned a unique Media Access Control address that identifies it on a network, and most routers are able to limit wireless access to all devices except those in the list. To restrict wireless Internet access to only a select number of computers, enable MAC filtering on your router.
Locate the MAC Address
Click “Start.” Type “cmd” in the search bar and click the result in the Start Menu.
Type “getmac /v” in the following into the command prompt window. Press the “Enter” key on your keyboard.
Locate the 12-digit hexadecimal MAC address listed after “Wireless Network.” Write down the address.
Turn on MAC Filtering
Open your router’s administration interface page. Open your Web browser and type the address 192.168.1.1 or 192.168.0.1, depending on your router manufacturer.
Log in with your username and password.
Access the wireless MAC filtering configuration page. For Linksys routers, click the “Wireless” tab and click “Wireless MAC Filter.
Type the computer’s MAC address into the text bar. Click “Add” or “Save.” Reboot the router.
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