The Easiest Way to Enable Access Control on Amped Extender
Some people don’t want to invest in WiFi devices. They either look for free WiFi or break the security of weaker networks. That is why they are referred to as WiFi leeches. WiFi leeches can be anyone from your acquaintance or even a stranger. But, that’s not important. The pivotal thing is that they are using your WiFi without permission. To prevent such things from happening, Amped WiFi extenders facilitate their users with the Access Control feature. It means once they enable Access Control on their extenders, unauthorized users won’t be able to steal their WiFi. Still no idea? Read on.
Why Enable Access Control on Amped Extender?
You might be familiar with the fact that you can secure your Amped extender by changing the admin password. But, changing the extender’s credentials has become an outdated line of defense. What if the unauthorized user utilizes a third-party app to breach the security of your WiFi network? So, altering the admin password, SSID, and WiFi password are just a few steps to keep your Amped extender safe from WiFi bandits. Wise people prefer enabling Access Control on their Amped range extenders.
By enabling this feature, they restrict a specific user from accessing their Amped wireless extender. Activating the Access Control on the extender is considered a stepping stone in preventing the Amped extender from WiFi leeches. Thus, to ban an unauthorized user from accessing your Amped device once and for all, enable Access Control by blocking their MAC address.
Now, let us dive deep to know the guidelines to enable Access Control on Amped wireless range extender.
Steps to Enable Access Control
I. Connect Extender to Router
Let’s start the process of enabling Access Control by creating a connection between your Amped range extender and the main router. For a stable connection, you need to select the same room to place your WiFi devices. Despite being in the same room, your Amped extender must not be too close to the main router. We don’t want the WiFi signals of your devices to get involved in a conflict.
Quick Tip: You can also consider establishing a wired connection between your Amped extender and the main router. The condition you need to fulfill is that the Ethernet cable in use must be damage-free.
II. Get Access to a Laptop
Established a steady connection between your WiFi devices? Good! Now, get hold of a laptop. In case you don’t own a laptop, use a PC to enable Access Control. Ensure that the device you are using is not running on an outdated OS.
Apart from being updated, your PC or laptop must not be infected with viruses. These viruses tend to infect your whole home network. Thus, get rid of them before you proceed further.
III. Visit setup.ampedwireless.com
Now, load a web browser that you use most often and move the mouse pointer to the location (address) field. If we say address field, it means the search bar is strictly prohibited. Type setup.ampedwireless.com and press Enter.
The Amped login page will appear prompting you to fill in the extender’s admin details. On the off chance, you are unable to see the Amped extender login window, use the IP address. The IP address varies from model to model. If you are an owner of Amped SR10000 extender, no user guide other than Amped wireless SR10000 manual can help you with its IP address. In case you lost the manual, turn out to our experts for quick assistance.
IV. Enable Access Control
On the Amped login page, type in the username and password you’ve assigned to your device during the initial setup process and log in to it. The dashboard containing various settings of your Amped extender will appear.
Click More Settings on the web menu and navigate to the 2.4GHz or 5GHz WiFi Settings. Thereafter, move to the Use Access option and select it. The User Access Control window will welcome you. Select the Block Listed option from the Wireless Access Control Mode menu and enter the MAC address of the devices you want to block. Lastly, add a comment and hit the Apply button. Within a few moments, the changes you have made to your Amped extender will get reflected.
In this manner, you can enable Access Control on the Amped extender. Now, you need not worry about the WiFi leeches you have blocked.
Now, we are wrapping up our guide to enable Access Control on the Amped extender. Hopefully, the guidelines outlined above will help you get success in the process of enabling the Access Control feature. In case you feel stuck at any point, our experts are on their toes to help you. All you need to do is contact them.