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Series 3: What is the setup procedure for establishing MAC address filtering on my CradlePoint router?

Series 3: How to configure MAC Address Filtering on a CradlePoint router

Note: On Series 3 routers, MAC Address Filtering only applies to devices connected via wireless (WiFi).

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This article was written based on firmware version 5.0.0.


  • Restrict wireless devices access (allow specific wireless devices to connect to the routers Wi-Fi network).


Desire to enhance wireless (Wi-Fi) network security.


  1. Log into the routers administration page (login instructions).
  2. Click the Network Settings tab.                                                                                                         User-added image
  3. Select MAC Filter from the drop-down menu.                                                                                 User-added image
  4. In the Filter Configuration section place a check mark next to Enable.                                      User-added image
  5. Select Whitelist or Blacklist.
    • WHITELIST:  only allow those computers listed to connect to the network.
    • BLACKLIST:  Do not allow those devices listed to connect to the network.
  6. WHITELIST is demonstrated here.  Setting up the BLACKLIST option is the same steps.   User-added image
  7. Click the  Add button.                                                                                                                           User-added image
  8. In the pop-up window, enter the MAC Address of the device you would like to create a rule for in the MAC Address box. [Always begin with the device you are using to configure the CradlePoint router]                           User-added image
  9. Click the Submit button.                                                                                 User-added image
  10. The address will now be populated in to the MAC Filter List.                                                     User-added image
  11. Repeat these steps for all devices that you would like to either ALLOW access to your network or DENY access to your network corresponding to the rule selected in step 5.

Category: Cradlepoint Series 3

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