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Parental controls asking for Device Name and Mac Address?

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Trying to set up parental control's on the router and after finding the part of the modem where i need to add the controls its asking me for device name and mac address.

My questions

Where do i find this info?

Do i need it for there Ipads and laptop?



Hi @Yianni,


We'd love to help.


I'd like to know what modem/router you're using to setup a Parental Control?


Device name and Mac Addresses can usually be found on the actual device that you're trying to control.
Usually, these information can be found on Device Status ( depends on device/s that you have )


Ex, Android (Version 6.0.1 -  Marshmallow)


Go to Settings > About Device > Status > ( Wi-Fi Mac address )



We have 2 ways of setting up the Parental Control ( depends on your modem/router feature )


1. MAC address filtering allows you to define a list of devices and only allow those devices on your Wi-Fi network.


2. URL filtering allows you to control access to Internet websites by permitting or denying access to specific websites based on information contained in an URL list. You can maintain a local URL list on the router, and you can use URL lists stored on Websense or Secure Computing URL filter list servers.



Hope this help.