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Controlling wireless access on the TG582n

Controlling wireless access on the TG582n

Controlling wireless access on the TG582n

The Plusnet Wireless router for Broadband and Fibre provides wireless access control. This includes; preventing new devices from connecting, registration of individual devices and controlling if existing devices are permitted on wireless.

Control if new devices can connect

You can change if new devices are prevented from connecting, if devices are permitted via registration or return to the default setting of permitting an wireless device the router is not already aware of (or has been deleted from the router) provided it has the wireless key, by following these steps.
From the Home screen, select the "Home Network" link on the left.
TG582n Home screen
In the center, select the link starting "WLAN" that has the name of your current wireless network within it.
TG582n Wireless name
Select "Configure" from the top right corner of the page.
TG582n Wireless configure link
From the "Allow New Devices" dropdown, select the most appropriate option for your needs.

  • New actions are allowed (automatic)
    This is the default and will allow any new device that has the correct wireless key to join.
  • New stations are allowed (via registration)
    Only existing devices the router knows about will be allowed to connect. You can place the router into temporary registration mode (see below) to permit a device to join.
  • New stations are not allowed
    Only existing devices the router knows about will be allowed to connect. You would need to change this setting to another value in the future to allow any new connections.

Select the Apply button to ensure your preference is saved
TG582n Apple mac filter

Control if an existing device can connect wirelessly

You can control existing devices that your router knows about, to prevent access via wireless or restore access if you have previously disabled it.
From the Home screen, select the "Home Network" link on the left.
TG582n Home screen
Within the main body under the list of wireless items, click on the name of the device you wish to control access.
TG582n wireless device selection
Select Configure from the top right corner
TG582n wireless client configure link
You can select the access preference of this device by changing the "Allowed on WLAN" setting
TG582n wireless device allow checkbox

  • Checked - This is default and will allow this device to wireless access
  • Unchecked - This will prevent wireless access by this device

Select the Apply button to ensure your preference is saved.

Enable wireless registration mode

When you have set the router to allow new clients using registration mode, you can enabled the registration function with the following instructions.
From home select "Home Network" on the left.
TG582n Home screen
In the sub-menu on the left, select "Devices"
TG582n select wireless devices sub-menu
From the "Pick a task..." section at the base of the page, select "Search for wireless devices"
TG582n pick a task and scan for devices
The router will enter registration mode. Whilst this is occurring, you can scan for the wireless on your new device and enter the key. The router will now store this device and allow future access, unless you change this using the instructions above.
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Hello, when I click the "Allowed on WLAN" setting it is always ticked no matter what I do