Would you like to learn how to block devices on the TP-LINK TL-WA850R wireless repeater? In this tutorial, we are going to configure the access-list feature to block a MAC address on the TL-WA850R wireless repeater.

• TP-LINK TL-WA850R - Version 6.0

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TL-WA850R - Blocking a MAC Address

Open your browser and enter the IP address of your wireless router.

In our example, the following URL was entered in the Browser:


The TL-WA850R web interface should be presented.

On the login screen, enter the management password.

TL-WA850R - Login

Access the Advanced tab on the top of the screen.

ARCHER C6 - Advanced menu

Access the SYSTEM TOOLS menu and select the TIME SETTINGS option.

Archer ac1200 NTP Configuration

Make sure your wireless repeater has the correct time before proceeding.

TL-WA850R - Time Configuration

Access the ADVANCED SETTINGS menu and select the ACCESS CONTROL option.

TP-LINK Repeater - Access control

On the Access-control screen, perform the following configuration:

• Access control - Yes.
• Access Mode - Blacklist.

Click on the Save button.

Archer ac1200 Access list blacklist

On the bottom of the screen, click on the Add button and enter the following configuration.

• Device name - Enter an identification.
• MAC address - Enter the MAC address to be blocked.
• Effective time - Cannot access at any time.

Click on the Ok button.

TP-LINK Repeater - Block mac address

Congratulations, you have blocked a MAC address on the TL-WA850R.