Do you want to block unwanted WiFi users in your PLDT Home Fibr network? We’re here to teach you how to block a WiFi user in PLDT Home Fibr with just a few easy steps. This tutorial will come in handy if you discover your neighbors leeching your WiFi without your permission and you want to stop them from doing that.
If you have a PLDT Home Fibr connection, preventing strangers and neighbors from accessing your network is often as simple as implementing a strong WiFi password. But if you don’t want to change your password, you can just blacklist them from your network so that they will no longer have access to your Internet. So even if they know your WiFi password, they won’t be able to connect to your WiFi.
Blocking a WiFi user in PLDT Home Fibr involves blacklisting the MAC address of the user’s device. The MAC address or media access control address is a unique identifier assigned to each device in the network. MAC addresses cannot be changed so the act of blocking it from your network is permanent. You need to be careful when blacklisting a MAC address so that you don’t accidentally block your own devices (or those in your household).
How to Determine Your Device’s MAC Address
Here’s how to know your device’s MAC address so you don’t accidentally block it:
- Android – Open Settings and go to About Phone and then Status. Look for the “Wi-Fi MAC Address.”
- iOS – Go to Settings and then General and About. Look for the “Wi-Fi Address.”
- Windows – Open Settings (type Windows + I) and go to Network & Internet > WiFi > Hardware Properties. Look for the “Physical address (MAC).”
How to Block a Device in PLDT Home Fibr
To block a WiFi user in PLDT Home Fibr, first you have to login to the admin dashboard at 192.168.1.1. The default username for most routers is admin and the password is admin or 1234.
If you can’t login using the above username and password, check out this article to know the default login credentials for your specific router.
Next is to determine the MAC address of the device you want to block. On the PLDT admin dashboard, click “Wireless Status” on the left menu, and then navigate to “WIFI Clients List.” You can now see a list of connected devices and their respective MAC addresses. Copy or list down the MAC address of the unwanted device.
You can also go to “Lan Status” and “DHCP Clients List” to view the MAC addresses of devices connected to your network.
After copying or listing down the MAC addresses of the offending devices, click “Security” on the upper menu and then navigate to “Firewall” and “Firewall Control.”
Select the “Enable” radio button and click “Apply.”
Click “MAC Filtering” on the left menu. Choose “Enable” for MAC Filtering Enable and select “Black List” for MAC Filtering. Click “Apply.”
Next, click “Add.”
Enter the MAC address of the device to be blocked, and select “Enable.” Click “Apply.”
You can also block a WiFi user in PLDT Home Fibr by enabling DHCP filtering. DHCP stands for Dynamic Host Configuration Protocol wherein a DHCP server provides an IP address to each device in the network. Blacklisting a device’s MAC address through DHCP filtering prevents it from obtaining an IP address that is needed to connect to the network.
Go to “DHCP Filtering” and select “Enable” for DHCP Filtering Enable as well as “Black List” for DHCP Filtering. Click “Apply.”
Click “Add” and enter the MAC address. Click “Apply.”
That’s it! You have blocked and disconnected a WiFi user in PLDT Home Fibr. You can block as many devices as you want. The blocked devices are listed in the MAC Filtering and DHCP Filtering sections where you can add or remove devices anytime. Make sure that you don’t block your own or your household’s devices.
How to Block a User in PLDT Home Fibr with Google Wifi
If your PLDT Home Fibr has Google Wifi mesh routers, you can block devices using the Google Wifi app instead. You don’t have to login to the PLDT admin dashboard.
Open the Google Wifi app and go to Family Wi-Fi. Tap “Devices” to view the devices that are connected to your WiFi. Tap the pause button on the right to block or pause the device.
What’s great about Google Wifi is that you can set the amount of time to block or limit a device. You can also schedule when you want the device to be paused. This is particularly useful if you want to stop your kids from using the Internet at night, for example.
Did This Help You?
We hope that this short tutorial helped in your bid to stop neighbors and strangers from accessing your Internet. We know how annoying and frustrating it is to discover that your neighbors are using your WiFi connection without your permission. If you have additional questions about how to block a WiFi user in PLDT Home Fibr, let us know by commenting below.