How to Disconnect an Attached Device from a Netgear Router

Model Wpn824 We have had this for about 4 years with no issues. Internet provider is cable. Nothing has moved or disconnected. About a month ago I had to change the security setting on my Netgear, because of an unwanted user in the area was picking up my signal. I changed to the WPA-PSK [TKIP] setting and put the password in and my children were able to connect to the internet on their own computer in their rooms. Now all of a sudden they both cannot get onto there computers even though, it says "strong signal", but they cannot get on. They did put the password in, but they still can't get on. NOTE: When I go to attached devices, my son's Ipod shows up, but he cannot get on the internet. I read elsewhere where it says to turn off/unplug the modem and Netgear, but will I have to reset everything again and will this resolve the issue? OR Do you have another suggestion? I am not that computer savvy, so easy directions will be greatly appreciated.

  • Morry

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  • 2 years ago

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Remove Attached Devices from Netgear Router -

Mostly of the networks must require to disconnect an attached device only when you configuring the router. In computer networking device Netgear routers keep a track of all devices which are connected to a router at any given time.

If sometimes it gets common to all devices as attached is malfunctioning and unable to disconnect with its own accord. Users may use the management utility which was built on a Netgear router that can easily which can easily recognize your attached device that enables for disconnecting and commands your Netgear router to disconnect the device.

  1. Firstly take an Ethernet cable

    That able to connect your computer with a LAN port on the netgear router.
  2. Netgear router management utility

    Now launch the new web browser into your computer. Then navigate your Netgear's router management utility. This utility will indicates in the manual and also it is based on model of the netgear router such as navigate for a Netgear router WPN824.
  3. Username and Password

    Then this will asks username as well as password promptly to login it. Type as default credentials as admin for username and the password for password field.
  4. Medium access control [ MAC ]

    Now finally you have to identify the MAC (medium access control) address which helps to disconnect devices that are listed as attached devices. For instance WPN824 click to attached devices which is available at the left side of the web page. Thus identify your device with the help of Device name and then make a note for MAC address from the given line in the list.
  5. Configure your Netgear router

    For the future purpose configure your Netgear router for stop providing service of the device. At the sidebar click Block Services and under block services choose block and hit enter MAC address and the click to apply.
  6. Restart your Netgear router

    Then restart your Netgear router and get power down it. After rebooting your device it takes no longer to attach your router.
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  •  2 years ago