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Title: Enabling Filter Multicast on a Linksys router

Article ID: 17372


Multicast is a feature on your Linksys router frequently used for multiple transmissions of multimedia and streaming data to specific recipients at the same time.  This feature is enabled by default.  If you want to block multicasting, you need to enable the Filter Multicast option to allow a single transmission to simultaneously reach specific recipients within your local network.

Filter Multicast is a security feature available on your Linksys router that allows you to sort out selective multiple transmissions for devices connected on the network.

This article will guide you on how to enable Filter Multicast on a Linksys router using:

Linksys Smart Wi-Fi Account
Classic web-based setup page

Linksys Smart Wi-Fi Account

Step 1:
Access your Linksys Smart Wi-Fi Account.  To learn how, click here.

Step 2:
On the Linksys Smart Wi-Fi homepage, click the Security  tool.  The Filter Multicast option is available under the Internet Filter section.
 


NOTE: 
  Filter Multicast checkbox is not ON by default.  If you want to enable this feature, tick Filter Multicast checkbox, click Apply, and then Ok to save settings.

Classic web-based setup page

Step 1:
Access the web-based setup page of your Linksys router.  To learn how, click here for Windows computers.  For Mac® computers, click here.

Step 2:
Once the page is up, click the Security tab.  The Filter Multicast option is available under the Internet Filter section.


NOTE:  Filter Multicast checkbox is not ON by default.  If you want to enable this feature, tick Filter Multicast checkbox and click Save Settings.

You should have successfully enabled the Filter Multicast feature of your router.

Maximizing your device

The Linksys Smart Wi-Fi router offers more ways of securing your network.  It does not only allow you to secure your network from computer users but also from other wireless devices.  If you want to know more, click here.

 

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