Connected devices registration

Another useful feature in Keenetic routers is the ability to register home network devices.

After registering your device, you'll have more flexibility in managing and protecting your home network.

Registration allows you to identify the device based on a description that you can set. Besides, you can assign the permanent IP address to your device, limit the bandwidth, create a schedule, set up port forwarding rules or block Internet access.

By default, all devices connected to the Keenetic appear on the 'Device List' page in the 'Unregistered devices' section. To register, click on the device entry.

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A window showed below will appear. Use the 'Host name' field to change the device's name (for your convenience) or leave it unchanged. Click 'Register' to register the device.

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After that device will appear in the 'Registered devices' list.

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By clicking on the registered device, you will see a window with its settings. Here you can specify a connection policy (for example, block Internet access), set up a work schedule, bandwidth limitation, assign a permanent IP address to your device, add a port forwarding rule, check additional connection info.

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To limit the bandwidth, enable the appropriate option and specify the necessary bandwidth using kbps or Mbps.

NOTE: Important! The bandwidth limit you set will be applied both for incoming and outgoing traffic.

If necessary, you can use bandwidth limitation based on a schedule. 

Detailed information about bandwidth limitation settings you can find in the article: Speed limitation of connected devices

If you want the device to receive a permanent IP address from the router each time it is turned on, enable this option and specify the IP address.

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TIP: Note: If your Keenetic router constantly loses the registration of the mobile device or you see the same device as a new one every time it connects to the router, it is usually because of the function on the mobile device, which automatically changes the МАС address of the Wi-Fi device every time it connects to a wireless network. You can find more information in the article 'A mobile device loses its registration?'.

In modern operating systems (starting with iOS 14, Android 10, Windows 10), some devices have a feature called 'Private address', 'Use randomize MAC address' or 'MAC Randomization'. This feature can be used when connecting to your home network to bypass parental control and other restrictions set by the router owner. For details, see 'How to retain control over home network devices with randomized MAC addresses'.

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