Do you want to learn how to remove devices from CenturyLink router now that your WiFi is lagging, or you can’t add another device?
CenturyLink has one of the best WiFi services, but just like all other WiFi services, there are times the WiFi is slow, or you have to kick one device out to connect to another one to enjoy stable WiFi.
CenturyLink allows users to remove devices on the CenturyLink Secure WiFi’s My CenturyLink website or My CenturyLink app. It’s also possible to change passwords, pause or unpause devices, and see who’s on your CenturyLink WiFi.
If you want to stay on top of your CenturyLink WiFi, you are at the right place. This article explores everything you need to know about managing your CenturyLink WiFi router.
How to Remove Devices From CenturyLink Router
There are several reasons why you will have to remove some devices from your router. It could be that you have a device overload resulting in slow WiFi or frequent disconnection and reconnection that is making gaming or streaming hell for you.
It could also be that you have exceeded the number of allowed devices, so you have to free up a slot to connect another device. There are also times you want to kick intruders, especially neighbors, from your WiFi.
How Do I See What Devices Are Connected To My CenturyLink WiFi?
Regardless of why you want to remove a device from the CenturyLink router, you must first know who is connected to your WiFi.
Below is a quick guide on how to see devices connected to your CenturyLink WiFi?
Method #1: Use the Router’s Flashing LED Signals
The easiest way to see if there’s an intruder on your CenturyLink WiFi is using the flashing LEDs. Ideally, when there’s a device connected, there will be a green flashing LED.
So, how do you tell if there’s some device connected that needs to be kicked out?
Below is a step-by-step guide.
Step 1: Check for the green blinking light on the router.
Step 2: Disconnect all the devices from your WiFi.
Step 3: Check whether the green light is still blinking.
If you still have the green blinking light after disconnecting all the devices you use, then there’s still another device connected. In that case, you have to kick it out.
Method #2: Use CenturyLink Secure WiFi
Secure WiFi is an intuitive feature that gives users access to everything about their WiFi account settings, from their network speeds to device management. In addition, you can see who is on your WiFi.
To view the devices connected to your WiFi using Secure WiFi, follow the steps below.
Step 1: Log in to your account via the app.
Step 2: Go to My Products and then select Internet.
Step 3: Navigate to the Connected Device tab to see all the connected devices (paused and unpaused).
Note: You can also see the connected devices using My CenturyLink.
How To Kick Out a Device from CenturyLink Router
Now that you know who’s on Your WiFi, you are in a better position to know who should remain and who should be kicked out.
If you want to manage who uses your WiFi, there are two options. You can remove devices permanently or pause them temporarily.
How to Remove Devices Using Secure WiFi
CenturyLink allows users to remove devices from their WiFi using the Secure WiFi option.
To remove a device using Secure WiFi:
- Log in to your account via the CenturyLink app to access the My Products option.
- Select Internet and navigate to the Connected Device page to view all the connected devices.
- Select any device and click Remove to kick it out.
How to Remove Devices Using ‘Change Password’ Option
If you want to kick out everyone at once, the easiest way to do so is by changing the CenturyLink router password.
Changing the password kicks out every other device that was connected to the router. The previously connected devices must sign in again to continue using WiFi.
You can change your CenturyLink password via modem settings or the CenturyLink app.
How to Pause and Unpause Devices
There are times you don’t have to remove a device permanently, but temporarily. CenturyLink has an awesome feature that allows you to pause and unpause devices.
Below is a step-by-step procedure for pausing and unpausing devices on CenturyLink.
Step 1: Go to the Pause options.
Step 2: Click any device or groups you want to pause.
Step 3: Click the “Internet access” option and pause or unpause the selected group or device.
How to Secure Your CenturyLink WiFi after Removing Unwanted Devices
Now that you know how to remove inactive devices from router CenturyLink, or pause them temporarily, you need to make sure that your WiFi is safe at all times.
Below are some tips you can implement to ensure your WiFi is safe from unwanted users.
- Use a strong WiFi for your WiFi, and change it after a month or so,
- Always match up the IP address of the devices connected with their names by renaming all the devices.
- Don’t share login credentials with neighbors – they will share with others.
That’s a simple guide on how to see who’s on your CenturyLink WiFi, and importantly, how to remove devices. If still, you can’t manage your router’s connected devices, we recommend getting further help from CenturyLink.
Below are some of the channels you can use to get help with removing devices from your WiFi.
- Visit the CenturyLink support center
- Chat live with a CenturyLink agent
- Call CenturyLink
CenturyLink WiFi users can remove devices from their WiFi permanently or pause and Unpause devices at any time for temporary removal. It is also possible to view all the devices connected to your WiFi.
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Trust me; if you didn’t know how to remove devices from CenturyLink router, it’s a simple process.
So, the next time you are experiencing slow internet, you have excess devices connected, or you suspect your neighbor is using your WiFi, you know what to do.
First, identify the devices connected and kick out anyone who shouldn’t be on your WiFi.
Kevin has over five years of experience working in various Tech startups and providing Technical solutions. He has contributed to many Tech publications and websites.