AccessMyLAN | 1st Time Setup Guide

Welcome to AccessMyLAN from AT&T.

We make it easy for you to manage how much data mobile users in your organization use when using smartphones, iPads, tablets, routers and MiFi.

To get started, we have pre-configured your AT&T AccessMyLAN with a set of defaults. This Quick Setup Guide will show you how to add a device and adjust default settings based on the requirements of your organization.

Login to AccessMyLAN here

 

 

Setup the Device

The first step to getting the most from AccessMyLAN is to configure your device so that it is synched with AccessMyLAN.

For information see our guide to Configuring Devices.

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Check the connection

Once you have configured a device, it is important to make sure that the device has synced with your AccessMyLAN account.

  1. Select:
    • Configuration
    • Devices
    • Device you setup

For each device, there is a Device Setup field. This should now show Controlled.

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If the device you have set up does not show a status of Controlled, you will need to review the configuration of the device.

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Test a Policy

One of the most powerful features of AccessMyLAN is the ability to deny access to websites and Internet services that use a lot of mobile data. Restrictions are set in the Policy area of AccessMyLAN.

Now that your mobile device is connected:

  1. Edit the Default Policy.
  2. Deny access to a test website.
    For example, add a website exception under the Device Access to Specific Websites section to deny access to “youtube.com” for the standard policy.
  3. Try to access the website on the configured mobile device.
    You should now see the standard AccessMyLAN Site Blocked message.

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If you find that you are still able to access the blocked website, it could be due to the website being cached in the mobile device. Should this be the case, reboot your device and try again. Please ensure the WiFi is turned off and that you are browsing the web over your mobile connection.

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Configure the Default Policy

As part of this process, we have already tested adding a restriction in the Default Policy.

We recommend that you now re-visit the Default Policy and customize the types of websites that are allowed/denied. You can remove the “youtube.com” exception if you want to allow access to this website.

For more information, view our quick guide to editing a policy.

For the Default Policy, the websites you block should reflect the standard rules you want to put in place for the majority of mobile users in your organization. Later, you will add more policies to give you more control over groups of users in your organization.

EXAMPLE:

In the Default Policy, you might want to deny access to social media and streaming video. At a later date, you might create a Policy for the marketing department with less restrictions (e.g. allow the marketing team access to social media).

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Configure Data Controls for the Default Group

Like with the Default Policy, AccessMyLAN comes equipped with a Default Group.

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Groups are an important part of better managing your mobile data costs. You can create more groups and assign users to them to manage data allowances and restrictions for types of users and entire departments in your organization.

The Default Group includes all devices who you have not yet added to a more defined group in your organization. At first setup, this group includes all who have subscribed to the AccessMyLAN service.

To Configure a Group Plan for the default group:

  1. Select
    • Data Control
    • Default Group and Domestic zone combination.

 

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For more information on Group Zone combinations, please see Group Plan Overview.

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Once you have configured the Data Control to manage the connection speed and policy of the Default Group in the Domestic Zone, configure the Group Plan for the Rest of World Group combination.

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For more information on Rest of World, please see our guide to how the Rest of World zone works.

Congratulations!

Your account is now set up with one device being managed by the default Data Controls.

 

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AccessMyLAN Invites

You can invite the user to set up AccessMyLAN  by going to the Devices area and selecting the device you wish to invite.

  1. Select:
    1. Device Type that matches the users device.
    2. SMS or email to communicate the invite.
      1. If you choose the email option, enter the users email address in the Device Communication email field.
  2. Send Invitation.

The nominated device will automatically receive an invite detailing how to setup AccessMyLAN.

Note:

Apple iPads cannot receive an SMS so the only option is to invite by email.  For more information on invites please go to the Managing a Device section.

 

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What do you want to do next?

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