How to Use Parental Controls on Netgear Router
Parental control is web content filtering by blocking access to malicious and unsafe websites. The step-by-step how to use parental controls on Netgear router guidelines to set up and use parental control using the Netgear Genie application.
- Parental Controls on Netgear Router
Netgear Genie Application
Download and install the Netgear Genie application from its official website.
Launch the Netgear Genie application on your computer. Select the Parental Control option on the left panel.
- Netgear router setup, the Netgear Genie application prompts for the username and password.
If you have not logged into the
Type the correct username and password of the Netgear router in the appropriate fields and proceed with how to use parental controls on Netgear router guide.
Click the Next button in the Parental Control dialog window.
After reading the parental control information, click Next in the Please Note dialog window.
Parental Control Setup
The ‘Setting up Live Parental Controls’ dialog window will appear on the screen.
If you already have an OpenDNS account, select the radio button next to the ‘Yes, use my existing OpenDNS account’ option and click Next.
If you do not have the OpenDNS account, select the radio button beside the ‘No, I need to create a free OpenDNS account’ option and click the Next button to continue.
Fill the following fields and click Next.
If you see the ‘Sign in to your OpenDNS account’ dialog window on the screen, type the OpenDNS account’s username and password and click the Next button.
This will sign in to the OpenDNS account. After creating the OpenDNS account, set a filtering level.
By the way you proceed with how to use parental controls on Netgear router guide, Select the radio button next to any one of the options and click Next.
Once you see the Setup is Complete message on the screen, click the ‘Take me to the status screen’ button.
Accessing The Parental Control Settings
Click the Change Custom Settings button, type the username and password of the OpenDNS account, and click the Sign In button and move on with how to use parental controls on Netgear router.
Select the Add a time block option on the left panel and then set a time range and the filtering level.
Navigate back to the main interface of the Netgear Genie application and select the Network Map option on the left panel.
Select the device that you have connected to your Netgear router, click the Modify button and select any one of the following options from the Parental Control Filtering drop-down list.
Default level on router
On completion of how to use parental controls on Netgear router steps, Save these parental control settings by clicking the Apply button.