Parental Controls in Wireless Router
The parental controls are offered in a wireless router. Since most of the routers available support encryption by means of a password, the parental controls are also available in the latest routers. Some wireless routers are made for home use, the parental controls function might be available in those routers. Linksys and Belkin routers offer such controls. Protecting children from harmful websites is the main reason for the parental controls. Some websites might contain some malware and the children unknowingly might access those websites. Blocking the Internet is also possible through parental control. You might also set the level of restrictions for the users.
- Access parental controls
- Set ‘Policy’
- Set policy time
Access parental controls
You need to access the router setting and enter IP address of the wireless router. After entering the IP address of wireless router, you might click on ‘Enter’. This will go to the administration. You need to provide the username and password for accessing the settings of the router. You need to click in ‘Access Restrictions’. After that, you might be able to access parental control.
You need to set policy information for enabling parental controls for wireless router. You need to provide a policy number also. After that, create a name for the policy. Click on 'Enable' and the policy will be enabled. You might select the 'Deny' or 'Allow' options. You might select the 'Deny' option if you want to block the Internet. Make sure that the policy is saved in the router before quitting the ‘setup’.
You might need to set policy time for the router. This could be specific days and hours of the week. You need to set this time. After setting the time, the policy will be ON and the parental controls will rule. Make sure that you configure it properly. Sometimes, wrong settings might block the access to Internet and you won’t be able to access the Internet. You might block certain websites that you might need to block. You might also add certain websites that you might need to allow.
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