Netgear Setup for Live Parental Control Using Netgear Genie App

By | April 2, 2018

Maintenance of your router via Netgear Setup for Live Parental Control takes few minutes but enables the users to keep an eye on whole day activity of Router connected devices. Typically, parents consider for their children, not only monitor the internet activities but also can block the unwanted sites from their children access. When it comes to the business, nothing can match with the parental security as Netgear Router Login Genie app offers to its users. If you also consider for the remote monitoring for security purpose, data usage and restriction of negative effecting sites, get ready for the Netgear Setup enabling you for live parental control using Genie app.

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  • Access your device using Netgear Genie App
  • When you click on the Netgear Genie App, it will ask for username and password that is ‘admin’ in lower case unless you change it.
  • Under the ‘Main Menu’, Click on the ‘Parental Control’ option.
  • ‘Parental Control’ page will display on your device’s screen.
  • Click on the ‘Next’ option.
  • The next page will appear showing “Setting up Live Parental Controls”.
  • If you have OpenDNS account, click on ‘Yes’
  • Next option will be ‘Sign in’ to your OpenDNS account, confirm the username and password
  • Click on ‘Next’ option.
  • If you don’t have OpenDNS account Click on ‘No’
  • Click on the ‘Next’ option.
  • Next option will appear “Create a free OpenDNS account
  • Confirm the accurate information.
  • Click on ‘Next’

Here you have reached the filtering scenario where you can click on the specific terms.  We are going to select the most important point required for parental control such as:

  • Click on ‘High’ under which restriction is recommended for the adult sites, illegal activities, video sharing sites, etc.
  • Click on the ‘Custom’ option if you want to block some specific sites.
  • You can click any required option filtering from low to moderate.
  • After clicking these options, go for the ‘Next’
  • Next option will appear ‘Setup is Complete
  • When you go to ‘Status’ Page of your Netgear Genie.
  • Click on the ‘Change Custom Settings’
  • You will reach to ‘https://netgear.opendns.com’
  • Click on ‘Add a Bypass Account’ right upside corner, again select ‘Add a bypass Account’
  • For bypass account, you have to install the Genie app on every device connected to your router.
  • Once the account is created, click on the ‘Edit’ option,
  • Click on the ‘Add a time block’
  • You are able to set the time till the specific site remains block.
  • Select the time range.
  • Click on the ‘Add Time Block’
  • Go back to the Netgear Genie Status page and Click on the ‘Bypass Login’
  • Open the bypass account
  • Confirm the password.
  • Click on the ‘Login’

So, if you have logged in, you can access the internet without any restriction. You have completed the process of Netgear Setup for Live Parental Control. But, due to parental control, when the user gets access to any site already restricted by you, the user will get a message like ‘Access Denied’ or ‘Domain Is Blocked’

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