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How to Set Up Parental Controls Linksys Velop WiFi

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Introduction

Linksys Velop home networking devices create a mesh network in your home that can be controlled by using the Linksys app on your mobile devices. Many routers offer parental control restrictions that parents can use to restrict internet access at certain times, and control what web content their children are able to access. This guide will demonstrate how the Linksys app can be used to apply parental control restrictions to any device connected to the network.
Before You Begin:
Your Linksys Velop system must already be set up.
You must have the Linksys app installed.
linksys velop

1 Parental Controls

  1. Open the Linksys Velop app.
    linksys velop app
  2. Press the Menu button in the upper-left corner.
    Menu
  3. Select Parental Controls.
  4. Tap the Control a Device button.
    tap control a device
  5. Tap Add a Device.
    add a device
  6. A list of devices that are currently connected to your home network will appear. Tap the device you would like to configure parental controls on.
    addd device

    Ensure the device you wish to add parental control restrictions to is powered on and connected to your home WiFi network. If it is not powered on or in range of your WiFi network, it will not appear in this list of devices.

  7. The parental controls menu for that device will appear. From this menu, internet access for this device can be revoked by tapping Pause Internet Access.
    pause internet access
  8. If you would like to set a schedule for pausing internet access, such as a cut-off bedtime for a child, select Schedule a Pause. This feature will allow you to set specific times at which internet access for a specific device will be unavailable.
    schedule pause
  9. This menu also gives you the ability to block websites. This can be accomplished by choosing to block specific categories of websites, (ex. games, social media, videos) or a specific websites (ex. youtube.com).
    block websites

    When blocking specific websites, you can only block up to 10 websites. If you would like to do more, try using one of the category blockers.

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Linksys Velop home networking devices create a mesh network in your home that can be controlled by using the Linksys app on your mobile devices. Many routers offer parental control restrictions that parents can use to restrict internet access at certain times, and control what web content their children are able to access. This guide will demonstrate how the Linksys app can be used to apply parental control restrictions to any device connected to the network.
Before You Begin:
Your Linksys Velop system must already be set up.
You must have the Linksys app installed.
linksys velop
  1. Open the Linksys Velop app.
    linksys velop app
  2. Press the Menu button in the upper-left corner.
    Menu
  3. Select Parental Controls.
  4. Tap the Control a Device button.
    tap control a device
  5. Tap Add a Device.
    add a device
  6. A list of devices that are currently connected to your home network will appear. Tap the device you would like to configure parental controls on.
    addd device

    Ensure the device you wish to add parental control restrictions to is powered on and connected to your home WiFi network. If it is not powered on or in range of your WiFi network, it will not appear in this list of devices.

  7. The parental controls menu for that device will appear. From this menu, internet access for this device can be revoked by tapping Pause Internet Access.
    pause internet access
  8. If you would like to set a schedule for pausing internet access, such as a cut-off bedtime for a child, select Schedule a Pause. This feature will allow you to set specific times at which internet access for a specific device will be unavailable.
    schedule pause
  9. This menu also gives you the ability to block websites. This can be accomplished by choosing to block specific categories of websites, (ex. games, social media, videos) or a specific websites (ex. youtube.com).
    block websites

    When blocking specific websites, you can only block up to 10 websites. If you would like to do more, try using one of the category blockers.