How to Set Up Parental Controls on a D-Link Router

Introduction

In This Guide
You'll Learn:
  • How to set up website filtering on your D-Link Router.
You'll Need:
  • A computer or mobile device to navigate the router's web interface.
  • The administrative login credentials to gain access to the router's web interface.

1 Introduction

Parental Controls are features that may be available on computers, mobile devices, gaming consoles, media players, television sets or networking devices, that help parents reduce the risk of their children encountering unwanted or inappropriate content for their age or maturity level while using any of the above mentioned devices. The types of Parental Controls available can vary depending on device type, manufacturer, model or software being used.

Using Parental Controls is only an extra step in helping parents protect their children. Active, engaged parenting is essential in helping children develop good habits. Working with the children, talking to them and encouraging responsible behaviour is critical.

2 Login

  1. Launch the browser that you use to go online on your computer or mobile device.
    Main Desktop Browsers.
  2. Navigate to http://dlinkrouter.local within the address bar.
    Address bar highlighted in internet browser.
  3. Log in with the administrator password set on your router.
    D-Link router admin login screen.

    This is the device administration login password which is different from the Wi-Fi connection password.

3 Filter Websites

  1. Go to the Advanced tab and select Website Filter.
    Advanced tab and Website Filter menu item highlighted in D-Link router web interface.
  2. Choose whether you want to deny or allow access to the websites you are about to add then select Add Rule.
    Rule type selection box and Add Rule button highlighted on Website Filter page of D-Link router web interface.
  3. Enter the website address or keyword contained in the address. Select Save when you're done.
    Web address/keyword entry fields and Save button highlighted on Website Filter page of D-Link router web interface.

    You can add up to 15 website addresses or keywords to the filter.

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In This Guide
You'll Learn:
  • How to set up website filtering on your D-Link Router.
You'll Need:
  • A computer or mobile device to navigate the router's web interface.
  • The administrative login credentials to gain access to the router's web interface.

Parental Controls are features that may be available on computers, mobile devices, gaming consoles, media players, television sets or networking devices, that help parents reduce the risk of their children encountering unwanted or inappropriate content for their age or maturity level while using any of the above mentioned devices. The types of Parental Controls available can vary depending on device type, manufacturer, model or software being used.

Using Parental Controls is only an extra step in helping parents protect their children. Active, engaged parenting is essential in helping children develop good habits. Working with the children, talking to them and encouraging responsible behaviour is critical.

  1. Launch the browser that you use to go online on your computer or mobile device.
    Main Desktop Browsers.
  2. Navigate to http://dlinkrouter.local within the address bar.
    Address bar highlighted in internet browser.
  3. Log in with the administrator password set on your router.
    D-Link router admin login screen.

    This is the device administration login password which is different from the Wi-Fi connection password.

  1. Go to the Advanced tab and select Website Filter.
    Advanced tab and Website Filter menu item highlighted in D-Link router web interface.
  2. Choose whether you want to deny or allow access to the websites you are about to add then select Add Rule.
    Rule type selection box and Add Rule button highlighted on Website Filter page of D-Link router web interface.
  3. Enter the website address or keyword contained in the address. Select Save when you're done.
    Web address/keyword entry fields and Save button highlighted on Website Filter page of D-Link router web interface.

    You can add up to 15 website addresses or keywords to the filter.

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