Tuesday, September 26, 2023

How to Block Specific Websites Using Linksys Parental Controls?

Linksys smart WiFi routers have some remarkable features to offer. We are talking particularly about Linksys routers’ Parental Control feature. Using this, you can have complete control over your kids’ online activities. Isn’t it amazing? You simply access the Linksys router login page and then go to the settings of your router. Here enable Parental Controls and customize it according to your requirements. This post will help you provide instructions on how to block specific websites on your devices. Go on reading further to learn more about it.

Steps to Block Websites via Linksys Parental Controls

Before anything else, you should make sure that the Parental Controls feature has been enabled by you on your Linksys smart router. If not, then first do it and then you can block the websites that you do not want to show up on your internet.

The whole benefit of doing this will be that no malicious or harmful content will open on the devices on your local network. In simple words, you can have a secure network with the help of the Linksys Parental Controls feature.

Let us now shed light on how you can block certain websites.

Step 1: Confirm That Connections are Secure

You need to begin by checking if the devices are connected in a proper manner or not. Faulty connections can hamper the router login process and hence you would not be able to make the required changes in the settings. So see to it that the Linksys router and the modem are connected correctly. Confirm this by examining the cable used to join the devices. It should neither be damaged nor loose.

Replacing the cable will be the best option if you see it is broken. Make a finger-tight connection by using the correct ports on both devices.

Step 2: Confirm Stable Power Supply

Apart from faulty connections, what else can hinder the login process? It is poor power supply to the devices. So, before proceeding further, we suggest you examine the power connection as well. See to it that the power supply is optimum. Check this by looking at the power socket and the power cable. You can use a UPS in the event of power outages or fluctuating power supply.

Step 3: Connect to the Local Network

Grab your computer or laptop now. Power it on and connect it to the Linksys router’s WiFi. Ensure that your PC’s WiFi is on and use the correct SSID to connect. If you can not connect to WiFi then use an Ethernet cable to make the connection.

Step 4: Log In to Linksys Router

Now, you should log in to your Linksys Smart WiFi router. You can use the login URL linksyssmartWiFi.com or the Linksys router login IP to reach the login page. Run a browser and insert either the URL or the IP address and press the Enter key. The login page of the router will come into view. Insert the admin login values in the provided fields and log in to the router.

Step 5: Block Specific Websites

Now that you are on the admin panel of your Linksys router, go to Settings. Click on the Parental Controls tab. Make sure that the Parental controls feature is enabled. Next, click on Block Specific Websites. Keep on adding the websites that you wish to block from your network. Once done, you need to click on Save to make the changes effective. Now, these websites won’t appear. This means no one can open the websites that you have added to the Block websites list on that particular device.

The same settings can be applied to all other devices on the network. However, you need to choose the devices manually. You also have the option of blocking different websites on different devices.

If in the future you want to remove any website from the list, you can remove the website by clicking on the Trash Bin icon next to the website.

 This way you can block the websites that you do not want to open up on your devices. The settings will remain the same until you reset Linksys router. If you reset it, you will make the changes all over again from scratch.

Wrap Up

This is all about how you can block specific websites on your Linksys smart WiFi router’s local network. If you have some more websites that you do not want anyone to have access to, add them to the blocked websites list using the same procedure as given above. With the hope of providing you with sufficient information, here we put a full stop to our informative post on Linksys router. Happy Browsing!

Marc Berman
Marc Berman
Marc Berman is the founder and Editor-in-Chief for Programming Insider, the online destination for network, cable, digital and syndication. Berman has written for a wide range of publications, including Forbes, CBS Watch, Next TV, PromaxBDA, Newspro, Campaign US, The New York Daily News, The Hollywood Reporter, Variety, Emmy Magazine, and C21 International. He has also appeared on “Entertainment Tonight,” “Extra,” “Access Hollywood,” “Inside Edition,” “The CBS Evening News,” E!, CNN, CNBC, Fox News and MSNBC.

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