How To Use NETGEAR Genie Parental Controls?

Many users are frequently complaining about that the Netgear Genie Parental Controls are not working. Generally, to make the app work, every user must configure the Netgear Genie Application in a right way, and obviously, it should work the way that it should be. Netgear Genie App Parental Controls are the most advanced feature that was inherited within the router functioning. Using these features one can block few certain websites from being accessed. It is not that difficult to configure the app, and in this article, I will be guiding you on how you can setup Netgear Genie Parental Controls in a right way.

Technically, it is called Live Parental Control shortly LPC which is a solution to filter the web content. When you filter the particular content of Internet, then it is evident in helping the family to protect from accessing adult content, gaming sites, social networking websites like Facebook, Twitter, etc. or most importantly from phishing sites that steal the secured information from the user. You can quickly set up this LPC on your NETGEAR Router, and it is available to download for free. Apart from Netgear Genie Parental Controls setup, I will also be showing you on how you can configure bypass account for specific users that will help you to access the web content without blocking. Just download the Netgear Genie app if you do not have it on your computer till now.

NETGEAR Genie Parental Controls

How To Setup NETGEAR Genie Parental Controls?

Step 1: First of all, it is must to connect the computer to the Netgear Router to use Genie application either through Ethernet or Wireless.

Step 2: Try opening the NETGEAR genie app and enter the default login credentials of the router. Those would be username: admin and password: password (in case if you haven’t changed them).

Step 3: Now you will see the screen exactly or similar to the one shown below. In here, select ‘Parental Controls.’ Once you get the controls screen, select ‘Next’ to configure it.

how to use netgear genie parental controls

Step 4: In this section, you see the actual setup wizard where you can quickly configure Netgear Live Parental Controls that is powered by OpenDNS. If you already have any account with OpenDNS, choose the first option or else the second one. Move to next step by pressing ‘Next.’

Setting up Live Parental Controls

Step 5: Claim your free account with OpenDNS by filling up all the necessary details then jump on to next step.

Step 6: Now here, choose the filtering level for your network. Selecting ‘High’ will block all adult content, social networking sites, video sharing sites, phishing sites, etc.

Netgear Genie LPC Filtering Level

Step 7: After choosing ‘Next,’ all the settings were correctly set.

How To Create Bypass Account using NETGEAR Genie?

Step 1: To create a bypass account, just be at the ‘Status’ window of Parental Controls tab.

Step 2: In ‘Filtering Level’ section, find ‘Change Custom Settings’ button. Select it to make necessary changes.

Netgear Parental Controls Status

Step 3: Now you will be taken to https://netgear.opendns.com. At the right top corner, find ‘Add a bypass account.’

Step 4: Make sure to install the Genie app on all your devices to use bypass account. Once you are okay with the basic needs, create an account by selecting ‘Add Account.’

add a bypass account opendns

Step 5: Enter the desired credentials for your bypass account and set the filtering level to ‘None’ and then save the filtering level.

Netgear LPC Filtering Settings

Step 6: To use bypass account, all you need to login into Netgear Genie app and at the Parental Controls section, choose ‘Bypass Login.’

netgear genie bypass account

Step 7: Double click on the account displayed (usually the one you created in Step 4) and enter the password created.

Step 8: That is it. You can now browse the Internet without any content restriction.

To test the Live Parental Control, open any blocked content website. You will find the similar screen that was shown below.

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