Families with one or multiple computers
Three out of four children between the ages of 5 and 17 use the Internet regularly, and 70% of them access it from home. If you have kids at home, you are an Internet parent and protecting your children from Internet predators and unsafe content should be a top priority.
Anyone seeking an extra layer of protection from phishing and online fraud.
Public facilities with free WiFi service
To prevent access to undesirable content and conserve bandwidth for intended functions at Cafes, libraries, schools, or hotels lobbies.
Small and medium businesses
To restrict leisure browsing and increase employee productivity.
Live Parental Controls is an excellent solution for keeping your family safe online, but like all Web filtering tools, it isn't perfect. NETGEAR reminds you there's no substitute for keeping the family computer in a common area and in plain sight where you can monitor the Web sites your kids are visiting, and taking caution when visiting Web sites requesting personal or financial information.
Live Parental Controls will be the first to allow parents or network administrators to manage settings while away from home or office. This is particularly convenient when access "exceptions" need to be made. And since settings are stored on the web, using a browser interface to manage them is not difficult at all.
Total home protection
Live Parental Controls protects all Internet-connected devices thru the router. It not only protects computers, but also set-top box, iPhone, iPod, and gaming consoles. You no longer need to worry about phones and gaming consoles not being protected when kids use them in their own rooms. Even guest computers accessing the Internet through your network are protected.
You may have your own computer or you may be sharing a computer with other members in the family. Default and per-user settings allow customizable configurations for different computing arrangement and personalize the settings for each person. Per-time setting allows Internet access during scheduled time slots, to help manage work/play balance.
Minimal software installation
Installation requires a one-time installation of Management Utility. Once Live Parental Controls is set up, the software runs in the background and does not protrude normal Internet usage
Installing Management Utility
Double-click on the Management Utility installer. You can find this program from either the installation CD or download it from the "Download Now" button on www.netgear.com/opendns. Before you begin, make sure your NETGEAR product meets the minimum requirements to support Live Parental Controls. To check the minimum requirements, please refer to the FAQs on www.netgear.com/opendns.
Click "Finish" to launch setup, or if you choose to do it later, go to Program\NETGEAR Live Parental Controls\Management Utility.
If your NETGEAR product or firmware does not support Live Parental Controls, you will see this error message. Please refer to FAQs on www.netgear.com/opendns for minimum requirement.
Setting up an OpenDNS account
By running the Management Utility, you will set up the default settings for your network. Click on "Learn more" to see how you can customize Live Parental Controls.
If you are already an OpenDNS user, the Management Utility can link your OpenDNS account to Live Parental Controls so you don't have to create a new account in the next step.
Click on "Check availability" to see if your desired username is already taken. You will need to sign into the Management Utility using your username and password to change filtering settings or use this login in custom settings set up bypass users.
Configuring basic setting
This is the default filtering level that is applied to all devices connected through the router at all times. To override the default setting, such as on a parent's computer, a bypass account can be set up later in custom settings.
Congratulations! You have successfully set up NETGEAR Live Parental Controls powered by OpenDNS. To change your default filtering level, click on "Change Basic Settings". To further configure advanced features, including bypass accounts and time-based filtering, click on "Change Custom Settings".
Selecting a time zone
If this is the first time you are configuring advanced settings, you will be asked to select your time zone. It is important that you select the correct time zone for time-based filtering to work correctly.
Configuring time-based settings
NETGEAR Live Parental Controls powered by OpenDNS allows you to filter specific Web content at only certain times of the day, such as applying more restrictive filtering during homework hours.
Individual time blocks are color-coded according to the filtering level. To create a new time block, click "Add a time block" on the left.
To change the filtering level, simply click on the time block on the left panel and select your desired filtering level for that time block. Click "Update Time Block" to save.
Configuring bypass accounts
To enable the bypass accounts feature so that privileged users (such as parents) can log in to override the default setting, a User Utility needs to be installed on computers using the bypass account. Also, a bypass account needs to be created with the desired filtering (or lack thereof).
Click on "Add account" to complete the step and repeat to create as many bypass accounts as needed. Each user will need to sign in to the account using the User Utility.
Once a bypass account is created, simply select it to display or change the bypass account settings.
Time blocks can also be created for bypass accounts.
Installing User Utility for Bypass Accounts
Double-click on the User Utility installer. To download the file, click "Custom Settings" from the status page, and click on "Manage Bypass Accounts".
Using User Utility
The User Utility can be launched from Program\NETGEAR Live Parental Controls\Management Utility.
To log in to a Bypass Account, simply select the Bypass Account name and enter the password. Note that the Bypass user is logged in until they explicitly log out. Custom settings specific to the user will be applied until the user logs out, even if the computer is restarted. That way if you have a computer that is only used by a parent, you don't have to log in every time you access the Internet. Once a bypass user logs out, the default setting is applied.