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Parental Control
Web Content Filter
Manual for Belkin Routers equipped
with Parental Control
6 months FREE!
Parental
Parental
Control
Control
Configurable Web
Content Filter
Note to Parent/Manager
If someone else is setting up your Belkin Router,
see page 13 to determine when to name yourself
as the Parental Control Manager for setup of
Parental Control. The Parental Control Manager
is the individual who is setup as the
authority/decision-maker over each computer's
Internet access and/or restriction.
Blocks
offensive
web
pages
User Manual

Summary of Contents

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    Control Configurable Web Content Filter Note to Parent/Manager If someone else is setting up your Belkin Router, see page 13 to determine when to name yourself as the Parental Control Manager for setup of Parental Control. The Parental Control Manager is the individual who is setup as the authority/decision-maker over each computer’s...

  • Page 2: Table Of Contents

    Introduction ..........1 Setting Up Parental Control .

  • Page 3: Introduction

    Unlike other products, Belkin Parental Control—Web Content Filtering, requires no software installation on your PCs; everything is internal to the Router. This feature is provided FREE for six months with every Belkin Router purchase. After that, a nominal subscription fee goes into effect, renewable once per year.

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    INTRODUCTION The Parental Control Manager Belkin Parental Control allows for a parent or manager if used in an office, to be designated as the Parental Control Manager. This is a role completely separate from that of the Router Administrator, which is established separately when you set up your Router.

  • Page 5: Setting Up Parental Control, Automatic Setup

    SETTING UP PARENTAL CONTROL Automatic Setup The Router must be connected to the Internet before setting up Parental Control. If you have not set up the Router to connect to the Internet, follow the steps in your Quick Installation Guide to set up the Router before attempting to set up Parental Control.

  • Page 6: Manual Setup

    SETTING UP PARENTAL CONTROL Manual Setup The Router must be connected to the Internet before setting up the Parental Control feature. Follow the steps in the Quick Installation Guide to set up the Router before attempting to set up the Parental Control feature. 1.

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    SETTING UP PARENTAL CONTROL 4. You will be prompted to create a password and provide an e-mail address to which change notifications should be sent. Enter the e-mail address you wish to use, and enter a password to be used by the Parental Control Manager to monitor the Parental Control function.

  • Page 8: Using Parental Control

    Now that Parental Control is activated, objectionable websites will now be blocked by the Parental Control feature. If a computer on the network attempts to access a blocked website, a screen will appear in the web browser stating that that page has been “Blocked by Parental Control”. Also, the reason for the block will be stated—for example, “This site was blocked because it is categorized as pornography.”...

  • Page 9: Managing Parental Control Settings

    USING PARENTAL CONTROL Managing Parental Control Settings You can perform the following tasks from the Parental Control page. • View the number of days remaining on your subscription • Find links to Reporting and Policy Modification (if subscribed) • Modify your Parental Control categories •...

  • Page 10: Accessing The Parental Control

    Accessing the Parental Control Page 6. In your browser, type “192.168.2.1” (do not type in any thing else such as “http://” or “www”). Then press the “Enter” key. 7. Click “Parental Control” on the “Utilities” tab. You will now see the Parental Control page.

  • Page 11: Modifying Your Parental Control Policies

    MODIFYING YOUR PARENTAL CONTROL POLICIES A list of 59 categories is provided to give a wide array of customizable options for Parental Control. Categories can be blocked or allowed. Blocked categories have been set up by default, so initial use of Parental Control will immediately begin blocking websites that could be objectionable.

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    Overriding the Parental Control Feature The override function allows a parent or manager to access websites that children or workers are prevented from accessing. Belkin recommends that Parental Control Managers who frequently override elect not to be notified to reduce e-mail traffic.

  • Page 13: Using Reporting

    Refresh This feature is only used if the Parental Control settings on the Router (e.g., expiration date) become corrupted. Pressing this button causes the Router to request an updated setting from Belkin. USING REPORTING...

  • Page 14: Subscription Renewal

    Manual: You can log in to the advanced user interface of the Router (see manual), select “Parental Control”, and select “Renewal”. You will be prompted to enter your credit card information through Belkin’s secure web site. Renewal is not possible until 15 days before expiration.

  • Page 15: Note To Parental Control Manager

    NOTE TO PARENTAL CONTROL MANAGER Belkin Parental Control uses a password (different than the Router Administrator password) to control policies for web blocking on the Internet. It also uses an e-mail address to notify the Parental Control Manager of overrides or attempts to bypass content filtering.

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    “Agreement”), is a legal agreement between you (an individual) and BELKIN CORPORATION (“BELKIN”), regarding the enclosed third-party parental control web content filter (the “Software”) that BELKIN has provided to you free of charge. By selecting the box at the bottom of the Release and Disclaimer page in the Software setup and clicking the “Next”...

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    THIRD-PARTY SOFTWARE AND SERVICE RELEASE AND DISCLAIMER SERVICES OR MALFUNCTION OF THE SOFTWARE, EVEN IF BELKIN OR ANY OTHER PERSON HAS BEEN ADVISED OR SHOULD KNOW OF THE POSSIBILITY OF SUCH DAMAGES. III. RELEASE. IN CONSIDERATION OF YOUR RECEIPT AND USE OF THE SOFTWARE...

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    THIRD-PARTY SOFTWARE AND SERVICE RELEASE AND DISCLAIMER jurisdiction, inconvenient forum, and improper venue to the maintenance of any such action or proceeding. In the event that any party to this Agreement brings an action to enforce any of the terms of this Agreement, the prevailing party in such action shall be entitled to an award of attorneys’...

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    Fax: +61 (0) 2 4372 8603 Belkin Tech Support US: 310.898.1100 ext. 2263 800.223.5546 ext. 2263 Europe: 00 800 223 55 460 Australia: 1800 666 040 P74267 © 2003 Belkin Corporation. All rights reserved. All trade names are registered trademarks of respective manufacturers listed.

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