How to Enable Parental Controls Feature on Netgear Router?

Smart Parental Controls

Netgear Nighthawk routers come embedded with many amazing features. One of these features that we are going to discuss today is Netgear router Smart Parental Controls. This feature can be easily enabled on your router by accessing the admin panel. Since everyone is in dire need of internet, almost all homes have a home network in place. And in such a situation it becomes very tough for us to have control over our kids’ online activity. But you are at the benefit as you have installed a Netgear Nighthawk router at your home which has the option of enabling the Netgear router.

Netgear Smart Parental Controls

Before we tell you about the process of enabling the feature, let us first tell you some more about the Netgear SPC(Smart Parental Controls). Once you enable this feature on your router, you can:

  1. Filter content that your kids browse

  2. View browsing history

  3. Set time limits for internet usage

  4. Pause the internet whenever you want

  5. Block malicious websites

  6. Choose the devices that you want to allow your kids to use the internet on

Let us now tell you how you can enable the Parental Controls on your Netgear router.

How to Enable Netgear SPC?

Step1: Turn on Router

First things first, Apply power to your Netgear router by connecting it to an active power socket. The power socket that you are using should not be damaged and the power cable should not be loose. After connecting the power cable, turn on the Power button. The LEDs on the router will turn solid after some time.

Step2: Connect to the Modem

The second step in line is to make a secure connection between the Netgear router and the modem. You can do this by connecting the devices using an Ethernet cable or connecting them wirelessly. Using an Ethernet cable is recommended as this way there are fewer chances of signal dropping.

Step3: Access Netgear Router Admin Page

Proceed further by powering up your computer or laptop. Thereafter, fire up an internet browser and type or the IP address right in the URL bar of the browser. Hitting the Enter key will be your next step which will take you to the Netgear router login page. Now, insert the admin username and password in the given fields and click on Log In button to access the Netgear router admin panel.

Step4: Enable Parental Controls

As soon as you reach the Netgear router admin panel, go to Settings and select the Parental Controls tab. To proceed further, click on Add New Profile and then click on Set Up. You can set one profile for each child in the home. Add a name for each profile that you created. Now select the profile and click on Continue. A list of all the devices accessing the router’s network will open up. You will see both online as well as offline devices. From here you can select the devices that you want each child to access the internet on. Finally, click on Continue and then click on Save and the changes made by you will be effective.

The Final Note

This way you can easily enable the Smart Parental Controls feature on your Netgear router. You can now worry free give away devices to your kids to access the internet on. FYI, you can also enable the Netgear Smart Parental Controls on your router by using the Nighthawk app on your smartphone. Simply download the Nighthawk app, launch it, and do the login. After that, you need to follow the same steps that are given above to enable SPC.