Overview of the Parental Controls landing page in the Linksys app

The Parental Controls feature in the Linksys app allows you to restrict a user’s internet access within your network. With this, you can pause internet access, schedule a pause, block specific websites, and even block by category (if you are subscribed to Linksys Shield).


Only Linksys WHW03 or WHW03 v2 supports Linksys Shield.


Linksys Shield is being discontinued. Current  subscribers can continue to use the service until July 31st 2024. New subscriptions or renewals will no longer be available.


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  • Pause Internet Access - Pauses internet access of a device. To learn more, click here.
  • Schedule a Pause - Creates a schedule to block internet access for a device at a certain time and day. You can also create multiple schedules for a device. There are no limitations. To learn more, click here.
  • Block Specific Websites - Block specific websites that you don’t want your children to access. To learn more, click here.
  • Block by Category - Block internet content by category.  There are four presets which are OFF by default. To learn more, click here.
  1. Child (ages 8 and under)
  2. Pre-Teen (ages 9-12)
  3. Teen (ages 13-17)
  4. Adult (ages 18+)

IMPORTANT: The Block by Category option will only appear if you are behind a Linksys Shield supported network.
If you have existing Parental Controls rules applied, you will see the images below:

Existing basic rulesExisting basic and Linksys Shield rules
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