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). 

NOTE:  Only the latest firmware of WHW03 or WHW03 v2 with the latest Linksys app supports Linksys Shield.
Non-Linksys ShieldLinksys Shield
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  • Pause Internet Access - Pauses internet access of a device.  To learn how you can do this, 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 how you can do this, click here.
  • Block Specific Websites - Block specific websites that you don’t want your children to access.  To learn how you can do this, click here.
  • Block by Category - Block internet content by category.  There are four presets which are OFF by default.  To learn how to apply a filter, 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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