How to enable Safe Browsing using the Linksys app

The Safe Browsing feature of the Linksys app allows you to block content on devices connected to the network using Domain Name System (DNS) security.


1. Log in to your Linksys app dashboard.

2. Tap on the menu icon at the upper left corner of the screen.


3. Tap on Safe Browsing.


4. Toggle the switch to enable Safe Browsing. Tap on Save to complete the process. 

Safe Browsing provides up to two security options for some models:

Fortinet Security (free)

The Fortinet Security feature is supported on specific Linksys models such as the Linksys MX6200, Linksys MBE7000 series, and Linksys LN1100 with the latest firmware. When you enable this option, the router will use Fortinet® DNS server to block adult content. If this option is not available for your model, you can still use OpenDNS.

Note that Fortinet Security is NOT supported in PPPoE connections. For setups using PPPoE connections, OpenDNS is the only option.


This feature blocks pre-defined adult content, also known as Family Shield from OpenDNS. When you choose this option, the router will use OpenDNS servers and
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Tap on Save to apply changes. You will temporarily lose connectivity while the settings are being saved.

For all other models, OpenDNS is the feature being used once you enable Safe Browsing. You no longer need to make a selection; just enable the option and tap on Save. You will temporarily lose connectivity while the settings are being saved.

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