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Overview of the Linksys app dashboard with Linksys Shield

The Linksys app dashboard has a new section promoting Linksys Shield.  
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  • Linksys Shield banner – promotes Linksys Shield.  This will only appear if your parent node supports Linksys Shield.  If you tap on this banner, you will be taken to the page to begin your subscription or you can just leave it and continue using the free basic Parental Controls feature.
  • New Parental Controls icon - this only appears if you subscribed to Linksys Shield.
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NOTE:  If your main router/node is a non-Linksys Shield supported product, you will not see the Linksys Shield banner and the standard Parental Controls icon will apply.
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Parental Controls
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  • When you subscribed to Linksys Shield, new preset icons will appear next to devices configured with Block by Category in the Linksys app dashboard.  Each icon represents the specific preset selected for that device (Child, Pre-Teen, Teen, and Adult).   To learn more, click here.
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  • The Linksys Shield icon will appear for a device that has Parental Controls configured regardless of whether the device is using Block by Category (only if the network has a WHW03 or WHW03 v2 as a parent node; otherwise, the standard Parental Controls icon will display).  In the example below, the first device is using Block by Category and the second has internet paused.
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NOTE:  The Wi-Fi Settings, Guest Access, and Speed Check sections of your Linksys app have no changes.

Related Articles:

Linksys Shield powered by Trend Micro Frequently Asked Questions
Overview of the Parental Controls landing page in the Linksys app

Related Videos:

Getting to know the Linksys Shield powered by Trend Micro (VIDEO)
How to use the Block by Category feature in Linksys Shield (VIDEO)

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