How to use parental controls on the XB6 Advanced WiFi Modem

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Learn how to access and setup parental controls on the XB6 Advanced WiFi modem, The XB6 includes a number of parental control options which are accessible through the Admin Tool. Using these options, you can restrict access to specific websites, keywords, services or devices on your network to ensure a safe online experience for all users.

 

This article offers instruction for the following topics:

 

Did you know?

 

Many parental control settings can be setup to automatically turn on and off on certain days and times. Look for the Always Block toggle, Bock Time and Block Days settings when configuring parental controls.

                
Access parental controls

To access parental control settings on the XB6 Advanced WiFi Modem:

 

  1. Enter 10.0.0.1 into the address bar of your Internet browser.

    10.0.0.1 in Browser

     

  2. Log in to the modem with the following information:
    • Username: admin
    • Password: password
      (These are the default login credentials for the admin tool. If you have previously changed your password, use that instead).
  3. Select Parental Control from the menu on the left.

    Parental Control Menu

     

  4. From here you can choose to configure Managed Sites and Keywords, Managed Services, and Managed Devices. See the sections below for more information.

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Setup Managed Sites and Keywords

Managed Sites allows you to control access to specific websites or keywords on the Internet. These controls can be set to be active always, or only on certain days and times.

 

To setup Managed Sites and Keywords:

  1. Access parental controls
  2. Select Managed Sites from the menu on the left.

    Managed Sites Menu

     

  3. Click the + ADD button beside Blocked Sites or Blocked Keywords to add an entry.

    1. Add a Blocked Site.
      1. Enter the URL of the website you'd like to restrict access to.
      2. If you'd like this block to be active at all times, leave the Always Block? toggle set to Yes.
      3. To specify times and/or days for the block, set the Always Block? toggle to No, and select your desired options.

        Add Blocked Site

         

      4. Click SAVE when finished.

    2. Add a Blocked Keyword.
      1. Enter the keyword that you'd like to block.
      2. If you'd like this block to be active at all times, leave the Always Block? toggle set to Yes.
      3. To specify times and/or days for the block, set the Always Block? toggle to No, and select your desired options.

        Add Blocked Keyword

         

      4. Click SAVE when finished.

  4. Your chosen website and keyword restrictions will now show up on the Managed Sites page.

    Managed Sites and Keywords

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Setup Managed Services

Managed services allows you to control access to specific services on the Internet by protocol type and port range  These controls can be set to be active always, or only on certain days and times. You may set any device on your network to be trusted, allowing it to bypass these blocks.

 

To setup Managed Services:

  1. Access parental controls
  2. Select Managed Services from the menu on the left.

    Managed Services Menu
  3. Click the + ADD button beside Blocked Services to add an entry.
  4. Enter the information for the service you'd like to block.

    Blocked Services Example
  5. Click SAVE when finished.

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Setup Managed Devices

Managed devices allows you to control Internet access for devices on your network.These controls can be set to be active always, or only on certain days and times.

 

To setup Managed Devices:

  1. Access parental controls
  2. Select Managed Devices from the menu on the left.

    Managed Devices Menu

     

  3. Click the ADD BLOCKED DEVICE button beside Blocked Devices to add an entry.
  4. Select the device you'd like to block access for.

    Add Blocked Device

  5. Click SAVE when finished.

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