The Cisco DPC3825 Shaw wireless (WiFi) modem allows you to create custom parental controls to limit access to any part of the Internet you wish. With the ability to create custom filters and keyword and website blocks, as well as manage multiple user access levels, the Shaw wireless modem offers a comprehensive platform for keeping your family safe online.
The setup procedures described below are best configured by a computer that is connected to the Shaw wireless modem via an Ethernet (wired) connection. For a guide on how to create a direct connection, please visit the Directly connecting your computer and modem page.
Click on the relevant links below to learn how to configure your Shaw wireless modem's parental controls.
Did You Know
You can find more information about your Shaw wireless modem, as well as other Shaw Internet modems (including both wired and wireless modems), by visiting the equipment guide. Follow the link to learn more.
Learn More: Shaw Internet Modems - Equipment Guide
Creating a rule
A parental control rule is the name for a set of conditions, blocks, and access controls that allow you to define a distinct keyword or website that you would like to have blocked from access. Additionally, you can also define specific website domains that will be "white-listed", meaning users will be allowed access regardless of other rules in place. In order for rules to work, you will be required to create a user profile to assign the rule to. Please see Configuring a user account below for more information on how to do this.
- Navigate to the Cisco Admin Console by visiting 192.168.0.1 in your Internet browser.
- Log in with the following information:
- Username: cusadmin
- Password: You can find the default password printed on the white sticker on your Shaw wireless modem (Cisco DPC3825), referred to as the Passphrase.
- If you've changed this password in the past, use the new one instead.
- If you have forgotten your network name (SSID) or password, reset them by following the related links following this section.
- Select Access Restrictions from the top menu bar.
- Then, choose Basic Rules from the secondary menu bar (shown below in green).
- Add a check mark to the box for Enable Parental Control.
- Type in a name for the new rule set and then click Add Rule.
- The new rule should appear in the drop-down menu and you can select the rule to confirm its proper creation.
Related: How to change the wireless network name (SSID), How to Change Your Wireless Network Password
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Blocking keywords and website domains
Once you create a new rule, several options will become available and allow you to define what, when, and for whom the rule applies.
- Keyword List: Add keywords to restrict all users from accessing online content containing these keywords. This allows you to block content based on the presumed search terms for that content.
- Blocked Domain List: This list will completely restrict users from visiting the sites listed here. If there is a specific site you would like to block users from visiting, add its domain to this list by typing the domain into the provided field and clicking Add Domain.
- Allowed Domain List: This list will allow unrestricted access to added sites, ignoring rules 1 and 2 (e.g., clubpenguin.com, ytv.ca, teletoon.ca). If you would like to ensure that approved sites do not get blocked by any of the parameters defined in the Keyword List or the Blocked Domain List, enter their domains here and they will be white-listed from any blocks.
- Override Password: This password will temporarily disable all rules. Below the area in which you can define the override password, you can also define an Access Duration. The Access Duration defines how long you would like the access rules to remain disabled when the override password is entered. If you set the Access Duration to 30 minutes, your defined rules will automatically re-engage 30 minutes after the override password is entered.
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