If you want to change and manage the settings of your router, then you can easily do so by visiting the smart Wi-Fi dashboard interface of the Linksys router. You can access and manage the settings of your router even when you are away from your home. With the help of this smart Wi-Fi feature of Linksys, you can restrict, protect, or block internet usage on certain sites.
This feature is known as parental controls and is included in all the recently released router models. Still, there are a few people who are experiencing issues in using or setting parental controls on their router device.
They try to set parental controls on a few websites but whenever they try to do so, an error message appears on the screen. Here, in this post, we are going to provide you with a solution to this problem along with its causes.
If you are encountering issues while using this feature, then there can be several causes leading to this issue. We are going to talk about these causes one by one.
If you witness any of the below-stated symptoms on your router device, then take action accordingly.
In case you saw any of the above-mentioned symptoms on your router device, then below are the tricks and solutions that you can apply to fix your problem. Before you move ahead with the solutions, you must make sure that your Linksys app is updated.
Go to the web-based interface of the router by entering the IP address of your router in the location bar of your browser.
Step 1: First of all, log into the setup page of your router by entering the default username and password. In case you made any changes in the login credentials, then you must enter the newly changes credentials. Enter the username and password in their respective sections.
Step 2: Once you log into the setup page of your router, then start looking for updates in the next window. In case you see the update button, then click on the option of Download and then visit the main website by entering the model number.
Step 3: Go to the support tab and then select the option of download. After that, you need to enter the hardware version and search for the file that is available for download. After that, select Save when the file is downloaded.
Then, move to the tab of Admin and then click on the firmware that is located in the saved files. When you are done uploading the file, then it will begin to upgrade automatically.
Once you are done performing all the steps above, then you will be able to fix the issue of "parental controls" not working. Now, go to the web interface page and turn on parental controls.