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Monday, November 10th, 2014 3:44 AM

will passthrough or bridge mode allow me to use parental controls on my linsys?


prior to getting AT&T, I successfully used linksys' e4200 router with its parental controls. I now have a NVG589 router and did connect my linksys to it and my family can connect to it (and get better coverage).

however, on the linksys parental page, you can add devices to control, but instead of the device list showing names like before (i.e. iphone, android device, etc) the list just has several "Network device" listed. I've selected all of the them, set controls to deny internet access, but they all could still access.

On the linksys forum it was mentioned that a router behind a router in this case just acts as an access point and parental controls won't work...which appears to be the case. SO........

if the AT&T router is in a passthough mode, would the parental control options on the linksys work?


ACE - Expert


35.8K Messages

10 years ago

There are multiple ways that you can connect and configure an additional Wireless Router on your home network behind your Residential Gateway.  Some of them will allow you to utilize your router's features (such as parental restrictions) and some of them will not.


You'll want to set up your Residential Gateway to put your router in IP Passthrough.  You'll likely want to turn off the Wireless feature of the Residential Gateway.  See the solution in this thread for a rough outline.


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