Changing DNS on the Netgear router — enabling parental control

Changing the DNS on a Netgear router is pretty simple. In the following steps, we will show you how to change DNS in there to enable the free parental control filters provided by CleanBrowsing:

  • First, go to or the IP address of your router. Login with your username and password. The default user name is “admin”.
  • Choose the “Internet” option on the right left side.
  • Scroll down a bit until you find “Use these DNS Servers”. In there, you can add as the Primary DNS and as the secondary DNS.
  • Click Apply. And that’s it. It may take a few minutes for your computer DHCP Lease to get the new DNS, but you should be good to go. If you disable your Wifi and re-enable, it will force it right away. To test, try to visit and you should be blocked.

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