Point a Router to your Content Policy

Point your home router to your Content Policy so that devices using your WiFi or ethernet connection use a filtered internet connection.

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Tech Lockdown Team
Updated July 15, 2024

We highly recommend using the Installation wizard we provide in your Tech Lockdown account dashboard. It will walk you through the installation process.

You can use this tutorial for additional reference.

By configuring the DNS settings on your router to point to your Content Policy, you can ensure that all devices on your home network have filtering enabled, even without installing an app.

In order to take advantage of this kind of filtering, you will need to

  1. Enter your router’s IP address in the dashboard.
  2. Change your router’s DNS servers to Cloudflare’s servers.

1) Create a Network in the Dashboard

The first step is to fill out your IP address in the dashboard. View your Network Settings to see networks you currently have available.

If you don't have any linked networks, click "Add a Location". You will be prompted to enter a name for the Network, and an IP address (you can click on "Fill Current IPv4 address" to automatically enter your current IP address):

Once you've created a location, you can then go to the Content Policy > Connect Devices, and click the Router device.

You will be prompted to choose a Network you've added:

It's a good idea to have both your router's login page and the Tech Lockdown wizard open in separate tabs at the same time. This will make the process of connecting your router much easier.

2) Login to Your Router

Next, you’ll need to log into your router. Each router model might have slightly different instructions, but you should be able to find login details on the back label:

Next, you’ll need to navigate to your router’s login page. Each router model is different, but here are examples of some common brands:

  1. LinkSys: Go to in your browser.
  2. Netgear: Go to either or in your browser.  
  3. D-Link: Go to in your browser.  

3) Find DNS settings, and point them to Cloudflare

Once you’ve logged into your router, you’ll need to find your DNS settings. The exact menu layout for each router might be different, so it might be helpful to search your router model online for instructions. You can often find the router model number and brand on the back label (same place you found instructions to log in).

As an example, we used a Netgear router.

Should I enter the IPv6 or IPv4 address into my Router?
If you have the option to change both Ipv6 and IPv4, do both. Otherwise, choose the option that your router supports.

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