Parental control settings on Linksys E1000, E2000, E3000 routers

Open the Cisco connect software on your main computer. Cisco connect software is the software that comes with the Linksys E series router. You can not use Parental control settings or Guest access settings without installing the Cisco connect software.

Parental control settings:

When you open the Cisco connect, you will find the option Parental control settings.

Click on that option. It will open the parental control settings page. Using this feature, you can limit the Internet access of the devices in the network. When you set up this function for the first time, it will ask you create the password. Please create a simple password that you can remember because if you forget that password there is no way to retrieve the password. You will need to reset the router to the factory default settings. You can rename the devices in your network. Select the particular device from the list and limit the Internet access for that computer. You can specify timing for the Internet access. If you are blocking the access of kids computer then you can use the option during school nights.

Linksys router parental control settings

School nights are: Sunday night to Thursday night.
Weekends are: Friday night to Saturday night.


You can also block specific websites for different computers. This is a very good feature that Linksys has added in Cisco connect software.

If you are not using the CD or Cisco connect software then you can not use the Parental control feature. But you can open the setup page of the router and use the Access restriction feature of the router.

If you do not have Cisco connect software (which is now Linksys Connect), download it.

You can set up Linksys E1000 router manually without CD.

Click here for more information about router setup

The Hardware warranty for the Linksys E series router is 1 year but the Free technical support over the phone will be only for 90 days.

Easy setup guide is designed to work with Linksys wireless router , Netgear wireless router, D Link wireless router and all other brands of routers.

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15 comments on “Linksys router Parental control settings

  1. Parental Control Not Working .
    Is any one else having issues with the parental control features?
    I try to manually block a device and it often doesn’t work.
    When it does work, my children are still able to access sites like: YouTube, Netflixs, Apple etc.
    Other sites get message control page.

  2. parental control is not working properly using Cisco connect software. Instead Access restriction works well with user Interface.

  3. Parental control of later model of linksys is not really customizable as advertised. Just returned one today. I cant configure specific day and cant make several settings per day.

  4. Parental control on my device is not working. I did reset it and installed the cisco connect again. I tried that 3 times but still nothing works.

  5. I can not see Access restriction tab when I open the setup page. I did not install the Cisco connect software. How do I block few websites?

  6. I did not install Cisco connect. I think you should go with the Access restriction settings using the web interface of the router and not use the Parental control.

  7. Do I really need to use Parental control on cisco connect or is it better to use access restriction on the web interface? I think Cisco connect is better way to add controls.

  8. I changed the wireless settings of the router using the router setup page.
    Now the cisco connect software is not working.
    I think the parental control is also not working.
    Do I need to reinstall the software.

  9. I setup the E1000 router using the CD. everything is working properly. All my computers are able to go online.
    but I changed the parental control policies. Now one of my cmputer can not access the Internet. When I try to change the settings for the parental control, it is asking me for the passsword.
    I don’t know the password.

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