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Link IP for routers

In rare cases, you may have to use the Link IP feature if you need to apply custom block settings to a router several years old that does not support encrypted DNS (that is, DNS over TLS). Otherwise, you can use the encrypted DNS link we provide when you go to make a new router device on the dashboard, as detailed below. Check with your router manufacturer to see if your router supports DNS over TLS.

1. Create a basic router device on the Safe Surfer dashboard

Note: this guide assumes that you have already installed our DNS settings on your router. If you need further instructions, the process we go through below on the dashboard will supply them to you. If the Link IP feature does not work correctly over a period of time, you may need to ask your internet service provider to supply you with a static (public) IP.

Visit the Safe Surfer dashboard and click the Devices menu on the left-hand sidebar. Click "+ New Device". Select Wi-Fi & Network > Use my existing router > [enter a name and click Accept] > select Done.

2. Link IP

Click again the Devices menu found on the sidebar. Select the Connect button inside the device listing.

Click the Plain DNS field. Select the Link IP button. If the linking fails, click the Help option that appears for further instructions.

Updated on: 13/05/2022

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