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Netty Parental Control Router Installation

Netty Parental Controls Router Configuration Overview

The Netty Parental Controls Router creates a separate network in your home that you can control with the Netty App on your smartphone. Your kids will access the internet through this separate network, and you will be able to control and monitor their internet usage.

Normal home network configuration

With Netty Parental Controls Router 

Installation requires about 30-45 minutes following these steps:

1. Install Netty Router to create “kids’ only” Netty Wi-Fi network

2. Connect the kids’ devices to the Netty Wi-Fi network

          • Gather all kids’ devices together
          • and Remove (“forget”) existing Wi-Fi network from these devices
          • Identify the type of device: iPhone/ iPad/ Windows / Android / Mac
          • Connect them to Netty Wi-Fi network

3. Install Netty App on your phone—used to control your kids’ internet access

4. Create individual kids’ profiles on Netty App to customize website access

5. Install a security “certificate” on each device allowing Netty access to the device

Follow step-by-step process to complete the installation

Step 1: Install Netty Router

Typically, your internet provider (such as Comcast or AT&T) provides you with a router—a piece of equipment that lets you connect your devices to the internet—we will call this your “Home Router.”  This router has cables and a power adapter connected to it. We now need to connect the Netty Router your Home Router.

A  Connect the supplied yellow “ethernet” cable to the blue port (the WAN port) on       the back of your Netty box.

Connect the other end of the yellow cable to an available “LAN” port on the               back  of your internet company-supplied router.  Normally there will be 4 to 8             numbered LAN ports on the back of your router. Just plug the yellow cable into       any one of these ports that is available (empty).

Plug in the Netty box with the supplied power adapter and wait for about 60             seconds for it to boot up.

Step 2: Connect the kids’ devices to the Netty Wi-Fi network

To monitor your kids’ devices, they will need to access the internet through the Netty router’s Wi-Fi network. You will remove (“forget”) the existing Wi-Fi network from your kids’ devices and add “Netty-XXXX” Wi-Fi network to those devices.

We have provided different steps for different devices.  Typically, your kids will have an iPhone, iPad, Android Samsung phone, Android Tablet, Windows PC & Laptop,MacBook, or Chromebook.  For other devices, you will need to consult their user manual to determine how to remove the existing Wi-Fi connection and add them to the Netty Wi-Fi network.

Select the device which you use and follow the step by step instructions.

Go to “Settings” and open the Wi-Fi settings screen.  Make sure Wi-Fi is turned on and connected to your home internet.

Click on the home Wi-Fi network the device is connected to (It has a blue check mark next to it.) and select “Forget This Network”.  This will prevent the device from  connecting to the internet without going through the Netty Router.

Now select the “Netty-XXXX” network from the Wi-Fi setting screen and enter password Netty-1234

Repeat Steps A to C for all mobile phones & tablets used by your kids.

Before we connect this Windows device to Netty network, we have to identify if your kids Windows PC/Laptop is using a wired (LAN) connection or Wi-Fi connection.

A Log onto the Windows PC / Laptop and log in using “admin” credentials.

B If you see a Wi-Fi icon on the bottom right corner of your PC (like ) then :

1) Click on the Wi-Fi icon

2) Right-click on the existing network connection to show properties of the internet connection.

3) Click on “Forget Network” so the computer will not, in the future, automatically connect to the internet through your existing router.

4) You will now see a list of networks. Click on “Netty-XXXX”, then click the    “Connect” button and enter the password, “Netty-1234.”

C If you don’t see a Wi-Fi icon you are probably connected to the internet via an ethernet cable plugged into your computer.

1) Find the ethernet Cable ( ) which is plugged in your Windows computer.  The other end will typically be plugged into a wall jack or directly into your existing router.  If it is plugged into a wall jack, then there is wiring in the wall that goes back to your existing router.

2) You will need to unplug the corresponding ethernet cable from your existing router and plug it into any of the open yellow-colored LAN ports on the back of the Netty router.

Now, this Windows LAN device is connected to Netty and you can monitor your kids’ online activity. Repeat these steps A or B for all of your kids’ Windows computers on your network.

Before we connect this Apple device to Netty network, we have to identify if your kids Mac or MacBook is using a wired (LAN) connection or Wi-Fi connection.

Log onto the Mac/MacBook and login using “admin” credentials.

You need to follow the steps given below to forget the present Wi-Fi connection and add netty to your kids device

1. Click the Apple menu then select System Preferences.

2. When the System Preferences screen appears click Network.

3. Choose Wi-Fi (Option on the left)

 4. In same Screen select Advanced...(Located near the bottom right)

 5. Select the Wifi Network which you are using currently to access the Internet at           home.

6. Select [ - ] beneath Preferred Networks Box to remove network.

7. Select Remove

8.Select ok

9.  By selecting Apply your current Wi-Fi network will be removed from your kids device.

10. Now repeat the steps 1 and 2 , they will take you to the following screen.

                                   

Click on Network Name up-down arrow as shown,You will now see a list of networks.Click on “Netty-XXXX”, then click the “Connect” button and enter the password, “Netty-1234.”

 

C If you don’t see a Wi-Fi icon you are probably connected to the internet via an ethernet cable plugged into your computer.

 

1) Find the ethernet Cable ( ) which is plugged in your Apple computer.The other end will typically be plugged into a wall jack or directly into your existing router.If it is plugged into a wall jack, then there is wiring in the wall that goes back to your existing router.

2) You will need to unplug the corresponding ethernet cable from your existing router and plug it into any of the open yellow-colored LAN ports on the back of the Netty router.

Now, this Apple LAN device is connected to Netty and you can monitor your kids’ online activity.Repeat these steps A or B for all of your kids’ Apple computers on your network.

Step 3: Install the Netty App on your phone

The Netty Router App will allow you to monitor and control your kids’ activity on Netty Wi-Fi network at home.

A Go to the App Store and search for “Netty Router” in the App Store. Download the            Netty App .   

Launch the app and login with the provided username and password.

Step 4: Create individual kids’ profiles on Netty App

By creating profiles for each kid, you can separately monitor and control their internet access through the Netty Wi-Fi network.  You will be able to view internet browsing history, set allowable websites, set internet access schedules (i.e., turn off at bedtime), pause internet access for meals or just to get your kids attention !

Follow the steps below:

A  Once you are logged in, inside the app dashboard, click on   and you         will  go to a new screen

Enter the kids’ name, grade and choose the devices which this kid has access           to.

Repeat A and B for each child.  Each device is associated with a single profile, so if your kids share a device, you should put that device in the most restrictive profile—the one for the youngest child.

Once we have completed the profile creation, we will proceed to the last step of this entire installation process mentioned below.

This certificate is required in order to give Netty the ability to monitor and control your child’s activity on the internet.  Without it installed a particular device, Netty will not be able to provide or monitor access for that device.

A  Go to your kids’ device and open a browser: Chrome or Safari or Microsoft Edge

B  Open the website www.netty.com/install and follow the process on every kids          device which is connected to Netty network