Netgear Parental Controls Not Working on WNR2000v5 
Netgear Parental Controls are not working on the WNR2000v5 router. They are defaulting to Smart Parental Controls instead of OpenDNS. How to fix this issue? – said a Netgear user mentioning the problem he’s facing with his WiFi router.
Well, the problem we’ve just stated is not limited to the users owning a Netgear WNR2000v5 router model. The problem is also likely to show up with other WiFi routers brought in by Netgear. Given that, we have decided to pen down a write-up that will discuss the potential cause behind the issue. You can take the help of the information given in the post if you are also facing a similar kind of problem with your Netgear WiFi router.
Why are Parental Controls Not Working on Netgear WNR2000v5?
The only reason why the Parental Controls feature is not working properly on the Netgear router is that the user has not set up an Open DNS account on the router while enabling the feature. There are also chances that the details were entered incorrectly while enabling the parental controls.
So, the only solution he/she’s left with in this scenario is to set up Netgear parental controls once again but using the correct instructions. This is to inform you that enabling the feature will require you to access the Netgear router login IP. Therefore, we suggest you take notes of the same through the Command Prompt of your computer. Walk through the next section to learn how to find the Netgear IP.
Finding Netgear Router IP to Enable Parental Controls
Hardwire your PC to the Netgear router first of all and then switch on both devices. Once done, go through the following steps:
- Into the search tab, type Command Prompt or simply Cmd.
- Pressing the Enter key will reveal the Cmd window.
- There, type the command – ipconfig/all and hit Enter.
- You will be able to see the IP address of your Netgear router adjacent to the Default Gateway option.
This is how you can find the router’s IP on a connected device. Now, let’s move ahead and use it to set up Netgear Smart Parental Controls and create a DNS account.
How to Enable Netgear Parental Controls | OpenDNS Account
We are assuming that your computer is still connected to the Netgear router. Therefore, let us directly shift our focus to the instructions for setting up parental controls on the WNR2000v5 router or another model:
Step 1: Access BASIC Home Screen
- Open a web browser and type the Netgear router IP address into the URL box.
- Hitting Enter will take you to the admin window.
- Type in the passphrase and username into the required spaces and press Enter.
- You will be taken to the BASIC Home screen of the router.
Step 2: Set Up Netgear Live Parental Controls
- Select the Parental Controls tab now.
- Choose the Windows Users or Mac Users option and do what the screen suggests to download Live Parental Controls utility.
- The Live Parental Controls Utility will start.
- Select Next and create an OpenDNS account (if you don’t have one).
Step 3: Create Netgear OpenDNS Account
- To create the OpenDNS account, you need to select the option saying “No, I need to create a free OpenDNS account”.
- Click the Next button and you will reach the Account Creation window.
- You will see a filtering level screen on your computer after you create the Netgear OpenDNS account.
- The setup will be completed after that you will get redirected to the Setup is Complete screen.
- Choose the Take me to the status screen button.
- The Netgear Parental Controls are now set up for your WiFi router.
The End Note
We hope that after walking through the instructions given above, you will be able to set up Netgear Parental Controls on your WNR2000v5 router. But, remember that, you can do it only with the help of the correct account details. Therefore, be very careful while you are on the OpenDNS account creation portal.
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