It’s easy with Safe Surfer to install an effective porn blocker for Starlink. Along with protecting your privacy, we also use our own behind-the-scenes technology to block porn and other harmful online content. This guide will efficiently walk you through how to install protection.
As of 2023, Starlink provide only a limited selection of built-in parental controls. Don’t worry—that’s where we come in! Safe Surfer enables you to block a much wider variety of apps and websites on your home network.
Important note: some Starlink internet connections now run a connection technology called IPv6. As of October 2023, the Starlink app doesn’t yet support installing custom IPv6 DNS addresses. If the following steps don’t work correctly, please try our protection apps—these fully support IPv6, and protect devices on both Wi-Fi and cellular data connections. You could also switch out your Starlink Wi-Fi router for a Safe Surfer Wi-Fi Lifeguard router (for Australia and New Zealand). Another option could be to purchase a Starlink Ethernet adapter, and then connect to your Starlink Wi-Fi router a third-party Wi-Fi router that works with Safe Surfer.
Step 1: Install DNS
Open the Starlink app on your smartphone. Tap the Settings menu. Turn on the Custom DNS switch.
- For “Primary IP”, use 126.96.36.199
- For “Secondary IP”, use 188.8.131.52
Tap the Save button.
You might need to restart the devices connected to your Starlink router for the changes to take effect immediately.
Verify the protection installation by visiting ExampleAdultSite.com inside a web browser. This is a safe website designated for testing if pornographic websites are being blocked. This site should be blocked.
Step 2: Sync IP (optional)
The Safe Surfer dashboard gives you access to comprehensive parental controls. The dashboard has a feature where you can create custom block rules for your Starlink modem.
Pro tip: this feature requires a Pro Surfer subscription and works best when you have a “static IP” (that is, a non-changing public IP address) with Starlink. As of 2023, static IP addresses are only available to Business-tier customers. If you are a Residential-tier customer, try our easy-to-use apps for your devices.
Open the Devices menu (found on the left-hand sidebar) on the Safe Surfer dashboard. Click the “+ New Device” button.
Click Wi-Fi & network > Use my existing router. Enter a name, then click the Accept button.
Go back to the Devices menu and click the Connect button found under the device listing just made.
Click the Plain DNS field, then click the Link button. This will sync any custom block settings.
You can now open the Blocking menu, select the router device from the blue bubble, and block categories. Click the Save button once you’re done. These changes might take a minute to sync over.
Great work! The devices connected to your Starlink router should now be protected. Visit our easy-to-use online dashboard to start monitoring traffic and blocking content from our premium categories with an affordable Pro Surfer subscription.
If you would like to protect a different kind of device, visit our Guides page.
Disclaimer: Safe Surfer Limited is in no way associated with Space Exploration Technologies Corp.