Disclaimer: Safe Surfer Limited is in no way associated with TP-Link Technologies Co., Ltd.
It’s easy with Safe Surfer to install an effective porn blocker on a TP-Link Deco Wi-Fi mesh network. 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.
If you get stuck, we’ve developed our protection apps to help.
Step 1: Install DNS
On your smartphone, open the TP-Link Deco app. Tap the More menu on the bottom bar, then tap the Internet Connection menu. Tap IPv4 Connection, then tap DNS Address. Tap the Manual option.
- Under “Primary DNS (Required)”, copy and paste the following address into the text box: 22.214.171.124
- Under “Secondary DNS (Optional)”, copy and paste the following address into the text box: 126.96.36.199
Tap the Save option at the upper-right corner, then navigate back a single menu.
Tap the Save button.
Go back to the Internet Connection menu and tap the IPv6 tab. Tap IPv6 Connection, then tap DNS Address. Tap the Manual option.
- Under “Primary DNS (Required)”, copy and paste the following address into the text box: 2600:1900:4000:524c:8000:0001:0000:0000
- Under “Secondary DNS (Optional)”, copy and paste the following address into the text box: 2600:1900:4030:6b9d:8000:0000:0000:0000
Tap the Save option at the upper-right corner, then navigate back one menu. Tap the Save button at the upper-right corner.
Once you’ve done this, you will need to restart your Deco Wi-Fi system. To do this, navigate to More > System > Reboot.
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 TP-Link Deco network.
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 your Internet service provider. If you would like to use the sync IP feature rather than downloading our easy-to-use apps or getting a Wi-Fi Lifeguard router, contact your ISP regarding how to get a static IP.
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 IP” 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 TP-Link Deco Wi-Fi mesh network should now be protected. Want more options over what content can be accessed? Check out the app solutions available on our easy-to-use online dashboard.
If you would like to protect a different kind of device, visit our Guides page.