It’s easy with Safe Surfer to install an effective porn blocker on a Vodafone NZ Ultra Hub modem. 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.
This guide is applicable for the following modem models:
- Vodafone Ultra Hub
- Vodafone Ultra Hub Plus
Step 1: Install DNS
Enter the address 192.168.1.1 into the top search bar of a web browser (such as Google Chrome or Firefox).
On the underside of your Ultra Hub, find the local dashboard password and record it.
Type vodafone into the Username text box, and the password you found into the Password text box. Click the Log In button.
Click the drop-down box at the upper-right corner, then click Advanced Mode.
Click the Settings tab.
Click the LAN menu. For Local DNS Server, type 126.96.36.199 into the text boxes. Turn off the DNS Proxy switch.
Scroll down to the bottom of the page and click the Apply button.
Scroll up to the top of the page. Click the drop-down box at the upper-right corner, then click the Logout option.
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 has a feature where you can create custom block rules for your Spark 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 your Internet service provider. If you would like to use the sync IP feature rather than 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 this home 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 Vodafone New Zealand Limited.