It’s easy with Safe Surfer to install an effective porn blocker on an ASUS router. 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, along with our Wi-Fi Lifeguard router (featuring speedy Wi-Fi 6 technology).

Step 1: Log in to your ASUS router

Check your router for a sticker with instructions on how to connect to it. You’ll be looking for an IP address (for example, or, along with a set of credentials (for example, “Username: admin” and “Password: admin”). Once you’ve found this information, try visiting the IP address by entering it into the top search bar of a web browser. Skip any certificate errors and log in with the credentials you found on the router earlier.

Step 2: Update the firmware

At the top of the Home (Network Map) page, click the underlined link found next to Firmware Version.

Under the Firmware Version section, click the Check button.



This might take a few moments. If a button appears that says “Firmware Upgrade”, click it to automatically download and install the latest firmware—this will restart your router. If the router reports that the “current firmware is the latest version”, you’re ready to go.

Step 3: Install encrypted DNS (DNS over TLS)

On the left-hand sidebar, under Advanced Settings, click the WAN menu.

Change the settings as below:

  1. Click the drop-down box found next to DNS Privacy Protocol and select DNS-over-TLS (DoT).
  2. In the IP Address text box, paste

Click this link to open the Safe Surfer dashboard. On the left-hand sidebar, click the Devices menu. Click the “+ New Device” button. Click “Wi-Fi and network”. Click “Use my existing router”. Enter a name for the router listing, then click the Accept button. Click section 3, then click the copy button found next to the DoT link. Back on the ASUS router dashboard, paste this link into the TLS Hostname text box. Click the “+” button to add the listing, then click the Apply button. You might need to restart devices connected to this router for the changes to take effect.



Verify the protection installation by visiting inside a web browser. This is a safe website designated for testing if pornographic websites are being blocked. This site should be blocked.



Protection complete

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.

All traffic leaving this router from your local network will be under a single device listing. 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 ASUSTek Computer Inc.