How to force your LAN Clients to use Google SafeSearch?

SafeSearch is a Google service that helps you block inappropriate images from Google Search results. We can use LAN DNS feature to force LAN clients to use SafeSearch when they use Google Search.

1. Check the IP address SafeSearch in your area: For Windows users, run Command Prompt and enter command “nslookup forcesafesearch.google.com”, record the answer

   

2. On Vigor Router, set up LAN DNS for Google Search: Go to Applications >> LAN DNS/DNS Forwarding, and click on an index number to edit a profile.

  1. Enable this profile.
  2. Enter Profile name.
  3. Enter Google Search's URL for Domain Name
  4. In IP Address List, click Add. In the pop-up window, enter the IP address of SafeSearch in Host's IP Address, and click OK.
  5. Click OK to apply
   

3. With the LAN DNS configuration, when LAN client open Google Search, they will be redirected to Google SafeSearch, and will see a message says that SafeSearch has turned on.

   

 

 

Trouble-shooting:

If SafeSearch is not turned on as expected. please do the following:

  • Clear DNS cache on the LAN hosts for the LAN DNS to work. For Windows users, this may be done by enter command “ipconfig/flushdns”
  • Clear browsing history and cookie for the browser

 

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