Category Archives: Router

  • 3 Ways to Block Snapchat on Router

    Posted on January 20, 2021 by pcwrt in Parental Control, Router.

    Configure your router to use OpenDNS When you block the Social Networking category on OpenDNS, Snapchat will be blocked. In order to make this work, you’ll need to sign up for OpenDNS Home, and configure your router to use OpenDNS. Here are the steps: Create an OpenDNS account. Enter the OpenDNS addresses, 208.67.222.222 and 208.67.220.220, […]

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  • How to bypass VPN for certain web sites or apps

    Posted on January 4, 2021 by pcwrt in How To, Router, VPN.

    There are situations where you want to bypass your VPN for certain web sites or apps. For example, you might want to pass all traffic from some devices through VPN, except for when those devices visit streaming web sites such as Netflix, Hulu etc. Some VPN clients give you the ability to choose which apps […]

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  • How to setup StrongVPN on the pcWRT router (WireGuard)

    Posted on December 27, 2020 by pcwrt in How To, Router, VPN.

    Download StrongVPN WireGuard configuration files Log on the StrongVPN WireGuard web site. Choose the location of your WireGuard server. Then click GENERATE. Save the WireGuard conf file. Create a StrongVPN WireGuard connection Log in the pcWRT management console, click on the WireGuard VPN icon under Apps. Under the Client tab, check the network you want […]

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  • How to setup StrongVPN on the pcWRT router (IKEv2)

    Posted on December 27, 2020 by pcwrt in How To, Router, VPN.

    Get the Server Key and Server Name Log in your StrongVPN account Click on “VPN Accounts”, then “VPN Accounts Summary” Click on the “Account Setup Instructions” button. Scroll down to the “Manual setup” section, click on the “PPTP/L2TP/ikev2” button. Select country, city, then click the Get Credentials button. Add a StrongVPN IKEv2 connection Log on […]

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  • How to setup StrongVPN on the pcWRT router (OpenVPN)

    Posted on December 26, 2020 by pcwrt in How To, Router, VPN.

    Download StrongVPN OpenVPN configuration files Log in your StrongVPN account Click on “VPN Accounts”, then “VPN Accounts Summary” Click on the “Account Setup Instructions” button. Scroll down to the “Manual setup” section, click on the “Get Configuration” button. Select country, city, protocol & port. You may choose to check Scramble or leave it unchecked. Click […]

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  • Using CleanBrowsing on the pcWRT router

    Posted on October 30, 2020 by pcwrt in Parental Control, Router.

    You can use either the CleanBrowsing free plan or a paid plan on the pcWRT router. If you are using the free plan, simply choose one of the three free content filters offered by CleanBrowsing from the DNS service dropdown list (on the Access Control page). You can create multiple Access Control profiles on the […]

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  • How to enable DNS over HTTPS on the pcWRT router

    Posted on October 27, 2020 by pcwrt in How To, Router.

    DNS over HTTPS (DoH) is an important security addition to the DNS. It encrypts your DNS queries, preventing third parties (e.g., your ISP) from seeing and collecting data about what web sites you are visiting. The encryption also protects your DNS queries from being hijacked by hackers. As of v2.2.1, we’ve added support for DNS […]

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  • How to block the TikTok app on the router?

    Posted on August 26, 2020 by pcwrt in How To, Router.

    Blocking the TikTok app on the router with a DNS block list has been evasive for some people. There were multiple block lists available and the list of domains seemed to be changing over time. A recent reddit post reported that none of the available block lists worked. There were even rumors that TikTok was […]

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  • VPN services compatible with the pcWRT router

    Posted on July 28, 2020 by pcwrt in Router, VPN.

    Out of the box, the pcWRT router supports three VPN protocols: OpenVPN, IKEv2 and WireGuard. If a VPN service offers methods to manually configure connections for one of these protocols, there’s a good chance it is supported by the pcWRT router. The table below lists the results of our compatibility tests with VPN service providers […]

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  • How to setup NordVPN IKEv2 on the pcWRT router

    Posted on June 15, 2020 by pcwrt in How To, Router, VPN.

    Download root CA certificate for NordVPN IKEv2 connections Download the NordVPN IKEv2 Certificate from here: https://downloads.nordcdn.com/certificates/root.der Add a NordVPN IKEv2 connection Log on the pcWRT console, open the “strongSwan (IPsec)” page under Apps. Under the Client tab, check the network you want to enable NordVPN for, then click the Add button under “Auth Configs” to […]

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