Really, really basic question

Forums General Open Discussion Really, really basic question

  • March 13, 2020 at 5:00 pm



    I’;ve just discovered CleanBrowsing and I thought it was going to solve one of my headaches. I am trying to make my kids’ (10 and 8) tablets free enough so they can enjoy the internet but with enough security to give me peace of mind.  The parental controls on browsing on the Kindle Fire are simply awful – restrictive and hard to use.

    Here’s my question: if I use CleanBrowsing DNS, I assume it is only as good as the wifi networks it is attached to? Meaning that if / when they go to their friends’ houses with their devices they will not be covered by CleanBrowsing (unless the parents have it there, too). Is that right?


    Apologies for the question – I said it was basic!

    March 18, 2020 at 5:45 am

    Yes, that’s correct. Unless you can use one of our Apps to force our DNS across all networks, you will be dependent on the network they are on.



    March 20, 2020 at 5:52 pm

    Does the paid option plans you have have the ability to secure individual devices in the event a router gets reset?

    April 12, 2020 at 12:19 am

    It may be a an inconvenience, but once the devices have been connected to any WiFi network you can manually set any saved WiFi network connection to use CleanBrowsing’s DNS servers.

    Using this method you would have to periodically check each device and manually set DNS settings for any new saved WiFi network as opposed to networks where you have the authority to set the gateway to force use of the DNS server of your choice to every device on the network.

    April 13, 2020 at 5:23 pm

    Yes, via our Apps, you can always force our DNS on any network they go.