Like every other website on the planet, SmallNetBuilder uses cookies. Our cookies track login status, but we only allow admins to log in anyway, so those don't apply to you. Any other cookies you pick up during your visit come from advertisers, which we don't control.
If you continue to use the site, you agree to tolerate our use of cookies. Thank you!

Router Charts

Click for Router Charts

Router Ranker

Click for Router Ranker

NAS Charts

Click for NAS Charts

NAS Ranker

Click for NAS Ranker

More Tools

Click for More Tools

LAN & WAN Reviews

Parental Control

The Parental Control top level menu (Figure 12) has five sub menus and a global on/off toggle. The first sub-menu that I started playing with was Categories (Figure 13). Just for fun, I set the DSD-150 to block comics and instant messaging, clicked "Save" and then tested these changes by going to web browsers on my two test systems.

Parental Control screen

Figure 12: Parental Control screen (click to enlarge)

To test for comic blocking, I chose But to my surprise, Dilbert came right up! So I power cycled the DSD-150 to see if that made a difference. And then disaster XP system went back to being unable to access the Internet. (Everything was fine and Dilbert was properly blocked on my Mac OS system.)

Parental Control Categories screen

Figure 13: Parental Control Categories screen (click to enlarge)

After checking the usual suspects, I called D-Link support who stepped me through resetting the DSD-150's configuration to factory defaults. To do this, point your web browser to the DSD-150's IP address, log in as "admin" with no password and click on the Admin left-hand menu selection to get to the web page shown in Figure 14.

DSD-150 Admin screen

Figure 14: DSD-150 Admin screen (click to enlarge)

The D-Link tech support person had me click "Reset Configuration" and then in XP, click on the task bar thin client and "Reauthenticate". That returned access to the Internet from the XP machine after a few minutes, this time with Dilbert properly blocked. The lesson I learned from this exercise was that if you've made a change, but it doesn't appear to be in effect at a client, then re-authenticate! Don't power cycle the DSD-150.

More LAN & WAN

Wi-Fi System Tools
Check out our Wi-Fi System Charts, Ranker and Finder!

Support Us!

If you like what we do and want to thank us, just buy something on Amazon. We'll get a small commission on anything you buy. Thanks!

Over In The Forums

Morning I rebooted my router through the ASUS ios app and now the router won't turn on. When i try turning it on using the switch at the back, the 4th...
Another speedtest site, this time from Cloudflare. Nothing fancy in their tests (no bufferbloat testing for instance), but provides an alternative (as...
Hi Guys,I just added RT-AC68U as a node to AC5300 and as i understand 5Gz-2 (2nd 5gz band) is used for AiMesh.Is there a way to dedicate 1st one to Ai...
It seems I’m having streaming issues with YouTubeTV with all my devices after upgrading to 9107Netflix doesn’t seem to be an issue.Speed tests still c...
Hi everyone,I am copying some files from my win10 pc to my synology NAS, file speeds are about a dismal 2MB/s, they used to be about 80MB/s.Is there a...

Don't Miss These

  • 1
  • 2
  • 3