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Helpful articles for the Flter router.
Getting started with Flter
Hello and welcome to the Flter connection guide. This guide will help you set up your new Flter privacy router and select the configuration that is most useful to you. First-Time Setup (Access Point) An Access Point connects to a wired router, switch, or hub via an Ethernet cable and projects a WiFi signal to a designated area. This is the configuration utilized most frequently by Flter users. !(https://storage.crisp.chat/users/helpdesk/website/f2644653-4031-4523-99c0-28de83caec4c/1c7
VPN Settings || With the release of software version 2.0 the VPN account is linked on login. The below steps are only for connecting your VPN account if you used a local account to set up your device. Connect to your VPN account by selecting “VPN” on the Flter homepage. Select the “Connect Your VPN Account” button. Sign in with your *Flter VPN account information. This information should have been provided to you via email already. If you need help with this process or can’t
WiFi Settings From the homepage, select “WiFi.” Once Flter is powered on, the WiFi is automatically enabled, as this is its default setting. You can use the toggle switch to disable the WiFi manually. However, restarting Flter will automatically turn the WiFi back on. *Please note that Flter's default WiFi password (key) is shown on the sticker on the bottom of your device. View the WiFi password (WPA Pre-shared Key) From the homepage, click “WiFi.” Click on the eye icon to m
How To Factory Reset Flter
Reseting Flter back to factory settings. Interface Reset While connected to Flter's WiFi navigate to http://192.168.8.1/advanced.html and click factory reset under the version number. Hit confirm on the browser pop-up and Flter will restart. After a few minutes, if you don’t automatically reconnect to Flter’s WiFi, manually select it and then go to 192.168.8.1 in a web browser and select “Update”. Flter will be reverted to factory settings so that you can update it wi
Third party VPN connections (OpenVPN)
Adding an OpenVPN connection to Flter Flter supports third party OpenVPN connections in 3 different configurations. See this article for adding third party L2TP connections. Determine the type of OpenVPN configuration that you have. Flter currently supports the following three types of configurations: Inline Configs (Everything in one .ovpn file) Certificate Authority + Certificate + Key + OpenVPN Config (.ca file, 2 .crt files and a .ovpn file) Certificate Authority + CRL +
Blocker Settings Flter’s Blocker feature will block third-party ads, malicious websites, malware, phishing sites, and tracking services. You can also create your own personalized block lists by selecting “Blocker” from the home page and then select “Create a List” in the upper right hand corner. After you’ve created your list, select “Save” in the upper right hand corner to save it. If you wish to delete a previously created block list, you can do so by clicking the blue “Delete List” b
Configuring DNS Settings DNS means Domain Name Service and, by default, Flter will automatically switch each connected device to Flter’s DNS. If you prefer not to use Flter’s DNS, you must manually configure the DNS settings on each device that is connected to Flter. Mac DNS Issue On MAC, you can double-check your DNS settings by going into System Preferences, selecting Network, and then going into the Advanced Network Settings and DNS. Go to System Preferences -> Network -> Advan
Tor Bridge (Proxy)
With Flter, it's easy to add an HTTP or HTTPS proxy to your Tor connection. Select “Tor” from the homepage and then select “Add a Bridge” in the upper right-hand corner. Determine whether the proxy that you are using is an HTTP proxy or an HTTPS proxy. This information is given to you by your proxy provider. Enter a nickname for the proxy. Enter the IP address of the proxy. Enter the port. Click “Save.” From the homepage, select “Tor” again. Your proxy will show up
How to check for updates
By default Flter will automatically download the latest security and software patches. If you encounter any issues, you can select “More” on the home page and then go to “Updates” to manually check for any current updates. You can also toggle the switch to enable automatic updates (preferred).
Tor Settings Tor stands for “The Onion Router,” although these days it is simply referred to as Tor. However, the name originates from the many layers (like an onion) that traffic gets run through when utilizing the Tor network. The Tor network provides anonymity by routing your traffic across different Tor servers (which are all volunteer-operated) and encrypting that traffic so it isn’t traced back to you/your computer. However, since all data goes through many relays to provide such anon
How To Restart Flter
Restart If your device is in another room, you can restart it by selecting “More” on the homepage and then selecting “Restart.” Flter’s WiFi will immediately shut off while the device reboots. If your device does not automatically reconnect to Flter’s WiFi, you must manually select it. Unplugging the micro USB plug and plugging it back will also restart Flter.
Adding an L2TP connection to Flter
Flter supports L2TP/IPsec with PSK authentication. From the homepage, select VPN -> New -> L2TP/IPsec. Enter a nickname for the server. Enter the IP address of the server (which can be obtained from the third party VPN provider). Enter the username and password for the third party VPN you wish to use. Enter your PSK (Publicly Shared Key). This key is supplied by your third party VPN provider. Click “Save.” You will then be redirected back to the VPN page. There you will se
How to log out of Flter
To log out of your local account, select “More” and then select “Log Out.” Please note that logging out of your local account does not affect your Flter router.