How to set up Web Content Filtering on Vigor DV3900
Posted by Herve Liu on 07 August 2017 05:26 PM

This Application note describes the steps required to activate the Web Content Filter (WCF) in the Vigor3900 router and how to create a firewall filter to utilise the WCF rule.

This guide also applies to the Vigor2960 and Vigor300B routers.


  1. Activate the 3900 WCF license first by login to the Router ip address and follow steps 1-4

    Step 1: Click on Objects Setting

    Step 2: Click on Web Category Object

    Step 3: Click on Content Filter License

    Step 4: click on Activate URL. Note - The pop up blocker must be turned off. You will be directed to the

    ” “ web site where you can create a free account.

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                    You may use a trial version for this device on Draytek web site .   

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                         Click on the trial or your active license and follow the prompts.

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                    Click on URL shown by arrow to go back to the DV3900

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                    The Content Filter License will appear as “ Enable “    see arrow below

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                Then create a filter profile eg Child Protection- see steps 5-9 below

                Step 5: Click on Web Content Object

                Step 6:  Click on ADD

                Step 7: Type in a Profile name eg CHILD

                Step 8 : Select the Filter protection sets. Here all are selected for Child Protection

                Step 9: Click on ADD to save the settings

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                Step 10:        Then go to Firewall and follow  steps  11 – 17

                Step 11:         Click on Firewall 

                Step 12:         Click on Filter Setup

                Step 13:         Click on URL/Web category filter

                Step 14:         Click on Add

                Step 15:         Add a filter name eg Child Protection

                Step 16:         Go to the Web Category policy and choose the existing one named “ Child “ here.

                Step 17 :        Click on Apply to save settings

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Now you can add an IP range addresses to this filter .  Set it as -  see steps 18- 21

Step 18: Click on Source IP Object

Step 19 : Click on +  to add a range of Ip addresses

Step 20: Type in a range name eg Range1

Step 21 : Select range and type in a range  eg –

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Step 22 : Select the range by ticking it

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Now create another protection profile and name it  “ Entertainment “ with different rules - see steps 23 -27


Step 23: Click on Web Category Object – select Web category object TAB

Step 24: Click on “ADD

Step 25: Type in a Name eg Entertainment

Step 26: Tick all the filter conditions as required.

Step 27: Click “APPLY “ to save settings

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Then set up the source IP range     see steps 28- 31

                Steps 28-29 : Go to Firewall- Filter Setup

                Step 30-31 : Set up the IP range and  type in  


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To test this example  set your  computer IP address to  and test a web site that falls into the category of “ Child” 

and  you will get  this “ HTTPS web site filter”  but the category of “ Entertainment ” will not be affected.


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Then  change your computer Ip address to  and  test a web site that falls into the “Entertainment ”  category .

The same “ HTTPS web site filter” page  will appear but the “ Child”  category web site will be allowed.















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