As we announced on October 1st, we’re launching a new service, Wisper Home! We’re rolling it out as part of the Wisper Care plan for just $15 a month. We have some more details on that in our last blog.
The new feature of the Wisper Care plan is the Wisper Home app. The app gives you total control of your home wifi, right from your phone. Wisper Home allows you to monitor any smart devices in your home, and it also protects your devices using a secure network. You can set parental controls, block viruses, and create guest networks, all in the Wisper Home App.
Setting up your app
Before we install our new routers, customers will need to download and set up the Wisper Home app. You can find us in your app store! Once the app is downloaded, you’ll need to set up an account.
Now that your account and your router are ready to use, we can start getting into more of the available settings in the Wisper Home app.
When you connect devices to your home wifi, they will be added to your Connected Devices list in your app. From here, you can choose a device that you want to set filters or profiles for. For example, you could select a child’s laptop, and a filter to block adult content or block specific websites.
One of the best features of Wisper Home is the built-in antivirus and malware protection for all of your connected devices. This feature should already be available in your menu as Protect IQ, but if not, just select it from the Enable Applications menu.
Once Protect IQ is up and running, you’ll receive notifications when a potential threat is blocked. No action required! Threats are blocked automatically. Through the app you’ll be able to see all threats that have been blocked, how many scans have been run, and see a list of alerts. You can also skip devices that you don’t want to be scanned, but we don’t recommend it!
You also have the option to add a potential threat to the Trusted List if there’s been a mistake. You can take content off the Trusted List at any time if you change your mind.
And speaking of network security, Wisper Home makes it easy to set up guest networks. Guest networks allow people to easily access your wifi without leaving your private network exposed.
These are just a few of the options available to you in the Wisper Home app, so open it up, play around, and be sure to check out our Wisper Youtube channel for quick how-to videos if you have any questions!