How to use the HomeShield Real-Time Protection on a TP-Link Router/Deco

Configuration Guide
Updated 12-27-2023 07:11:34 AM 55808
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Real-Time Protection is for HomeShield Security+ users only. After subscribing to HomeShield Security+, you can protect your network safe from attacks by blocking malicious websites, identify potential threats, and blocking hackers from access your devices.

Before you start:

  • You should have a TP-Link HomeShield router and have an iOS device running iOS 9 or later, or an Android device running Android 4.2 or later.
  • You have downloaded and installed the TP-Link Tether app/TP-Link Deco app on your device.

Follow the steps below to enable Security+ protections:

Note: In this article, we will take the Deco app as an example to illustrate the configuration.

1. Open Deco app. Swipe right to open the menu and select HomeShield.

2. Select a desired network to apply Security+.

3. Open Deco app and go to the Security tab. Your Deco will scan automatically. Then you can tap Scan Details to check the security details such as wireless security or blocked threats.

4. Turn on the following protection to add more security to your network.

  • Web Protection

Turn on Web Protection to block access to malicious websites to avoid dangerous links and personal information disclosure.

You can add clients to Exceptions to opt out of the protection.

  • Intrusion Prevention

Turn on Intrusion Prevention to identify potential threats and keep your network safe from attacks.

You can add clients to Exceptions to opt out of the protection.

  • IoT Protection

Turn on IoT Protection to block hackers from accessing your IoT devices.

You can add clients to Exceptions to opt out of the protection.

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