The Home Dashboard shows the network connection details including: connection status, duration, network name, public and private IP addresses, location, and network gateway. The map shows the device’s internet sessions by active, past and blacklisted countries.
Wi-Fi Drop Down
By clicking the Wi-Fi Signal Icon in the top navigation bar, a list of the networks in range will load. The “green lock” indicates a known network that the PSG has a stored password for.
Captive Portal Functionality
The PSG will detect Wi-Fi networks that have a captive portal (typically found in airports, hotels, coffee shops, or conference venues). When detected, the user will be prompted to connect to the portal, to be able to access the Internet.
By clicking on the “Wi-Fi” button on the left navigation bar, the currently connected network will load.
Reload Network List
By clicking “Reload Network List” the PSG will re-scan for the available Wi-Fi networks in range.
Listed Wi-Fi Networks
Before connecting, the Wi-Fi networks in range are listed by clicking the “Wi-Fi button on the left navigation bar. Network name, signal strength, security type and action will be shown. “Autoconnect” means the network has been previously connected to and it’s credentials have been stored.
Known Wi-Fi Networks
The PSG will remember the passwords for up to 20 networks that the user has previously connected to. This will allow you to use the autoconnect feature seamlessly.
Block Country Functionality
The “Block Country” functionality allows the user to block any Internet sessions from being established with their device. This is not limited to websites, but all servers located in the desired country.
Block Domain Name Functionality
The “Block Domain Name” functionality allows a user to control their browsing activities by blocking specific domain names.
Block IP Address Functionality
The “Block IP Address” functionality allows the user to block specific IP addresses.
Block Ports Functionality
The “Block Ports” functionality allows for specific ports on the user’s device to be made accessible by the network. This feature can be configured by IT teams, depending on the requirements for their enterprise users.
The “Nerdy Stats” page shows the operating stats of the PSG device itself. It also shows all of the “Protection Services” offered by the PSG. A “green up-arrow” indicates the service is running properly and a “red down-arrow” indicates its not functioning properly. If any services show a “red down-arrow”, please contact technical support.
Users of the PSG will receive alerts based on what is happening to their device while connected to the network, including different types of security risks.
When the PSG is unplugged from the user’s device, this image will be shown on the dashboard. After reconnecting the PSG, this screen will disappear and return to the Home Dashboard screen, auto-connecting to stored networks in range.