How do I bypass parental controls on my Chromebook?

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    rotblitz

    It doesn't seem there is a Genie for Chrome OS yet, so you cannot login to your bypass account.  Connecting through a VPN seems to be an option, given that you find a VPN client to be installed on Chrome OS.

    "can I activate parental controls only for the guest wifi network, and then use the main wifi network for the Chromebook?"

    If your router model supports this, then yes, else no.

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    mnmca

    This is very easy, so much so that my kids discovered it making open dns not an ideal choice for me. On the chromebook click on your network connection, open the connection you are using, go to advanced and look for networking. Simple select use google dns and that chromebook will bypass open dns. This is so easy that my 10 year old laughs at it so I had to get DD-WRT with a WRT1900AC router which allows me to force DNS on a router level. So now all devices use Open DNS regardless of what DNS provider is used locally. The only option as a parent now id the whitelist any sites you do want to visit.

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    rotblitz

    Unfortunately your comment is irrelevant here.  This is about Chromebook OS behind a Netgear router with Live Parental Controls enabled and how to bypass LPC.  With LPC enabled you cannot configure a different DNS service on the end user devices, because this would be blocked already by LPC.

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    mnmca

    You are correct of course Rob but on an ordinary router which does not enforce DNS it is very easy to bypass the DNS service on the chromebook itself. 

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    rotblitz

    This is correct for nearly every end user device, not just for the Chromebook that you can configure a different DNS service.  However, many (also ordinary) routers allow to block DNS (port 53) passthrough with an outbound firewall rule, so that only the router's IP address can be used as DNS resolver.  This is the usual method to prevent from circumvention, as outlined in many other threads here.

    But again, this is irrelevant in this thread which is about Netgear LPC and about bypassing it with a Chromebook.  Your method does not work and is not easy in this scenario, because LPC already blocks bypassing of different DNS configuration.

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