To be protected by Winston, devices must be connected behind Winston. Please refer to this article for more information regarding appropriate device connection order.

Note: Because Winston anonymizes your internet activity, other devices will likely incorrectly detect your location and time zone. You may wish to manually set your location and/or time zone on these devices so they may work as intended.

No additional configuration is required to connect most devices within your Winston network, including, for example:

  • Alexa

  • Blink

  • Honeywell Lynx Controller

  • Nest

  • Tivo

  • Smart TVs

  • All standalone wifi routers

    • Please note that if your router has a DNS Server in it (most do not), you may wish to read this article about Routers with DNS Servers.

Some devices and applications, particularly older, legacy devices, may require additional configuration for full functionality on your Winston network.

We’ve noted the following may require additional configuration:

Note: If your security system is connected to a router attached to Winston’s LAN/OUT port, you may need to set up port forwarding on your router.