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 Post subject: Need router with good parental controls (timelimits)
PostPosted: Thu Jul 12, 2012 6:59 am 
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Need a top notch router with built in parental controls that will work with ATT dsl or Charter communications cable internet. Kids to savvie to lock down computers with computer based software, plus does not work for too may devices (itouch, playstations, kindle...........). Need to be able to put timelimits on internet access to various devices: kids laptops, playstation, xbox, wii, itouch, kindle ect.. so I know kids cant be on the internet at 3:00 am.

Some routers have great parental controls built in: ex currently have a 2wire ATT router, router has great parental controls, but controls cannot be activated without ISP support and ATT does not support those controls.

Charter apparently also does not support router parental controls - have an old linksys router on the cable - haven't really looked into controls on that. Am prepared to buy a new router. The old cable router does not have good range. Have heard about iBoss.

Need to get internet access locked down at the access point (router). Good tools and easy would be nice as well. Am not a computer genius by any stretch. Anybody else had to tackle this issue?


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 Post subject: Re: Need router with good parental controls (timelimits)
PostPosted: Sat Jul 14, 2012 5:12 pm 
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Call me ol' fashioned but why go thru all this hardware headache? Have all the machines in public view in the house, use OpenDNS and set some rules related to times, duration, frequency and such. If broken the punishment follows. It's called parenting.


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 Post subject: Re: Need router with good parental controls (timelimits)
PostPosted: Tue Jul 24, 2012 7:24 pm 
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Wow, not condescending at all!

If you don't know how to set up time limits on a router why don't you just say so?

This is a pc technical forum. I think you want the Parenting Today forum.

Does anyone know how to set up timelimits on router without ISP support or not?


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