how do i kick my sons computer off the network on school nights after 8PM

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    rotblitz

    Not sure why you ask this in the OpenDNS forum.  Same you could have asked: "How do I repair my car?"

    To answer your question: you unplug the power cable of his computer.  In case your router has access control based on MAC address, you may be able to establish something like this on the router.

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    axarce

    Depending on your home network setup, there are a few ways to do this.  What I do suggest first is seeing if your Internet Service Provider has any mechanisms built into your service for this purpose.  Seems now that this desirable feature  is being included with some internet services.   If they are not able to help you, you can see if your modem or gateway device has a built in option for access control.  You may need to use google to get a better answer on that part.  Windows does have some family controls in it, but they can be a bit confusing.  Also better to google it.

    Not sure if OpenDNS has such a feature.  It's purpose is to filter content, and not turn on / off access altogether.  

    Bear in mind that the phone can still access the Internet by turning off Wi-fi and switching to the carriers' data network.

     

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    mattwilson9090

    @axarce No, the purpose of OpenDNS is not to filter content. It is a service based upon DNS, which only knows about and only works with domain names. When it comes to filtering OpenDNS filters domains, not content, websites, webpages, URL's, images, or anything else that is not solely and only a domain.

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    ianallsopp (Edited )

    I have achived this by using an apple airport express as a wireless access point - This can cut wifi access based on mac address with time parameters for weekdays and weekends. Some other routers or access points may well have the same feature 

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