When will netgear simplify Parental Controls?

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    rotblitz

    Would you post in a Ford forum that Boeing should be constructing better aircrafts?  You just did something similar.

    Here you go: https://community.netgear.com/t5/WiFi-Routers/ct-p/home-wifi-routers   Also...

    "If I want to block a specific device at specific times (say between 10 p.m. to 6 a.m.) and only that device I should be able to."

    This has absolutely nothing to do with Live Parental Controls and is a pure router function. 
    http://kb.netgear.com/app/answers/detail/a_id/23289/
    However, it does not come with scheduling.

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    mswalden

    Thanks for your post.  Unfortunately, you are completely incorrect.  This has everything to do with Parental Control.  As I explained, I should be able limit the internet access for any device, more specifically the devices my children use.  The way Netgear does this is completely backwards.  In addition, if I block all access, then when someone visits my house and I want to give them access, I have to jump through hoops to get it to work for them.

    You are correct about blocking a specific MAC address is a "pure router function."  The parental controls should be a pure router function as it is the most simplest and easy way to control access.  Which is why I asked "When will Netgear simplify Parental Controls?"

    Netgear needs to get rid of this insane Live Parental Controls and add scheduling to the Access Controls (which I am fully aware of).  Who ever developed the firmware for Netgear must have lost all common sense.

    BTW, if Ford built the part for Boeing, then yes I would post in a Ford forum.

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    rotblitz

    "Unfortunately, you are completely incorrect."

    No, I'm not.

    Live Parental Controls in Netgear routers is the same as category filtering in normal OpenDNS, plus the bypass account feature, and these are the only parts where OpenDNS is involved.  I.e. Netgear uses the domain categorizations of OpenDNS.  Everything else is with Netgear, not with OpenDNS.

    As OpenDNS staff say: "The Live Parental Control is more for content filtering only, but gives you some flexibility to set up bypass accounts and filtering depending on the time of day. The actual category of filtering and how domains are filtered are the same for both services, so it just depends on the feature you are looking for."
    (From https://support.opendns.com/entries/27008874)

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