How do I set time access restrictions by device?

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    Mash Sarband (Edited )

    Hi,

    Please feel free to have a look at the instructions here: http://kb.netgear.com/app/answers/detail/a_id/25687/~/how-do-i-configure-live-parental-controls-on-my-netgear-router-using-the?cid=wmt_netgear_organic.

    Please have a look at the step 14 in that kb.

     

    Regards,

     

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    mbrittb00

    @Mash Sarband.

     Thanks but that article only states how to turn on parental controls and how to setup a by-pass account.  Says nothing about adding time restrictions to a particular device.

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    mbrittb00

    @rotbliz.

    I had completely forgotten about being able to go to the router page directly rather than using the Genie.  I much prefer doing that to the Genie page anyway.

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    ejmm22

    mbrittb00 i see that no one really answered your question. I am looking for the same, block specific devices, have you found a way?

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    mbrittb00

    Unfortunatlly no.  There doesn't seem to be anyway to do it with Open DNS.  And the Netgear firmware doesn't seem to support it either.

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    rotblitz

    "I am looking for the same, block specific devices, have you found a way?"

    "Unfortunatlly no."

    And what about this?
    http://kb.netgear.com/app/answers/detail/a_id/23948/

    Or this?
    http://kb.netgear.com/app/answers/detail/a_id/23289/

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    mbrittb00

    Neither of those options allow you to schedule access like you can on most (but apparently not Netgear) routers.

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    rotblitz

    Yes, fine, no problem.  Then use a router which fits your needs and not a Netgear router.  I wouldn't have bought it from begin if it hadn't the features I wanted.  My router has all the features I want.

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    mbrittb00

    Agreed, except what I have IS a Netgear router that promised Parental Controls that don't really exist.  I procrastinated on getting these setup since I purchased the router early this summer and didn't really need parental controls until recently only to discover that Netgear does a horrendous job with parental controls and now it's too late to return it.  :(  So I'm stuck with Netgear and trying to figure out a way to make it work, and am considering 3rd party firmware.

     

     

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    rotblitz

    Well, if you don't like this Netgear Live Parental Controls, you can simply use the parental controls provided by the free OpenDNS Home service.  You disable LPC and configure OpenDNS Home instead.
    https://support.opendns.com/hc/en-us/articles/228006447

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    mbrittb00

    Does the free OpenDNS home service have controls / restriction options available that aren't available when being use with LPC?

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    ejmm22

    rotblitz, there is no need to get angry, we are just asking.

    If you read the advertising from opendns they say you can schedule the blocking by devices and that is not the case.

    I am sure we will find a way

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    ejmm22

    mbrittb00

    i gound an app that will allow to block the child's phone internet access, it is called ourpact.com and it works like a charm.

    I have not tried it on his tablet yet

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    mbrittb00

    Yeah, but I would much prefer to have the control on the router side. :(

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    rotblitz

    "If you read the advertising from opendns they say you can schedule the blocking by devices"

    Isn't this Netgear, not OpenDNS?  I'm not angry.

    "I would much prefer to have the control on the router side."

    Live Parental Controls isn't on the router side either.  It uses the same principles as OpenDNS Home.  It's a service in the cloud, not on the router.

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    mbrittb00

    Netgear uses OpenDNS as a primary function of it's Parental Controls.  Something not obvious from Netgear's advertising.

     

    True that LPC isn't on the router side either, but Netgear has NOTHING on the router side.  LPC does work through the router though.  At least how I understand it.

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    mattwilson9090

    @mbrittb00 The biggest differences I've seen between OpenDNS Home and LPC are that OpenDNS Home provides logs and stats, and LPC can provide the option for limited time based filtering as well as filtering by device (though exactly what it can do in those areas seem to partially depend on the router model you have). Of course OpenDNS Home can be used with any router and many varieties of firmware, while LPC is only available on specific Netgear routers with their firmware.

    @ejmm22 What OpenDNS advertising are you referring to that says you can schedule blocking by device? Can you provide a link or screenshot?

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    mmadsen12

    Who developed this?

    Why do I get the option to block porn and other shit all the time and then I can block more or less in a certain time.

    What people want when they ask for this is:

    - block bad stuff all the time (porn, fraud, whatever)

    - limit access to certain sites (youtube, facebook, psn) to certain time frames. This is to limit kids use of internet!!

     

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    mattwilson9090

    Who developed what? OpenDNS Home or LPC?

    This thread is about how setting time restrictions by device in LPC. Unless you are discussing that specific thing you should start your own thread with your questions about whatever it is you are asking about.

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    rotblitz

    @mmadsen12

    What people want when they ask for this is:
    - block bad stuff all the time (porn, fraud, whatever)
    - limit access to certain sites (youtube, facebook, psn) to certain time frames. This is to limit kids use of internet!!

    Yes, fine.  Here you go: https://kb.netgear.com/25687/ to see how to select "Add a time block".

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    mbrittb00

    @rotblitz

    Except that doesn't do what people are wanting.  I gave up a long time ago expecting Netgear to actually care what their customers want.  All this does is allow you to increase the access restrictions for a block of time for YOUR ENTIRE NETWORK.  Then REQUIRE you to use a bypass account in order to access the internet outside those restrictions.  And in order to accomplish this we much install an app on each device to allow us to log into this bypass account.  This becomes even more problematic when you have a device where there is no available app.  This is COMPLETELY BACKWARDS.

    In reality what people want (and what is completely logical) would be for the router parental controls to allow you to restrict access based on date and time as well as overall usage restrictions per mac address.  This is a feature that Linksys has had in their basic routers for over 10 years.

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    rotblitz

    "In reality what people want ... would be for the router parental controls to allow you to restrict access based on date and time as well as overall usage restrictions per mac address."

    The first is implemented with Live Parental Controls.  The second (restrictions per MAC address) would be a pure router function, totally unrelated to Live Parental Controls.  You're in the wrong forum then.  The Netgear Community is the place to post this.

    "This is a feature that Linksys has had in their basic routers for over 10 years."

    Not only Linksys, but many other router suppliers too.  And even some newer Netgear models seem to have this implemented.  See for example https://kb.netgear.com/24830/ and https://kb.netgear.com/23289/.  Maybe your router is just too old, or you got the wrong model?

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