Setting Up Parental Controls &/or Time Restrictions

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teamkobza
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I have the ActionTec  V1000H modem.  Is there a user-friendly way to set time restrictions? In particular I want to set up time restrictions so my son can't access the internet when he should be sleeping.   Also - would this restriction work on all devices that use this modem (i.e. iPod).  Thank you

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deveerei
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Actually it has those settings.

If you'd log in to the GUI (192.168.1.254 page) and log in as admin (username: admin; password: telus) if it will not accept the password you may need to contact tech support so they can revert in back to the default.

You go to the advanced setup and it's under Blocking/Filtering options at Scheduling Access.

Put in the MAC addresses of your son's devices (Or choose the ip address from the dropdown) then select days and times that he will be able to use the internet,

Just to give you a heads up, Telus does not support advance router config settings so it's better to call the manufacturer (Actiontec) for assistance.

coquitlammom
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HI there,

 

We have telus optik at home and use an actionvec V1000H modem.....how can I set up restrictions for the use of the wi-fi?

deveerei
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Hi there, just try to follow the steps above. Thanks

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@coquitlammom: do you mean setting a password to your WiFi or setting time of day access to the network by specific devices?
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AnotherMom
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can you tell me how I log into GUI?  Ugh!  My 13 y.o son knows how to do this, so not only do I want to time restrict his devices, I also need to put a password in there somehow.  Also, how do you find the ip addresses for his ipad, iphone, and macbook?

 

Can't ask my techy son or he will lock me out of it!  Trying to keep one step ahead!

 

Thnx for any help you can provide.

 

GinaLyon
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I understand how to set up time restrictions, block websites, etc. but is there a way to change the wifi password so that my children have to get the new password before they can use their devices (iPods, iPads, etc)? I have followed the instructions on how to change the wireless network password, but this did nothing to their ability to access their devices, so I must be missing something. Please help!

nasty
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@GinaLyon wrote:

I understand how to set up time restrictions, block websites, etc. but is there a way to change the wifi password so that my children have to get the new password before they can use their devices (iPods, iPads, etc)? I have followed the instructions on how to change the wireless network password, but this did nothing to their ability to access their devices, so I must be missing something. Please help!


If you have a device with the current(new) password and the little ones can access it to see what the new password is, they will just use that as a work around.

 

The Actiontec 'guest wifi'/guest network, if available, would allow access if its password not changed.

Under 'select SSID', in wireless settings, basic.

 

Them knowing the password into the Actiontec settings panal, which may have the password 'remembered' in your own browser.

supermooo
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I followed the direction as suggested here, but my 16 year old has had no trouble finding a way around it. I am not sure what he is doing, but I suspect he may just be resetting the router. I am not tech savvy at all, but would resetting it just undo any restrictions I had implemented? We have been having a passive aggressive evening with me blocking him and him undoing the block all evening. Every time he unblocks himself I have to reset a pw, which to me suggests he has reset the router. Any thoughts? Confirmation that this is what he is likely doing?

 

Obviously I have to take it a step further- remove the router from his access or confiscate his computer, but just wondering if there are any router control systems that actually work.

 

It seems to me if you can just reset the router by pressing the reset button, that parental controls are a meaningless setting.

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If your child has physical access to the router it can be reset. The only way to address this is by placing the router in an in accessible location as most companies would do.
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