I recently purchased an E-2500, but notice that in parental controls I can only block 6 or 8 websites. In my WRT54GS I could just create additional rules and they would work. But in this device I am limited on the sites that can be blocked per device. How I can block additional sites?
Have set up parental controls for other devices via web interface. It does not take for one laptop. I see the device can add it to list but all settings dont work? Have reset router, removed and re-added device called support but found no solutions.
I have been looking into this router, I would like to know if I can enable Parental controls or access restrictions to block a MAC or IP address; from 03:00 AM - 06:00 AM ?Instead of Midnight to 6:00 am.My E4200 works just fine, Just would like to know if the EA6500 Can do that ?
I have configured my e4200 to block traffic at certian times uses both the Parental Controls and the Intenet Access Polices. Neither one seems to work though. [code] I have the same MAC addresses specified in each rule. Initally I had only the first two rules. Those didn't work, so I added rule 3 and 4 (they do the same thing as rules 1 and 2 but from the opposite direction). There are no compliaints, but they don't stop any traffic.
I started with the Parental Controls, they didn't work either. The page in there that lets you pick which machines you want to block seemed next to worthless. I have about four rows listed as "Network Device." REALLY LAME! As the MAC addresses are accesible and these weren't working I went to the IAP.
I have an E4200 v2 I would like to set parntal controls on school nights only. Currently if I select parental controls for specific times I must set times for both school nights and weekends. I would like to be able to type in times that are not available in the dropdown lists. Currently I am limited to the drop down list. Is this a change that can be made in the near future.
I need to set parental controls on a device EA3500. Problem is that the device is listed under the same icon as a device I don't want restricted. If I click on the icon it lists one MAC as wireless 1 and the other as wireless 2 but still as one device name. One is an Xbox (the one I want restricted) and the other is a PC on Windows 7. I can only set up parental controls by icons/device names, not MACs and MAC filtering is a pain as I have to add and remove it everyday at a certain time.
I would like a feature added back into the firmware to allows website blocking and able to cutomize the day(s) and times to have it blocked in addition to when I may have the internet turned off. This way the kids pc will allow them to do homework without the ablity to screw around on youtube or groveshark. My WRT54G aloowed me to do this, why can't a newer product do this?
I have a Linksys EA4500 Router. Both my kids have laptops. I've tried using the Parental Controls to restrict access to certain websites and also to put in timeframes that they're computers can't access the Internet. However, it does not work at all! I've tried turning off their computers and then resetting the router after I made the changes, but the access restrictions do not work. We also have their Xbox set up on the router -- so maybe some of the settings we have for the Xbox are messing up Parental Controls?
So I've realized that my parental controls were being ignored by the computers, at first I figured my son had found a work around to by-pass. But reading through the forums today, I've found that IPv6 being enabled might be the cause of my issue. So I'm currently sitting at work and connected to my router remotely, but for the life of me, can't see where to disable this option. Using the Smart Wi-Fi interface, closest I can get is "Connectivity, Internet Settings, IPv6 but everything is grayed out and no option to edit this.
I am new to the forum and Linksys products. i have always been a Netgear fan. What brings me to Linksys is the Smart WIFI parental controls. My children have iPod touch and Kindle Fire. I want to "manage" the content (Youtube, internet, etc..) on these devices. I want to be able to control when they have access to the WIFI and when they don't. Another words, I want to go the router web interface and find the device and turn OFF the connection without affecting the rest of the house.
I was looking at EA6500 router as a pontential new router. Would this router give me the control I need?
Is there a way to set school day parental controls into the afternoon? During the summer months it would be very useful to set the time for access to late afternoon/early evening. It would seem that giving both AM and PM times is a simple fix.
I've been using router for approximately three weeks with little to no problems and today the Paretnal Controls lost control. Anytime they were enabled they prohibited the associated computers from acessing the web even though the specific times was set to midnight -6am. Strangely, this has worked fine for three weeks and the only way I could get things back working correctly was to reboot the router. Just another firmware bug?
On my new E4200v2, after I tried to move beyond the disappointment of Cisco removing Internet Access Policy entirely, I decided to give the stripped down Parental Controls a try.
Sadly, I didn't have any luck doing what I needed to do... block my Tivo's from accessing Youtube.
I enabled Parental Controls, Added the Target Devices (my Tivo's did show up), and added "Youtube.com" as blocked site #1. Saved. Entered the parental password when prompted. Even rebooted the router.
But Youtube wasn't blocked. So I added to the target list a non-Tivo device (a Macbook) for a reality check, and rebooted the router again... still no luck. Youtube still not blocked.
So then I started to wonder if their Parental Control depends somehow on the local DHCP server & Client list. Because my E4200 has DHCP Server = OFF (I have always used a Windows Server for DHCP).
I tried to call Linksys support to get this working, but after 45 mins, including escalation to senior engineer, they really were pretty useless (no real familiariarity with my problem) then they disconnected my call!
I bought a brand spanking new Linksys E2000. I get great connection speeds and awesome range, until the day I set up parental controls. Once I set them up, It slowed my connections down to a crawl. Thinking that I did something wrong, I reset the router and did the entire installation. Everything was back to normal, but it did it again once I set up the parental controls.
I setup several devices in the Parental Controls to be blocked always. These devices are still able to connect to the router. I tried rebooting the router but the problem persists. I have two laptops and two iPod Touches that can connect regardless of the access restrictions.
I have had the EA 3500 router for about three months.
The Parental Control of Cisco Connect Cloud block all site except YouTube ! I have the Parental Controls set up to "Block the Internet" at "Specific Times". The other popular sites are blocked: Facebook, The Chive, Tumblr, etc. But for some reason she is still about to view YouTube all day long!
It has the latest firmware. I spent about three hours on the phone with Cisco tech support about this. They uninstalled and re-installed the router - it still doesn't work!
I have a friend who asked me how he could stop his children accessing porn etc on their ipods etc that they pick up from a wireless router.Is it possible to route a wireless signal through a computer that has parental controls?
Just installed the E3200 and use to have a WRT54G. Wanted the N Band.Noticed two major deficiencies.
1) this device does not have Internet Access Policy option and the Parental Control interface is unbelievably poor?There are very few options to work with in terms of time of day to turn on and off blocking access. (Half hour increments only, not 5 minutes increments that I was use to). The "FROM" Field has AM only and the "TO" filed has PM only. This means if you wish a device to have access pass Midnight, you can't, or if you wish to block beginning in the AM, you can't. Furthermore there are no day selections, just School Night and Weekend Night. What if you just want to block school Night. You can't "turn off" weekend. Is there a way to gett full Internet Access firmware into this device.
2) When using Parental Control the devices to restrict access are only displayed by default names. I have 8 devices on the LAN and half of them say Network Device. Any way to identify them by a device name or MAC ID?
I would like to see the full range of 24 hours for setting parental controls on devices. As it stands now, I can only select a block of time that starts in the PM and ends in the AM. This isn't very useful if for instance I want to limit internet while my kids are home alone after school, from 3 PM to 5 PM, or say on the weekends to limit it from 7 AM to 5 PM. Just a suggestion that would make life a bit easier!
I'm trying to bypass the parental block on a Linksys Router. When i try to connect (i already entered the password) it just says Unable to Connect. So my question is how does the router identify my computer and how can I change it. Its usually a time triggered block. but right now its blocking me 24/7. A few people mentioned MAC address is whats filtering me.
Why does my E1200 forget my Parental Control Password? This happens almost weekly and I have to use the "forgot password" option. It asks my security question, I answer it and set the new password to the same password it keeps forgetting. Why does this happen? Also, is there anyway to have total 24hr control on the Block Internet Access?
I have a home network that consists of two routers. First I have my cable modem that is connected to an Apple Airport Extreme Base Station. I tend to use that as the 'n' network for my computers so any devices using n networking connect to that.I then have a cable that goes from my Apple Airport Extreme Base Station to a Linksys E3000 router. I tend to use that as my g router and connect many devices that only have g wi-fi to it.Here is the problem:Because of a couple children that have iPod Touches and Macbooks I like to have them connect to the E3000 since it has great website blocking. I wish the Apple Base Station had website blocking but as far as I see it doesn't. Also, this website blocking has worked great since I installed the router but here is the problem. They frequently have to print items and they're unable to print since it won't find the printer.
The printer that I have is connected by Ethernet cable to the Apple Base Station It appears I have two ways of connecting the E3000 router to my Base Station. The way I currently have it connected is the E3000 is connected to the Apple router through the Internet port on the back. By doing this I get full internet and website blocking but I am unable to print through it. Yet if I connect it to the Apple router through one of it's numbered (1-4) ports, I still get internet, I'm able to print, but yet the website blocking does not work.Since the Apple base station doesn't have website blocking as far as I know the only way I can think of getting around this is to replace my Apple Base Station with another E3000 but I don't want to do this unless I have to.