Linksys Wireless Router :: E3200 - Parental Control On Devices
Sep 12, 2012
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!
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?
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 am trying to use the Parental Control feature. I can't use Cisco Connect as there currently isn't an update for this router for Mac OSX Lion The firmware version in the support site hasn't been updated for ages, and I am running the latest (v 1.0.04) The Parental control tab, that is supposed to appear in the web browser interface isn't there. It's supposed to be, but doesn't show up.
I have tried both old firmware (2.37) then the Cloud firmware and now back to 2.37 again. the parental controls seems kind of fool proof but anyhow they dont work for me.If I set the internet access as denied at certain times, if the client is already connected when that time occours, it can continue to use internet (until it disconnects and tries to reconnect). Happens almost every time. And the biggest problem is that if I try to block internet access for a device like a cell phone, even though the user can not access the internet through the web browser, apps like Facebook, games etc can still access internet. Kind of useless parental control?!But I have tried to reset, reflash etc.Also I find this router pretty unstable, the only device that works flawless is my iPad (3), the laptops and cell phones at home loses internet connection every one and then, even though it seems like they have good connection to the router. Never been a problem with my earlier routers.
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?
I'm trying to limit my kids' access to the internet during the night, since I caught them plugging their laptops and the Xbox into the router's Ethernet ports late at night so they could circumvent the wireless guest access. The problem is, I only have 5 available control slots and the list of devices I browse to choose from is vague at best. Half of the devices listed in parental controls say "Network Device" and the other half say "iPhone" or "iPad". Isn't there an easy way to choose the correct devices to restrict, like by IP or MAC address? And if not, why is this so confusing and difficult? I have a family of 10 in my house and everyone is connecting with their own phn or 3 iPads, 2 laptops, 2 desktop PCs, 1 Xbox and 1 PS3.I tried limiting the DHCP Reservation list, but that seems to only affect the wireless access, not the 4 ethernet port connections.
I have the Linksys/Cisco router E4200. My question is setting up parental control features as specified in [URL] - specifically the blocking of sites based on certain keywords and/or blocking sites based on age groups (child/teen). I do not see this capability in my Cisco Connect software. Is this feature available for E4200 v1? If so, how can I obtain the software?
For a high end wireless router like the E4200, the parental control features are lacking. The other features and performance of the router are great, but why not provide outstanding router based parental controls? With the latest firmware (1.0.03) no new parental control features were made available. Currently, I can restrict by time, which is useful. I can also restrict 10 websites - which is not useful. I certainly don't want to maintain a list of the 10 most offending websites that I want to block. First of all, 10 is not even close to being enough. Second, and more important, there should be a way to subscribe to some service that automatically updates the list of blocked websites based on content. I would not mind paying for this service if the cost is reasonable. I know that there are software "solutions" for this, but my 6 year old easily found a way around this sort of solution. I have tried many with no success. The only real way to enforce parental controls in a home network is at the router. I would love to this feature available on this high end router. There are a few lower end wireless routers that offer this service, but the other feature set is poor. I want to have my cake and eat it too.
I have in my possession three E2000 and I wanted to buy 3 more, but the model seems to not be on sale anymore so I bought his successor the E2500.In the E2000 I used the Internet Policy menu to block internet access of certain computer by entering their mac address.In the E2500, they seem to have removed this menu to replace it with a Parental Control menu, which offers far fewer options, basically you can only block a computer that is connected to the router, you can not block a pc by the ip or by his mac address.Is there a way to have a menu similar to Internet policy in the E2500? A hidden menu, or a different firmware?
I'm sure this has been asked a 1000 times but don't see my router.I have a WRT31on I lost the software in a fire (saved the router) never used parental control but now all the grand kids are asseccing with ipads, pods etc.can't use parental on each item. need to do it at the router
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 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 just bought the E3200 and have it all set up and have been able to successfully print from the USB port. I want to know if you can use a USB hub to connect multiple devices to the router. I found a couple of similar questions on the forum, but they're all back in 2011 before the 1.4 update to Cisco Connect.
I bought the E3200 to replace an older Linksys model. The older model worked but the signal was weak throughout the house. I installed the e3200 using the Cisco connect software but it told me that it wasn't sure I was connected to the internet. I wasn't. Showed a strong signal but could not connect via wireless devices or from the cable from the router to the desktop.
I have LUS Fiber service which does not use a modem. I have had them recycle the signal several times and have done tried many different variations of the MAC numbers from ipconfig or from cloning. Have also tried it with the MAC cloning disabled so the router's MAC number is used. I have reset, rebooted and done just about every possible option.
Spoke with my provider many times and they insist they are sending me a signal. They also recognized the router's MAC number on their end.I purchased one router and it wouldn't connect, so I exchanged it. All these shenanigans I have gone through are with the second router because I figured the hardware isn't the problem.
I've just bought all-in-one router X2000.And I found that in the parental control [ADD] windows does not show every device's name.It shows only 3 of 20 devices (ex. My-nb, PCaccount, PChuman, but the others show "Network device").
I just recently (4 days ago) purchased an E3200 router. I noticed some random disconnects on my devices using the 2.4GHz frequency.I installed inSSIDer from MetaGeek to see what was going on and noticed some strange behavior where the Amplitude on the 2.4GHz randomly drops dramatically. Sometimes its once every 10 minutes, other times it happens 5 times in one minute. I can't figure out what is the cause. The 5GHz signal is steady as a rock.
What I tried so far: Set the Channel to the least crowded channel instead of auto, upgraded the firmware, restarted the router all to no avail. This is annoying to say the least. It doesn't affect anything unless you are playing video games or running a remote desktop session, where a single disconnect is disastrous. I just upgraded from an old linksys wrt54g, tried a netgear n600 which was terrible, then swapped it out for the Cisco E3200..
I'm trying to set parental control for one of the kids in household, url...2gaming2Every Day 06:00 - 22:43 (meaning from 6am to 10:43pm he can acces ONLY those two sites, correct?)but, when I turn parental control on, all internet is off for him even allowed sites. Time right now is 21:44 gmt+2 and my router time is set right, so I don't know why it doest work?
Region : Europe Model : TL-WR1043ND Hardware Version : V1 Firmware Version : ISP : Region : Germany Model : TL-WR1043ND Hardware Version : Not Clear Firmware Version : 3.13.13 Build 130428 Rel.58290n ISP :
I'am a user of perfect-privacy.com (who provide VPN access for safe internet usage) and want to force the users of my internet connection to use perfect-privacy. On my old router i only allow access to the domain *.perfect-privacy.com and deny all other domains. To surf the web it was nessesary to connect via VPN (example server: moscow.perfect-privacy.com) to surf the web.
I've tested the Parental Control, but when i have activated it, i can access perfect-privacy.com, but i can't open a VPN connection to a Perfect Privacy server. Is there any way to configure Parental Control to allow VPN connections, or realize me needs in another way?
For our children, we use the parental control feature of the DIR-615 (RevD, FW4.11b15), which works excellently. I use the whitelist feature, so only trusted web sites can be accessed. Unfortunately the DIR-615 only has 10 entries in that list and I will soon need more. So I wonder if there is another D-Link router that offers a bigger list with maybe 50 or even 100 entries?
I'm trying to activate parental control for the F5D7231-4 (2000). When I go to the parental control screen, I only get a button to subscribe now (see image). When I click the button, I am sent to the Belkin UK website. I cannot find out how to get the parental controls activated on the U.S. site. I am running the latest firmware (F5D7231-4_US_5.01.11 ).
Update: I looked at the source code for the page in the router...it's referencing a website : [URL] that no longer seems to be valid. Or is this a problem in the firmware ?
How to configure Belkin N (F5D8636-4) Client IP Filtering so that a range of client IP' deny access to the internet using the following blocked time ranges e.g. Mon 5:00pm to Tues 2:00pm, Tues 5:00pm to Wed 2:00pm, Wed 5:00pm to Thur 2:00pm, Thur 5:00pm to Fri 2:00pm, Fri 5:00pm to Sat 10:00am, Sat 1:00pm to Sun 10:00am, Sun 1:00pm to Mon 2:00pm - BTW - this access regime is to deny internet access for my teenage son?
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.