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Router that supports time schedule blocking by device?

formy3kids 598 91 June 7, 2016 at 11:21 AM
I currently have a Netgear R7000 router. I cannot find in the router setting where it allows to schedule access by device. I can block a device completely, but not on schedule. Does Netgear just fall short in this area? Is there another similar router that I could do this on? I was reading that Linksys has this capability, but don't know which of their routers would be the best...or if another brand would. Help?

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Let me guess is this for parental controls?
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A hard time based cut off may not work so well. Many computers/phones/tablets are programmed to do automatic updates at night when charging.
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tomato? i don't know the stability of this specific router.

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Open mesh routers use cloudtrax. Lots of control.
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i just manually block access. lol.
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Tomato by Shibby has the ability to create Access Restrictions by time, mac address, IP, and even network protocol. A bit of Google-Fu should tell you if it can be installed on your router.
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Let me guess is this for parental controls?
Yes...need to keep my teen off of it at night.
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hmmm. i need this too. would check this tomato by shibby out.
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A hard time based cut off may not work so well. Many computers/phones/tablets are programmed to do automatic updates at night when charging.
I agree

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Yes...need to keep my teen off of it at night.
A better option might be to say all chargers are out in a common area.
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A better option might be to say all chargers are out in a common area.
That's a bit hard to enforce.

I'd try to do something like more aggressive content filtering / blocking of specific sites/apps on a schedule, but this would be harder to setup.
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That's a bit hard to enforce.

I'd try to do something like more aggressive content filtering / blocking of specific sites/apps on a schedule, but this would be harder to setup.
Something like that would probably require stepping up to a home-built router, using an old PC. Something like Untangle or Sophos Home have those kind of features. There are some routers that offer some URL filtering, but I don't keep up with that sort of thing.

OpenDNS offers filtering, but I don't recall them having a way to schedule the filter times. You can check out their offerings here: https://www.opendns.com/home-internet-security/
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time based bandwidth throttling also works. Over 8 hours their computer will still download updates at 128kbps.
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This is a builtin feature on most broadband routers under parental controls.
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This is a builtin feature on most broadband routers under parental controls.
since you insisted, i just read the manual, seems it has schedule blocking.

www.downloads.netgear.com/files/GDC/R7000/R7000_UM_10Oct13.pdf
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