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MANAGE WI-FI CONNECTED DEVICES: Circle recognizes and manages wired and wireless devices on your home network.
Software requirements: iOS and Android
Set time limits: create daily time limits on apps and popular sites like Facebook, Instagram, snapchat, and YouTube.
Filter content: set individual filter levels by made (pre-k, kid, teen, and adult) for each member of your Family.
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We had similar problems. The circle kills internet speeds on the devices and often drops/disconnects the internet completely. I have to remove the device from the managed devices to get the internet to function again. So we have to manually add the device to a kid and then pause their access.

I haven't had the time to research the above problem or the following problem so any advice would be appreciated.

Our router has the following connection options 2.4 and 5 ghz and a Guest. As far as I can tell, the circle only regulates one of the 3 options, not all three. My 13 y.o daughter figured out that if she was in the circle and couldn't get on the web, all she had to do was connect to whatever band she was not on. For example, if she was on 2.4, then she would switch to 5ghz or the guest. Is there a way to apply the circle to all three connections? I looked through the settings and setup but didn't see anything that looked like it would work.

Overall the Circle has been more of a PITA then it has been worth,
Yes Circle ⭕️ slowly bringing down the internet speed until router is a brick. Simple restart of router doesn't bring back the internet until hard reboot. But my friend using Google Mesh/Netgear Orbi says it's working for them. But with Linksys not working for me. I want to research if setting up two routers but Circle connected to only one of them would help. Other one being secure password with no access to kids should be able to use for office VPN which is real pain with circle connected router
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Yes Circle ⭕️ slowly bringing down the internet speed until router is a brick. Simple restart of router doesn't bring back the internet until hard reboot. But my friend using Google Mesh/Netgear Orbi says it's working for them. But with Linksys not working for me. I want to research if setting up two routers but Circle connected to only one of them would help. Other one being secure password with no access to kids should be able to use for office VPN which is real pain with circle connected router
Ours only screwed up the device that was managed by the circle. I never put my phone/ipad/laptop or my wife's devices as managed and we never had a problem. But whatever device was put into the circle had super slow speeds (we have a 400 Mbps connection and that device would get .5 Mbps). Eventually the device would lose connection completely. Never had our router lockup.
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I have this, but unfortunately I have to turn it off. It is messing up my wifi connection after sometime and have to reboot my router.
Same. My echos couldn't connect to Amazon at all.
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I got this Disney circle free with netgear orbi mesh setup
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I've used both this and the free built in option on some Netgear routers. Let me see if I can help a little here:
-- The built in option requires a sub to unlock all the features of the cube. If you only have tried the free built in option you are missing out on about 75% of the features.
-- This cube will do nothing for mobile devices using cellular connections.
-- This is way more powerful and convenient than any other packaged software with a router that I've seen. Netgear's other built in safety option is a joke compared to Circle. Google Home? Not even close.
-- The cube only works with certain routers. I'm willing to bet that those with issues are almost always running unsupported hardware. You can Google to check if your router is compatible. I've yet to encounter drops or performance hits while using this. Have now connected it up to three different compatible routers without issue. I'm running a VPN and have close to 50 devices on the network.
-- If someone tampers with the device you get an instant notification.
-- It's not perfect. It does not instantly kill some internet services. Xbox Live still often functions after I turn service off. Netflix and YouTube cache their streams and as a result won't stop playing content immediately.

I paid $75 for mine on sale 3 years ago. It's a great device. No regrets at $75 and I have zero hesitation in recommending at this price. Just be aware that new hardware is coming. Some new functionality will be added. Check that before ordering.
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I've used both this and the free built in option on some Netgear routers. Let me see if I can help a little here:
-- The built in option requires a sub to unlock all the features of the cube. If you only have tried the free built in option you are missing out on about 75% of the features.
-- This cube will do nothing for mobile devices using cellular connections.
-- This is way more powerful and convenient than any other packaged software with a router that I've seen. Netgear's other built in safety option is a joke compared to Circle. Google Home? Not even close.
-- The cube only works with certain routers. I'm willing to bet that those with issues are almost always running unsupported hardware. You can Google to check if your router is compatible. I've yet to encounter drops or performance hits while using this. Have now connected it up to three different compatible routers without issue. I'm running a VPN and have close to 50 devices on the network.
-- If someone tampers with the device you get an instant notification.
-- It's not perfect. It does not instantly kill some internet services. Xbox Live still often functions after I turn service off. Netflix and YouTube cache their streams and as a result won't stop playing content immediately.

I paid $75 for mine on sale 3 years ago. It's a great device. No regrets at $75 and I have zero hesitation in recommending at this price. Just be aware that new hardware is coming. Some new functionality will be added. Check that before ordering.
My Asus router is the first one on Circle's compatibility list - I checked this before I bought the Circle.
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Wrong .... it uses ARP spoofing. Could have negative effects to internet speed. I personally would never use it, there are other ways to implement what Circle achieves.
Man in the middle attack in a cube - super effective for its purpose - most folks who connect it properly will think it's magic. Works amazing.
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I have this, but unfortunately I have to turn it off. It is messing up my wifi connection after sometime and have to reboot my router.
Same thing happened to me. Eventually I had to return it because heir customer service cannot fix the issue.
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So, with every packet passing from your router to Circle and then back through your router - you will absolutely see slowness if the Circle is connected wirelessly, and if wired, that interface is only 100Mbps. So if you have 200/400+ bandwidth, kiss it goodbye. You'll definitely want the newer device with gig-e.

Unless, you're comfortable partitioning off your kids' devices so that only they are affected by this thing.....

https://support.meetcircle.com/hc...rcle-Work-
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Does it have a monthly fee. The q&a seems to indicate it's $10/month, while others say it's free...
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Does it have a monthly fee. The q&a seems to indicate it's $10/month, while others say it's free...
This particular one, "Currently" does not. All of the features are unlocked and included. BUT, in the following support article, they mention that "small updates" will be made to this particular device, and eventually support will stop.

https://support.meetcircle.com/hc...-Home-Plus

Right now, we have all of the features unlocked and are able to use it w/o paying extra per month.

That being said, we rely on ours and will upgrade to the Circle Home Plus.
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I just take away the tablet.
But do you also stand over them as they use it to make sure the content is appropriate?
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Does it have a monthly fee. The q&a seems to indicate it's $10/month, while others say it's free...
There is very basic web filtering included, but all of the other features now require a $10 per month subscription
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This looked good. I do most of the stuff it offers on a per device basis already: Android has it, and the PS4 and Windows PC even allow most of the stuff to be configured and changed on the fly remotely, from my phone. But I was interested by the whole house solution (maybe using a second router to make life easier). Then i read in the reviews at Amazon that they introduced a monthly subscription system. While some stuff stay free (internet filtering), some other cool feature are now subscription based (time limits, reports, etc...).

Buyer beware !
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It terribly brought down speed of my internet connection. Might vary for you. I have 150Mbps on Linksys. Also VPN connection for office network getting blocked and disconnected. Hence I want to try to add one more router and connect Disney for that but use the primary router for office VPN without issues, not sure how far that works..any thoughts?
You can remove your office computer from CIRCLE.
I hard wire my desktop.
My work computer via corporate VPN works fine.

CIRCLE works okay once you figure out the nuances.
For whatever reason, two profiles that I had set up work differently.
My one son has not issues (YouTube music etc).
My other son had terrible issues with connectivity.
I moved my 2nd son's devices under my other sons profile, and all is well.
It's just more convenient ATM for me vs. figuring out the differences and testing.

Best function is BEDTIME and limits to internet searches. No porn or naked pics.
Also, I can turn off wifi to their computers when I want. "NO MORE FORTNITE! Get to your chores."

Lastly, the cell monitoring isn't all that great.
We pay the $5 subscription, but phones have workarounds and doesn't seem to work crisply.
For phones, apps get blocked a lot, so you need to make it "full open" to allow usage. For the life of me, I do not know why schools now expect kids to use smartphones for math apps, etc. (I'm sure it's just my kids telling me that they "need it".)
Lastly, if you block INSTAGRAM/FACEBOOK/etc., the app still loads, but it does not connect to their servers. Existing content still shows.
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