02-05-2014 11:23 AM
I have been a U-verse Internet customer for several years. I am looking for more router features, such as scheduled down-times for my kids' devices, but my current router/gateway is limited in its capabilities. Am I eligible for a more modern router? That is, do new U-verse customers receive routers with more sophistication related to controlling device usage [by MAC address, etc.] than the older models?
I have an old wireless router, of my own, but this model cannot be connected to the U-verse gateway, to act as an AP, so I am limited as to what I can do. I am looking for another reason to stay with U-verse, as other ISP's offer device control.
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02-05-2014 11:32 AM
Will this get you what you want? http://www.att.net/smartcontrols-InternetParentalControls. It's free with your Uverse service.
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02-13-2014 2:33 AM
No. That solution needs to be installed on each [Windows] PC. My kids use tablets and iPod's more often than their PC's. Even were client software available for iOS and Android, centralized router-based solution makes the most sense for acting as the gateway to the Internet, versus device-based bloatware.
Access controls are available even on the most rudimentary consumer routers these days.
02-13-2014 4:15 AM
02-13-2014 4:29 AM
Fair enough. I was hoping to avoid that as my pre-existing router is not compatible for bridging. However, it is what it is, so I will proceed thusly if I get around to it.
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