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Parental time controls for wi-fi -U verse 3801HGV

Parental time controls for wi-fi -U verse 3801HGV

How ( or can ) I set up time limits for wireless access ?  Shut off at 10 pm for example ?  I have been in the settings and no where can I find this option.

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Re: Parental time controls for wi-fi -U verse 3801HGV

The U-verse gateway does not have that feature.

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Re: Parental time controls for wi-fi -U verse 3801HGV

Many people purchase a separate router/firewall that has those features.  If you take this route, you can then disable the wireless access in the RG and control it through this router.

 

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Re: Parental time controls for wi-fi -U verse 3801HGV


stepmonster wrote:

How ( or can ) I set up time limits for wireless access ?  Shut off at 10 pm for example ?  I have been in the settings and no where can I find this option.



First - I love your username, it made me laugh!

 

Second - is your goal to limit internet use on laptop/desktop computers or some other device? There are a lot of device based options that allow you to set restrictions. 

 

Let us know what you're trying to restrict access on and we'll find some ways to help. 

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Re: Parental time controls for wi-fi -U verse 3801HGV

Thanks about the user name, it is the stepchild I am trying to restrict so I figured the username fit LOL

 

Yes I am trying to prevent her from circumventing the parental controls that will be on her phone as soon as school starts again and using the ipod or kindle to chat.  Or just the phone but via wifi, without having to unplug it each night.  If I have to then I will just do that but was hoping to have a setting.

 

Thanks Smiley Happy

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Re: Parental time controls for wi-fi -U verse 3801HGV

That is a tough one indeed. I have a teenage son, so I know where you're coming from. Smiley Happy

 

There was a period of time where any electronic device had to leave the room (or actually be with me) during homework time and at bed time. That helped establish the right behavior and we didn't have to do it for that long. 

 

Another option is to change the wireless password and have her bring the device to you when she needs to use it. Of course, you'd need to make sure that the network settings were wiped out when it's time to put the device away. 

 

 

 

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Re: Parental time controls for wi-fi -U verse 3801HGV

So in other words there is no soultion.

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Re: Parental time controls for wi-fi -U verse 3801HGV

The gateway does not have that feature so, no; you cannot set parental controls through the gateway. 

 

As JefferMC noted above, you can get a router that has those capabilites and apply parental controls using the router. 

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Re: Parental time controls for wi-fi -U verse 3801HGV

Saw this on Facebook and couldn't resist.

wifi password.jpg

” Auto racing, bull fighting, and mountain climbing are the only real sports … all others are games.”- Ernest Hemingway
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OMG LOVE IT !!!  Now that is an answer I can use LOL 

 

Although I wish there was a simpler way ( or knew how ) to only delete her devices.  I hate having to enter in the new password for all of the adults Smiley Happy

 

Kids are highly overrated !!

 

Thanks for the morning chuckle !!

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Hahaha! Love it. 

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I have a soon to be 4 yo and I know I'm going to have to start worrying about these things as well.  That pic showed up on Facebook and I couldn't resist.

” Auto racing, bull fighting, and mountain climbing are the only real sports … all others are games.”- Ernest Hemingway
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This realy sucks.  I had a Wireless Linksys G 2.4 Broadband Router that I used with Earthlink and now with U-Verse I have the 2Wire 3800HGV-B system.  Can I connect them together to help me istablish the parental control, and how,  Or am I        _OL?  Maybe I should start shopping for a service that has these features availabe out of the box (maybe I should have stayed with Earthlink).  Any ideas?  Thanks,

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cbukhari wrote:

This realy sucks.  I had a Wireless Linksys G 2.4 Broadband Router that I used with Earthlink and now with U-Verse I have the 2Wire 3800HGV-B system.  Can I connect them together to help me istablish the parental control, and how,  Or am I        _OL?  Maybe I should start shopping for a service that has these features availabe out of the box (maybe I should have stayed with Earthlink).  Any ideas?  Thanks,


 

See the following post for instructions to set up your own router using the DMZPlus feature:

http://forums.att.com/t5/Residential-Gateway/U-verse-for-BUSINESS-2Wire-3600HGV-bridge-mode-or-anoth...

 

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I can't believe AT&T has not fixed this.  We also had Linksys router before and I was able to schedule turning wifi off and on and customize to individual MAC addresses (so my phone didn't have to lose wifi).   We'd all like to think our kids will make the right choice with enough encouragement, but in the end they are teenagers/children and brain development is not quite at that point.  Two out of three of my kids are reasonably good at limiting themselves but one has impulse control and just needs a reminder that it's time to shut things down and go to bed.   From previous research I understand the 2Wire systems outside of AT&T offer this.    (Dear At&T mod don't suggest, the parental controls - they are terrible and don't address the wifi issue at all).   For some reason I am not able to sister in our old router so instead I have to turn wifi off and on manually.    This is definately in the mix for weighing whether we remain with Uverse now that the promotional rate has expired.

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