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# 222533 16-Aug-2017 12:06
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Hi There!

 

We have a customer who wants to stop his sons 2 devices being able to access the internet at all between 10pm and 7am Sunday > Thursday and 12am to 7am Friday and Saturday. 

 

He has 200Mbps Fibre. 

 

Anyone able to recommend something? We normally supply Zyxel here, but unfortunately, there appears an issue with these routers being able to reliably provide this feature set. 

 

 


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  # 1847480 16-Aug-2017 12:09
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Wired or wireless?

 

I have a Unifi Security Gateway here with Unifi UAP-AC-LR. Wireless is turned off from 9 pm till 6:30 am (one of the access points). I can block individual wired devices as required.





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  # 1847481 16-Aug-2017 12:10
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Wired or wireless?

 

I have a Unifi Security Gateway here with Unifi UAP-AC-LR. Wireless is turned off from 9 pm till 6:30 am (one of the access points). I can block individual wired devices as required.

 

 

He has one device of each type. The customer has wireless devices already for his home automation which cannot be changed, so control needs to be at the gateway.


 
 
 
 


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  # 1847482 16-Aug-2017 12:11
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On the UAP we run two SSID's. One stays on and the other turns off. Kids only have access to the one that turns off overnight.





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  # 1847484 16-Aug-2017 12:12
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It doesn't appear that there is scheduling of wired devices being blocked by schedule yet on the Security Gateway.





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  # 1847499 16-Aug-2017 12:28
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Hi There!

 

We have a customer who wants to stop his sons 2 devices being able to access the internet at all between 10pm and 7am Sunday > Thursday and 12am to 7am Friday and Saturday. 

 

He has 200Mbps Fibre. 

 

Anyone able to recommend something? We normally supply Zyxel here, but unfortunately, there appears an issue with these routers being able to reliably provide this feature set. 

 

 

What about a Fritzbox? We have a 7490 and are using it for exactly that. Excellent Wifi speeds, and has gigabit ethernet.

 

Here is a screenshot of how we have it configured for our kids.

 




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  # 1847526 16-Aug-2017 12:44
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@wiggum so that works wired and wireless and I assume you can set multiple schedules?

 

 


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  # 1847529 16-Aug-2017 12:49
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Are they Windows devices?


 
 
 
 




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  # 1847530 16-Aug-2017 12:50
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No, Android and Windows, but they want Flexibility around whatever they have.


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  # 1847539 16-Aug-2017 12:57
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@wiggum so that works wired and wireless and I assume you can set multiple schedules?

 

 

Yes, does not matter if its wired or wireless, you just need to assign network devices to the access profile. Network devices are based on mac address.

 

And you can have multiple access profiles, we have different profiles for school devices (chromebooks), kids play devices (iphones/ipods/android tablet), parent devices etc. The other nice feature is that you can setup screentime per day, so even if you allocating them time between say 8:00am, and 8:00pm, you may just want to specify 1 hour of online time per day.

 

Edit: A DD-WRT loaded router may be able to offer you similar functionality (though not as configurable, one of the reasons we still have Fritzbox as our main router).

 

https://www.dd-wrt.com/wiki/index.php/Access_Restrictions


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Hey, 

 

the AmpliFi Units from ubiquiti would do this task really simple using their easy to use management app 

 

here are some screenshots on the process.

 

 

 

 

Hope this helps :)

 

 






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Mikrotik with time based firewall rules could do this - not easy/impossible for joe bloggs to do though.

 

The Fritzbox is probably the easiest one for a customer to manage themselves. And the 7490 will be all good with a 200Mbps connection.


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  # 1847594 16-Aug-2017 14:05
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I am using the Synology RT2600 and it has Parental Controls - time schedules per device, blocked/allowed URLS per devices, blocked/allowed categories per devices (not dependent on DNS). And it's fast.





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  # 1847601 16-Aug-2017 14:16
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I use https://www.qustodio.com/en/ myself, then dosent matter who's internet they're on, they'll get booted off.





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  # 1854387 28-Aug-2017 21:17
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Went with the Fritzbox seems to be working well. Thanks for the recommendations.


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