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This is a discussion on Login within the Sky Broadband help forums, part of the Sky Broadband help and support category; Hi, I haven't actually purchased Sky Broadband as yet because I'd like to know first if users have to sign ...
- 22-04-08, 01:32 PM #1
I haven't actually purchased Sky Broadband as yet because I'd like to know first if users have to sign in each time they want to use the internet, or is it just a case of double clicking your web browser and your connected? I'm concerned about the latter because I have young children and don't want them to have access without my having to input a user-name & password first. I know that Sky Broadband comes with Parental Control via McAffee, but I'd appreciate it if someone could confirm that signing in to the Broadband is required or can be set (and if so, how). I've contacted Sky Customer Support and, well.....
Any info would be appreciated. Thanks.
- 22-04-08, 01:45 PM #2
Just fire up your browser and it uses your LAN connection to the router. No login required and it cannot be set to require one. The mcafee software is a firewall and antivirus, as far as I know it has no parental controls in it. If you are worried about the kids accessing the internet unsupervised then create an account on the pc for them and remove the internet explorer icons from the desktop and menu, if they can work around that then you are gonna have problems anyway. For parental controls you would require a seperate piece of software.
- 22-04-08, 02:23 PM #3
yeh just setup enter your browser and internet is up and running, i use internet explorer but i only let my kids use mozilla firefox which i have added parental controls with an add on filter called procon which stops pages from certain predefined words / content being viewable without parental password
procon is totally free and is sometimes over-protective but sites you want to allow can be added to safe to view list
as paulsky says just setup seperate accounts on pc for adults and kids giving kids account only firefox as a browser option
- 22-04-08, 06:46 PM #4
i dont use the macafee from sky as i got it from natwest but i use the parent controls as my 7 year old nephew uses my laptop! and its very effective i recommend tht as all you have to do is double click on internet and no login is required which is dangerous for children really!! but i recommend mcafee or sophos filter is effective too
- 22-04-08, 08:23 PM #5
I know a few people have already suggested software and add-ons to use for parental controls, the software I use for my PC's is K9 web protection, again it is free of charge, works with firefox and IE (maybe more, but they are the only browsers I use), is very configurable and so far my kids have not found a way around it.