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    Scheduled device blocking

    This is a discussion on Scheduled device blocking within the Sky Router forums, part of the Sky Broadband help category; Hi - My kids are "challenging us" with their use of iPods and it's become a daily battle to either ...

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      Question Scheduled device blocking

      Hi - My kids are "challenging us" with their use of iPods and it's become a daily battle to either to get them to put the devices down before going to school or when they go to bed, usually resulting in a big argument and them having the devices taken away....

      For a quiet life I want to set up the router so that they can only connect their devices between certain times. I can't seem to find a way of doing this in the admin console. Has anyone done this sort of thing before and if so how please??


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      Re: Scheduled device blocking

      This is partially possible, although not perhaps as well as you would like.

      What you can do is to set up a block & schedule if for a specific time frame. This would stop all devices. However you can add a specific exception, say you own computer.

      Another choice would be to navigate to the router and disable the WiFi each evening.

      Please take a look at the following guides to see if they can help:

      Blocking specific sites (Why, How, limitations)

      Setting up the Schedule

      There is one major flaw with this option though: Press the Reset button on the router and all the settings are lost.

      I would suggest that you also change the Wireless SSID (Name) and password at the same time. Whilst this won't get over Reset issue, it would mean that you know about it immediately.

      I would also suggest that you backup the Sky Hub's settings to a file when you have made the changes. This would make it quicker and easier to recover things.

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      Re: Scheduled device blocking

      Just to add to Scubbies article on Blocking sites. You may find that simply putting in the first part of an address, ie www, www2. ftp https:// etc will work. This works with some routers, but maybe not with all. You can test it quite simply by putting www in the keyword box and see if you can go to BBC - Homepage or simply If you are blocked you can add others. Make sure you have Always selected when you test it, you can add by schedule later.

      This method is better than naming particular sites as it is almost impossible to block them all, but you could add google, bing, yahoo, facebook, twitter just for good measure.


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