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Rogers Internet Parental Control for Modems/Routers

We currently use Roger High Speed internet and was wondering whether there is a software so that internet trafffic at the router can be disabled at eg 10 PM to 8 AM .

 

Thanks,

Zabs

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Re: Rogers Internet Parental Control for Modems/Routers

Hi @zabs

 

Welcome to the Community Forums! Smiley Happy

 

You've come to the right place for assistance. This sounds like something one of our Resident Experts, @Datalink or @Gdkitty can provide some insight into.

 

 

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@zabs, have a look at the following post and scroll down thru the rest of the thread from there.  Hopefully that will describe what you are trying to set up.  

 

http://communityforums.rogers.com/t5/forums/forumtopicpage/board-id/Getting_connected/message-id/355...

 



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Re: Rogers Internet Parental Control for Modems/Routers

Setting Time Limits - CODA 4582

 

Trying to set some time limits for the kids.  I have already gone in and set up the Device Filter, and set some management rules, but I find this very poorly designed, and unintuitive.

 

I cannot allow access for a certain part of the day, such as from noon to 6pm (example).  The filter does not allow me to block after midnight, and therefore I can only technically block from 6pm to 11:59pm.  It does not give me any other options to block another time slot for the SAME day....

 

am I doing this correctly?  some advice would be appreciated....

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There is another user who determined that if you selectively set the time zone of the modem, you can  run a denial time past midnight in our timezone.  What you do is set the time zone so that midnight of the selected time zone corresponds to the earliest time that you want to block.  So, if that time was for example starting at 10 pm to 7 am, set the timezone so that modem midnight started at 10 pm our time.   So, if you wanted to run more than one cut-off period, set the modem timezone so that modem midnight started at the time selected for the first cut-off time.  You should be able to then run more than one cut-off time.  That will require you to experiment with two cut-off times to see if the modem will cooperate.



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Re: Rogers Internet Parental Control for Modems/Routers

These devices would be considered on par with the most very basic stand alone router.. barely having any parental controls at all Smiley Sad
(at least these ones have SOME.. some of the earlier ones didnt have any at all, beyond device filtering)

 

This is where using a 3rd party router can serve better, mostly in options/features.

I am currently using an ASUS router.. and it has much better parental controls.  
Much more filtering options.   And the setting of times is done in 1 hr blocks.  You click on/off each specific block on each day.  So allows you to have 2 hours in the morning, a gap, then 3 in the eve, etc.



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@Datalink wrote:

There is another user who determined that if you selectively set the time zone of the modem, you can  run a denial time past midnight in our timezone.  What you do is set the time zone so that midnight of the selected time zone corresponds to the earliest time that you want to block.  So, if that time was for example starting at 10 pm to 7 am, set the timezone so that modem midnight started at 10 pm our time.   So, if you wanted to run more than one cut-off period, set the modem timezone so that modem midnight started at the time selected for the first cut-off time.  You should be able to then run more than one cut-off time.  That will require you to experiment with two cut-off times to see if the modem will cooperate.


Genius.

 

I've come to realize that these settings are of the upmost basic format... I would love to have the type of control you have with the Asus, but I realize that will require me getting another router... it is what it is...

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Re: Rogers Internet Parental Control for Modems/Routers

Yeah.. its unfortunate that we need to Smiley Sad
Really if people want more than just the basic basic settings.. and want any sort of customization at all.. a 3rd party router is necessary.

Its unfortunately a $$ investment.

But generally most people are well served spending that investment for the extra features that one will often gain.
- More advanced parental controls

- More advanced port forwarding (no limitations on number of forwarding)

- No limits on DHCP reservations

- Stepping up to a router with external antennas, etc will often greatly increase range.



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Re: Rogers Internet Parental Control for Modems/Routers

Is there any way to have the internet blocked for particular parts of the day, say 8-4 Monday to Friday?

 

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@Rdimarco try this:

 

1.  Log into the modem and navigate to SECURITY .... DEVICE FILTER

2.  Select the Show button for the connected devices and let that build in.  I don't know how fast or slow that build in time actually is. 

3.  When the list has finished building copy the Host Name or MAC address of the device in question.  Select Block Listed and Add Managed Device, which will bring up a secondary entry panel. 

4.  Paste in the Host Name or MAC address and select Device Managed - YES and Manage All Day - NO. 

5.  At this point, after you have selected NO to Manage All Day, a Day and Time selection panel will show up as part of that panel.  At that point you can select the days and the times for the management.  From an old CGN3 user manual comes the following:

 

Use the Managed Weekdays fields to specify the days on which the device should be managed. A red background indicates that the device will be managed (access will be blocked), and a green background indicates that the device will not be managed (access will not be blocked). Click a day to toggle the rule on or off for the relevant day.

 

Use the Manage Time Start fields to specify the period during which the device should be managed. Enter the start time in the From fields, using twentyfour hour notation, and enter the end time in the To
fields.

 

I remember that there's something a little goofy with the selection of the day management.  If the colour indications above appear to work in reverse, as in Red turns out to be not blocked and Green turns out to be blocked, then simply reverse the choices.  

 

You will have to set the time for the modem to your local time in the ADMIN ..... TIME SETTING.  One thing to note, the managed time will not go beyond midnight, so, if you wanted to run a time block that starts before midnight and ends the next morning, you will have to set the time zone so that the modem's midnight is the same time as your desire management start time, and then set the end time as required.  So, in the case of Eastern Standard time for example, if the management start time was supposed to be 10 pm EST, set the time for UTC-03:00 Newfoundland, Greenland, Brazil East, which is two hours ahead of EST (modem midnight will be at 10 pm EST).  Then set the management start time for midnight and the stop time for how many hours you want the management time to last. 

 

That should hopefully do what you need to do.