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block kids' gaming websites, certain hours, stock ASUS firmware

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block kids' gaming websites, certain hours, stock ASUS firmware

With COVID, my kids are addicted to roblox and diggerz games. I have an ASUS rt-66u running my main show... where and what do i do to limit hours/access to those domains?
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The trick is not to block them, but to give your kids underpowered unbranded hardware. That way they are forced to mess with it to make their games work, which teaches them computer skills
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In the Parental Control panel, you can block network access to specific devices entirely for certain hours of the day. This prevents ANY internet access, though, not just the specific website(s). You're not going to find the level of granularity of control that you're looking for on the router.
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Huh? Taking the device out of their hands not an option?
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If you have a spare machine or a Raspberry Pi, install Pi-Hole or AdGuard Home

No spare computer? Edit the host file on their computer
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stansoltz wrote: With COVID, my kids are addicted to roblox and diggerz games. I have an ASUS rt-66u running my main show... where and what do i do to limit hours/access to those domains?
I use parental controls on router along with open dns and windows parental controls
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I block the IPs from internet access based on a set schedule. I do this thru my Bell Fibe modem, which is also my router.
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Install the Asus Router app on your phone, then block device by time of day using parental control. I find the app more convenient and easier than having to login to the router
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stansoltz wrote: With COVID, my kids are addicted to roblox and diggerz games. I have an ASUS rt-66u running my main show... where and what do i do to limit hours/access to those domains?
If you don't want a separate software installed on their machines, then perhaps get a better router with more such options. You can limit their speed, if needed, block,kick, etc. I know my archer
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Drthorne wrote: Install the Asus Router app on your phone, then block device by time of day using parental control. I find the app more convenient and easier than having to login to the router
Does the Asus Router App allow more fine grained control of time when access is off. Example in 15 or 30 mins block instead of 1 hour?
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stansoltz wrote: With COVID, my kids are addicted to roblox and diggerz games. I have an ASUS rt-66u running my main show... where and what do i do to limit hours/access to those domains?
I am fiddling with these but don't like the limitation of using an hour as the minimum time block. Wish this router offered similar flexibility as my older smartrg505N modem where I could add any time instead of limited to hourly chunks.
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Dreamrider wrote: Huh? Taking the device out of their hands not an option?
That would likely mean unfriending/unfollowing them on FB or Instagram.

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