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Archer VR1600v Parental Control

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Hi, I have the above modem, I have tried to activate the parental control feature to restrict access to some user devices, ipod, I pad and a PC  and followed all instructions as written but the unit still does not restrict access as configured. I'm trying to restrict all internett access between 0000 and 0700 all days. 

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Hi @karlstra,

 

Welcome to TPG Community!

 

The steps that needs to be performed to control the parental lock are:

1. Toggle on parental controls

 

2.Click Add.

 

3.The user should enter or scan the device name,mac address of their device manually to add a device that is not connected.

 

4. Select the effective time period during which the restriction applies.

 

5.Enter a description into the description field.

 

6.Select enable this entry.

 

7. Click save.

 

Please see image below.

 

Parental Control.PNG

 

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Hi, thanks for the info, I tried that and set it up exactly as shown, ...but it does not work. Meaning The devices are still connected to the internett during the effective (blocked) time. What am I doing wrong? 

The correct Mac addresses are selected , saved and the Parental Control is toggled on...

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Hi @karlstra, are you able to check if the time on the modem is correct for your timezone?

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Hi ..yes the time is correct and corresponds to Australia Melblurne.

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Hi @karlstra,

 

My apologies that my initial steps lack a certain component. TP-Link's Parental Control feature requires keyword restriction for it to work.

 

After you set the date/time, you need to turn on the Content Restriction.

 

Choose either Blacklist or Whitelist for the Restriction Type.

  • Blacklist - controlled devices will not be able to access any websites containing the specified keywords during the date/time you've set.
  • Whitelist - will allow the controlled devices access to the specified keyword/s only (for the date/time set).

In the given example (screenshot) above, the controlled devices won't be able to access facebook.com and google.com.

 

Let me know how it goes.

 

Regards,

 

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Hi @karlstra 

 

enable Parental Controls:

add devices, set the time you want them not to access.

enable Content Restriction:

Restriction Policy: enable Whitelist

dont add any words (only add the words of stuff you want them to allow in them hours)

seems to disable all internet..

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Hi @karlstra

 

I recall a similar question posted a while back.

 

Let me share that link. I hope this helps.

 

Re: limit internet bandwidth for individual users


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There doesn't appear to be a way to restrict ALL access by certain devices for set time periods? I tried setting *.* as keywords, but this doesn't work.

 

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Hi @Sjambok

 

Have you tried to put a "word" as a keyword and not a symbol?

 

The system might not read the "symbol" as a keyword.

 

Regards,

BasilDV