Setup an OpenDNS account for what... blocking phishing sites? Configuring this router is more of a hassle than it needs to be. There are two down sides to using such mechanical timers: they don’t offer a lot of granular controls (only 15, 30, or 60 minute chunks), and if they lose power, the mechanism stops (throwing the timing off when the power comes back on). There was no way to set a time schedule on a single device. After two hours pass, I can grant her Netflix access. Stop using their product. I don't want to set a time schedule for all devices. After I block a site, how long do you wait for it to take affect on the router? 1. Plug it in, plug your device(s) into it, and pick the time you want to perform the reboot. 2-1 Click > [Wireless] > [Professional] tab. Netgear--seriously--content filtering is at best a very limited form of parental control. Let me first say, most preteens and teenagers love their devices regardless if it is a phone, iPod, game system, laptop or something else that connects to your router. User #361696 26 posts. FVS318Gv2,  can you send me more details on how? My purpose is not to document the use of cron - it is well documented elsewhere. I am trying out the Nighthawk router and I am comparing its features to Linksys and Asus routers. To use Parental Controls: In the [Clients Name] column, select the client whose network usage you want to control. So whoever you buy hardware from, you may end up back at the same place. WiFi 6 Access Points and devices are the future of WiFi. Log on to the ASUS RT router’s control panel by entering the router’s default address 192.168.1.1 to the address bar of your preferred browser. PERIOD. Everything is done on the router itself. I set the router to turn off wireless at 9pm which affects EVERY DEVICE. http://kb.netgear.com/app/answers/detail/a_id/25687. How do I set a time schedule on individual devices? ASUS router RT-AC53 won "Thumbs up" award from magazine Computer as "this is router, which is extremely good. Before you dig out an old outlet timer for a box in your garage, consider the following features. Do I split the devices and put some on one band and others on the other band? If you have an Asus WiFi router problem like; NAT / port forwarding not working, connection problems, upgraded to a firmware which caused your router to not work properly here is what you can do to solve the problem.Upgrade to AsusWRT Merlin firmware if you can find your router in the list of available firmware files. Synology is based on there NAS products and they have only two routers ie. The Wireless Settings screen displays. I have a few questions about using the Nighthawk router. I used this configuration for about a week and I used an iPod and a wired computer as test devices to make changes to the configuration. This may or may not stall my netgear adoption. I am not sure what that means but I am waiting on there answer. We both administered some boxes in the late 90s that had ludicrously long uptimes–years–and at the time we were really proud of it. They use OpenDNS for content filtering which they suck too. Depending on your budget, buy a Linksys, Asus or Synology router. Participant reference: whrl.pl/RemE9B. 1) I am not looking to block apps on the router. No, of course not. I don't want to install something like Netgear Genie on there device just to give them access to sites which is normally blocked by OpenDNS or the router. Thanks for the response. Cron is the well-known method of scheduling tasks for Unix, the equivalent of "at" on Windows. I was able to block sites and set a time schedule on the Linksys and Asus router. It depends if the device/s are dual band, how you use them, and their location from the router. If you’re on a budget, your best bet is a 7-day programmable grounded appliance timer like the Enover TS18 ($16) or the Century 7-day Heavy Duty Digital Timer ($13). Under Recurrence Pattern, select Daily or Select Days. Next, I want turn OFF the internet access at 8pm to 2pm the following day. I will try the suggestions and advice and I will post my results. That is the purpose for me to have "testing" devices. http://kb.netgear.com/app/answers/detail/a_id/29913. ASUS Wireless Router RT-AC68U - Parental Controls Parental Controls Web & Apps Filters Time Scheduling Parental Controls allow you to set the time limit for a client's network usage. I don't understand why is it so complicated on a Netgear router. 8. 1900ac and 2600ac. Time Scheduling 1. Thanks I use an iPod Touch 5g and a Windows laptop. 2. The ASUS RT-AC53 router has been awarded with Excellent award by CHIP because "it is a modern router combining affordable price with good equipment, excellent coverage and decent speed". If you have a router or other device in your home that needs periodic reboots to keep it happy, you don’t have to resort to any arcane skills to make that happen. This firmware will probably solve your Asus router problem in 99% of cases. I want to fine tune the blocks and time schedule PER device. Block services - where you configure the service and the IP to be filtered (if you want to completely block that device IP set Service to "ANY" or all services)     c. Schedule - the timeframe you want to set, 3. I had an AC66U running time scheduling to control the kids' hours of access, it was awesome. The ASUS RT-AC53 router has been awarded with Excellent award by CHIP because "it is a modern router combining affordable price with good equipment, excellent coverage and decent speed". From Parental Controls, click Time Scheduling. So, I have set the iPod to 192.168.1.101 in the reservation. Or are you? I am not sure that is restricting internet access to my iPod and the filtering is working as it should. I followied the steps (it is quite straight forward) and added a rules for a specific device (Android Smartphone LG G7 ThinQ) and applied the profile but still device can get internet access. I don't want to turn off or disable the wireless to go off at a specific time, I just want to block a device from accessing the internet at specific times like 8pm to 9am. (Built-in surge protection in appliance timers is rare, so a power strip with surge protection either in the input or output side of the timer is important.). Well, you're out of luck. Everyone uses the router in a different way. What if WiFi is already turned off by schedule but you need to turn it back on momentarily? Since we launched in 2006, our articles have been read more than 1 billion times. Today I will say it again, Netgear SUCKS. Don't waste your time and effort fixing OR looking at fixing something that you that is out of your control. None of these are "perfect" routers but Asus came close to being a really good router. I have found in the android app a schedule reboot option in the network tools section. Asus encourages and supports this use and advertises several routers as particularly suitable for DD-WRT including especially the RT-N16 gigabit router. As you clearly know, the router uses 24 hour time. Speed, Parental Controls, Firewall, Time Schedule, Web History or Log and a good App to manage the router. Go digital for more flexibility, or smart for remote control. Shouldn't devices have a constant connection? Both Linksys and Asus use a grid to block time which to me is easier than how Netgear does it. Though I expect you did this, just in case: Did you confirm the time setting in the router. Unfortunately, I was disappointed because not many sites were block as I hoped for. 2-2 Select Band: 2.4GHz or 5GHz-> Enable Wireless Scheduler set [Yes] -> Click Time … 2. In the [Time Management] column, click the edit icon to edit the Active Schedule. That would be a great feature to have but most home routers don't support it. My son does not have the password for the 5 so all his electronics go off and the rest of ours work. 1. I know 2.4 has a stronger signal. How do I specifically set a time schedule on my iPod? We’re big fans of the iHome iSP5 ($40); it’s easy to set up, rated up to 1800 watts, and we’ve found it very dependable in day to day use. I really would like to cover both app and browser access but I know that I can't block app access. The device you’re rebooting today might not have a ground pin, but the device you’re rebooting a year from now might (many newer and more powerful routers include a beefier power supply and an electrical ground). 2. In this post, I am going to show you Asus wireless N and AC router automatic reboot setup. Liz. No you cant block apps through LPC. I have one other question. In OpenDNS, I have set a time schedule from 9pm to 9am and filtering set to HIGH. None of these are "perfect" routers but Asus came close to being a really good router. Are you kidding here? Dexter~  Thanks for the reply. You can click the +/- buttons on the right of the WiFi schedule dialog to extend WiFi time one-time only. In … Step2: Wireless scheduler settings. @guyguy you can configure this on NETGEAR business firewall. We’ve shown you how to automate restarting your router before in a very geeky way (that involves remotely connecting to your router, writing scripts, and other matters that you may want to avoid), but we’re back with a much simpler solution that not only works for a router but for any other device—including those that don’t support such scripts. It might be worth doing some background reading if you want to find an alternative that avoids the bad stuff that you see in Netgear's approach. From then on, no more trudging over to the router to manually reboot it after a few days—it’ll reboot automatically in the middle of the night. Manually rebooting your router every now and then can be a chore and making your router auto reboot can save time. If I don't want my daughter to access Netflix for two hours in the afternoon, I should be able to make that quick restriction and it takes immediate affect on ALL of her devices. Click edit icon to set time scheduling. This works well most of the time, but what I had really hoped that the Asus Router app would give us a nice easy way of over-riding the control. In the [Time Management] column, click the edit icon to edit the Active Schedule. Currently, I am using a Synology rt2600ac router. With those parameters in mind, here are some products we recommend. Obviously, you want to give them unrestricted internet access with no blocks to any site. 2. 7. Enalbe Time Scheduling and check if system time is the same with your time zone. Robust external antenna After an hour or two has passed, I can grant her access on her devices. A high quality grounded outlet timer combined with a good power strip gives you the most options. I tried using the Nighthawk r8000 router in two different configurations. ASUS wireless routers combine speed and range to give you a seamless wifi experience. The second part, I configured the router but instead I didn't use OpenDNS at all and I didn't use parental controls as PC is tied to OpenDNS. I would love to hear what solution you ended up with in the end as I am looking at this right now too and this nethawk seems to have limitations. You could, for example, use one outlet timer to reboot your cable modem, your router, and your smarthome hub all at once. In the [Add / Delete] column, click the plus(+) icon to add the client. This router is not "perfect" but Synology is heading in the right direction in terms of features. For example, I want to block www.facebook.com or www.youtube.com so that an iPod or computer doesn't have access to those sites. Only a single schedule can be configured. Filtering only works on browsers and is a feature limitation. Asus RT-AC53, AC750 Dual Band WiFi Router with high power design, VPN server and time scheduling. From then on, no more trudging over to the router to manually reboot it after a few days—it’ll reboot automatically in the middle of the night. Well, you're out of luck. Get some parents involved in your product ideation. Speed, Parental Controls, Firewall, Time Schedule, Web History or Log and a good App to manage the router. Yeah, like the kind you use for your Christmas lights. Where are the controls on time of day, device or user? Smart control with ASUSWRT With the ASUSWRT dashboard UI, setup, monitor, and control network applications all in one intuitive area. Under When to turn off wireless signal, select a Start and End. By submitting your email, you agree to the Terms of Use and Privacy Policy. We both administered some boxes in the late 90s that had ludicrously long uptimes–years–and at the time we were really proud of it. Digital timers overcome both of these obstacles. And if you lose power, a digital timer will keep your settings. He has over a decade of experience in publishing and has authored thousands of articles at Review Geek, How-To Geek, and Lifehacker. Turn on WiFi with remote control. RELATED: How to Automatically Reboot Your Router the Geeky Way. Select Turn off wireless signal by schedule… The 5 band radios are NOT set to turn off. The existing parental settings ARE GARBAGE and worthless. thanks. For example, I want to give Mary from 2pm to 8pm EVERYDAY on her laptop internet access. I can access FB on the browser and Youtube on the app. Depending on your budget, buy a Linksys, Asus or Synology router. I need the ability to set a time schedule to block internet access after 9pm on certain devices. AiMesh is powerful, flexible and you can use a mix of ASUS router models — protecting your investment! Click Apply. I have the DNS values already added to the router. Model: R8000|Nighthawk X6 AC3200 Smart WIFI Router, Model: C7000|Nighthawk - AC1900 WiFi Cable Modem Router. Once you’ve purchased a timer for the project, the rest is easy peasy. I am sure that OpenDNS does a better job at blocking sites and categories. I have a lot of devices which includes the following: To get the best speed on all devices, what would be the best band to use 2.4 or 5? In many instances, you can run devices more or less indefinitely, rebooting them perhaps a few times a year if any issues crop up. Everyone uses the router in a different way. 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