The pcWRT router provides two ways to monitor your network activities. You can view every site visited (or blocked) by each device (or user) by clicking the “View Logs” link on the Access Control page. And you can view the bandwidth consumption of each device on the Bandwidth Monitor page. Access Logs Click the View […]Continue Reading... 2 Comments.
The pcWRT router gives a lot of flexibility for configuring allowed or blocked web sites. You can allow or block a URL, a subdomain, a domain, a certain port on a domain, a port, or a port for a specific protocol. URL Filter Mode For URL Filter Mode, you can choose “Black List” or “White […]Continue Reading... 4 Comments.
The pcWRT router allows you to pause the Internet in multiple ways. You can pause all devices with Access Control enabled, or only devices in a certain profile. You can pause while connected to your home network, or remotely through pcwrt.com. A single click on the pause button pauses the Internet for 30 minutes, each […]Continue Reading... 4 Comments.
With the proliferation of digital gadgets at home, more and more parents turn to parental control on the WiFi router as a solution to managing children’s online experience. If you do some research, you’ll find a number of choices in this category. That’s the good news – more options are available now than before. But […]Continue Reading... No Comments.
Some parents voiced concerns that their children spent too much time playing Minecraft. They asked how to block Minecraft at the router. Unfortunately, there’s no sure way to block Minecraft at the router, especially in single player mode. Minecraft single player can be played without Internet connection. All that is needed is the player logged […]Continue Reading... No Comments.
The pcWRT router provides powerful controls to set time limits for Internet access. As such, some parents find it confusing at first. So in this post, I’ll present some usage scenarios step-by-step. Scenario 1: Set an overall schedule for the Internet Let’s assume that you want the Internet to be available from 7:00am to 11:00pm […]Continue Reading... 28 Comments.
Trust me, if you have young kids at home, you want to turn on SafeSearch for the search engines. No, you don’t have to enter nasty words to get nasty results. Searches with innocent words can bring nasty results to your screens. Try “american video”, “european video”, “latin video”, “asian video” and see for yourselves. […]Continue Reading... No Comments.
For Windows 8 and above, you do parental control through Windows Live Family Safety, which requires you to have Windows accounts for both the monitoring and monitored. If you are using Windows 7 and want to use Family Safety, you need to install Windows Essentials. How to use Family Safety on Windows 7: Download and […]Continue Reading... No Comments.
The built-in Windows 7 parental controls tool allows you to do three things: Control when a child can use the computer. Control games by rating, content or title. Allow and block specific programs. Setting it up is pretty straightforward: Launch the Control Panel, click “Set up parental controls for any user”. Click on the […]Continue Reading... No Comments.
On iPhone, parental controls is called Restrictions. It provides pretty detailed control over apps, features and contents that can be accessed on the phone, protected by a four digit passcode (or would you rather call it PIN?). The following is a step-by-step guide on how to set up parental controls on iPhone. The same procedure […]Continue Reading... No Comments.