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    The profile for my kids’ devices has 3 calendars:

    SocialMedia: 6:00 pm – 9:30 pm – contains a list of domains including Discord, Facebook, Snapchat, etc.
    Spotify: 6:00 am – 11:00 pm – the only domain listed is spotify
    Internet: 7:30 a.m. – 3:00 p.m., then 6:00 p.m. – 9:30 p.m. – no domains listed

    What I’m trying to accomplish:
    – Kids can only have social media access between 6 and 9:30 at night. This works.
    – Kids’ internet access shuts down altogether at 3 p.m. so they’re forced to step away from electronics and do their chores/go outside. This works.
    – Kids should still be able to access Spotify so they have their tunes during chore time and bed time. THIS DOES NOT WORK. They can get to Spotify when the general Internet is open, but not between 3 and 6 or after 9:30.

    Any suggestions?


    @naadhira Spotify needs other domains besides to function. Check the Internet log to see which spotify related domains are blocked and add the needed domains to the calendar.


    I added “” to the calendar, it’s blocked all day.

    However i have many addresses in the white list, as:

    but the calendar block them anyhow. Is this a strange behavior? Why does the calendar block them despite being in the white list?


    @casino You need to check the logs in Raw view to see the blocked domain names and the block reasons.

    Black/white lists and calendar entries are separate from each other. White listing a domain does not make it available for all times. You need to create another calendar with broader time slots for the more specific domains. I.e., you need to create a new calendar for,, etc., and assign to it the time slots you want those domains available.


    Those blocked domains have the following reason: Calendar.

    For this reason i can’t understand this behavior. If calendar and white list are separated, why this?

    Try yourself: Create a calendar with “” and block it all day.

    Then put those sites in the white list. pcWRT will block them anyway.


    Another thing, i noticed that when i put “” in the calendar, for each site i browse ( included) i have always a slowdonw in page loading, with the phrase: “Performing a TLS Handshake to “”

    Look at the image i made for you:

    I found something on internet like these:

    but the problem is only present when i create a calendar with into it. I need to hear what you think about it.


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    @casino Black/white lists control whether the sites are blocked. When a site is blocked, it’s never available.

    Calendars control when a site is available (for sites that are not blocked). When you put on a calendar with no time allocation, it is equivalent to putting on a black list. However, there are some differences:

    1. If is in the black list, you can bypass the blocking for subdomains such as, by putting them in the white list.
    2. If is blocked by a calendar, you need to create a new calendar with open time slots for the subdomains such as,

    The page slowdown is a bug. Thanks for bringing it up. It will be fixed in the next update.


    thanks for the explanation.

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