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setup website block without Parental Controls

Is there away to set up website and keyword blocking without the use of parental controls? The parental control system is not what I want. I don't want to install an app and login to netgear if I want to go on the web on an excluded computer. I would have to do this to many devices. I rather just set up filters for a few devices and not have to touch all the other devices.

I want to be able to set up a set of parameters by MAC address (block youtube.com). I see that you can set up rules by IP but then I would have to apply a static IP address.

Thanks!
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Re: setup website block without Parental Controls

I use log function to identify sites then add them to block keyword list.


Use address reservations to get around using static IP's
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Re: setup website block without Parental Controls

You can use keyword block in the router setting but t will not block https so for example Facebook will not get blocked.

I would use subscription base service like http://mobicip.com
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Re: setup website block without Parental Controls

I always get a kick out of these parenting threads. They almost always center around someone who doesn't trust their child on the Internet, but can't imagine their child not having Internet access. Since no nanny-ware is 100 percent, I would imagine the number to be far lower, as their parent, it's time to have that serious conversation with your child. The best filter is the one you teach your child. That's a filter they will carry around with them no matter if they are 10 miles away at a friends house or using an open AP from their bedroom.
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Re: setup website block without Parental Controls

Devor wrote:
...it's time to have that serious conversation with your child. The best filter is the one you teach your child. That's a filter they will carry around with them no matter if they are 10 miles away at a friends house or using an open AP from their bedroom.

I've been saying pretty much the same thing. I get the feeling some parents don't want to deal with the issue head-on but rather choose some oblique and indirect way of dealing with it.

Question: Does mobicip have to be installed on each device? I've been trying to find that out from their website but there's no such information available. I don't see how else it'll work. I get the impression all these parents don't even have a user account on their children's device - far less for it being the sole administrator account. How then do you expect them to install mobicip and prevent it from being uninstalled??
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Re: setup website block without Parental Controls

Moat subscriptions base will have master password to uninstall so either they wipe PC or live with it

Also most files are hidden or hard to be removed
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Re: setup website block without Parental Controls

I would imagine a install logger would do it and then it's bye bye Mobicip. Or, a recent backup disk image and then it's bye bye Mobicip. Rootkit remover and then it's bye bye Mobicip. Secretly buy or borrow a different computer and then it's bye bye Mobicip. Life compared to dealing with Mobicip, re-install the OS and then it's.... Well, you know the rest. Smiley Happy
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If someone go that far those PC is it need it on hand . Lol
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Re: setup website block without Parental Controls

As I see it, parents give their children iPhones, iPads, laptops, etc., but do they set themselves up as sole administrators on those device(s)? Do you think they can turn around now and get their children to allow them to set up an admin account so they can install Mobicip? Don't fool yourself into thinking so. They (the parents) just want an easy way out that doesn't involve confrontation otherwise they would be talking to their children already.

...and, I agree with Devor. Children, or their peers, are mostly more tech savvy than their parents. If you install Mobicip they will find a way to circumvent it, even if it means borrowing their friends computer. So what will you do now? Are you ready to have that talk?
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