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It's time for parental controls on the NightHawk XR500!

randiniz
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It's time for parental controls on the NightHawk XR500!

For the most part the XR500 is a great router.  THAT BEING SAID, without solid parental control capabilities, the router is just a plain waste of money for any family with kids.  Manually turning on an off internet on week nights is tedious and unnecessary.  At the least, NetGear sghould post a video on hour to schedule turning off an on specific IP/Mac addresses to help parents that may not be that technical.

 

Its time for DUMAOS and Netgear to get this feature added to the router.  They have been taking about it for quite some time, but for some reason it has not been a priority.  

 

NetGear DUMAOS is this a planned feature?  And if so, WHEN????

Model: XR500| Nighthawk Pro Gaming Router
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Netduma-Fraser
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Re: It's time for parental controls on the NightHawk XR500!

Responded to your comment in another topic about this.
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randiniz
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Re: It's time for parental controls on the NightHawk XR500!

NetDuma-Fraser, you reply is worthless just like the numerous "we will look into it" statements that your team has mentioned for over a year now.

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FURRYe38
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Re: It's time for parental controls on the NightHawk XR500!

NG nor Duma post when new features maybe coming out. They'll appear when the FW is released to there download support site. 

This is a gaming router meant for the gaming community and gaming customers. NG and Duma probably didn't want to inlcude any parental controls as this router seems more directed towareds gamers and gaming experinences. 

 

You can direct your concerns to NG about adding features here however:

https://community.netgear.com/t5/Idea-Exchange-For-Home/idb-p/idea-exchange-for-home

 

If you need a router that does have parental controls, you should probably looking into a non gaming router like NG's R series routers. There good at gaming as well as they do have parental controls. 


Good Luck. 

 

My Setup (Cable 1Gbps/50Mbps)>CAX80 v2.1.2.1(LAG Disabled)>RBK853 v3.2.18.223/SRK30 V3.2.33.106)
Additional NG HW: C7800/CM1100/CM1200CM2000, Orbi CBK40, RBK50, R7800, R7960P, EX7500/EX7700, XR450(v2.3.2.120) and WNHDE111
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