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Re: Parental Controls Leaving

Gavrael
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Parental Controls Leaving

Now that Parental Controls are leaving (https://www.netgear.com/home/services/lpc/), how can I set times for when my wifi will shut off? Don't want to buy a new router, but I will if I have to.

Model: R7000|AC1900 Smart WIFI Router
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antinode
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Re: Parental Controls Leaving

> Model: R7000|AC1900 Smart WIFI Router

 

   Firmware version?

 

> Now that Parental Controls are leaving [...] how can I set times for
> when my wifi will shut off? [...]

 

   Same as before?

 

   Visit http://netgear.com/support , put in your model number, and look
for Documentation.  Get the User Manual (at least).  Read.  Look for
"Set Up a WiFi Schedule".  What has that to do with Parental Controls?

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Gavrael
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Re: Parental Controls Leaving

Netgear's site said you controled wifi access through Parental Controls, which is why I asked. But as you recommended, the manual says you can just go into 'Schedule' and block, but I set up a Services Block first to adhere to the schedule.

 

What the manual isn't clear about is if this (I set the services block to "all") will disable the wifi or just prevent it from being accessed. It's an EMF thing. I know it might be stupid, but the wife wants it off and I don't feel like digging around to get it and manually switch it on and off every day.

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antinode
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Re: Parental Controls Leaving

> [...] I set up a Services Block [...]

 

   Not the same thing.  ADVANCED > Security > Block Services affects
which services in the outside world some particular device(s) on your
LAN are allowed to access.  It applies to wired and wireless devices.

 

> What the manual isn't clear about is if this (I set the services block
> to "all") will disable the wifi or just prevent it from being accessed.
> [...]

 

   It won't affect the radios at all.

 

> [...] It's an EMF thing. I know it might be stupid, [...]

 

   I'd say so, but you're still allowed to do it.  For that, you want
the schedule stuff at ADVANCED > Advanced Setup > Wireless Settings.
Note that there are separate controls for each of the radios (2.4GHz and
5GHz).

 

   A Web search for terms like "EMF shielded caps" should turn up a
variety of overpriced quack (but "stylish") headware, too.  On the
bright side, the radio-scheduling option on the router comes at no
additional cost.  Whether the router is your biggest threat is another
question.

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