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Re: Parental controls for Nighthawk or Orbi Wi-Fi 6 routers?

Dazzwater
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Parental controls for Nighthawk or Orbi Wi-Fi 6 routers?

Does the MK62 — Nighthawk Mesh WiFi 6 System have parental controls? If so, is it through Circle or the Genie app or something else?

If not, why not? Is it in the works and when will it be available?

Same question for the Orbi Wi-Fi 6 router.
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Dazzwater
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Re: Parental controls for Nighthawk or Orbi Wi-Fi 6 routers?

Some context: I bought the Orbi Wi-Fi 6 router and satellite combo only to discover it is not one of the routers supported by Circle.

I feel very misled by the Orbi product webpage and am considering returning the router, but not if parental controls will be available soon.
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plemans
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Re: Parental controls for Nighthawk or Orbi Wi-Fi 6 routers?


@Dazzwater wrote:
Does the MK62 — Nighthawk Mesh WiFi 6 System have parental controls? If so, is it through Circle or the Genie app or something else?

If not, why not? Is it in the works and when will it be available?

Same question for the Orbi Wi-Fi 6 router.

Netgear doesn't release dates for when changes are going to be implemented. I have a feeling its in the works because its a revenue steram for netgear. Problem is that wifi 6 was a totally new standard and so netgear has been getting the basic functionality running right first. And then they add in features. 

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Dazzwater
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Re: Parental controls for Nighthawk or Orbi Wi-Fi 6 routers?

I need parental controls. What is my best option now:

1. wait for it to be available on the RBK852 Orbi WiFi 6, or

3. buy the Circle Plus device (assuming it works with the RBK852) for $299, or

2. return my Orbi WiFi 6, and buy an older router for eg RBK50 which is supported by Circle?

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plemans
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Re: Parental controls for Nighthawk or Orbi Wi-Fi 6 routers?


@Dazzwater wrote:

I need parental controls. What is my best option now:

1. wait for it to be available on the RBK852 Orbi WiFi 6, or

3. buy the Circle Plus device (assuming it works with the RBK852) for $299, or

2. return my Orbi WiFi 6, and buy an older router for eg RBK50 which is supported by Circle?


You're best option is to see what you need. If you NEED a router right NOW with those options, then you'll either need option 2 or 3.

Again, I'm pretty sure its in the works but netgear doesn't release dates so its hard to know a timeline on how long. 

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EchostormFury
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Re: Parental controls for Nighthawk or Orbi Wi-Fi 6 routers?

I use the Circle Plus with the AX6000 Orbi routers.  There are some compatibility issues that I hope netgear addresses.  

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Marifp
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Re: Parental controls for Nighthawk or Orbi Wi-Fi 6 routers?

I recently switched my router to Orbi wifi6 rbr850 and ended up buying circle home plus for parental control but I could not get it to work. The app said paring was successful but there was no single device that I could see. I tried phone circle support but no live person because of covid-19?? Has anyone successfully paired those two devices, circle home plus and orbi WiFi 6, to work? Please help!!
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EchostormFury
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Re: Parental controls for Nighthawk or Orbi Wi-Fi 6 routers?

I could get it to work but you need to set circle to compatibility mode on the circle app settings then reboot circle. You have to do this off and on to get it playing nicely with the Orbi Wifi 6 platform. I wish they would update their firmware to make it more compatible
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