2. Drag and hold to create longer time slots. I know 2.4 has a stronger signal. 1. I did send them my MAC address. In the [Time Management] column, click the edit icon to edit the Active Schedule. Plus, you can adjust the schedule on-the-fly—for example, if you’re downloading tons of game updates all night, you can easily use the companion app for your smart plug to temporarily turn off the scheduled reboot. 1. Want to run a task on a regular schedule on your ASUS wireless router? 1. AiMesh is powerful, flexible and you can use a mix of ASUS router models — protecting your investment! I used this configuration for about a week and I used an iPod and a wired computer as test devices to make changes to the configuration. I am not sure that filtering is working properly on devices. Configuring this router is more of a hassle than it needs to be. Not only are such timers generally built better with higher quality connections and safety features, but you can easily plug a power strip into them so you can reboot multiple devices at once. Follow the steps below for setting the System Time on an ASUS-RT router to synchronize with a public time server using the NTP client:. Digital timers overcome both of these obstacles. The first part, I configured it and was using, cough.. cough.. OpenDNS to set the content filtering level to most of the devices. You can hold and drag to extend the duration. Trust me, I have used Linksys 1900ac, Asus 68u, Apple Time Capsule and HomeHalo router. I don't want Mary to have access to those sites on her iPod or laptop. Looking for a WiFi router that has it all? None of these are "perfect" routers but Asus came close to being a really good router. For example, I want to give Mary from 2pm to 8pm EVERYDAY on her laptop internet access. Model: R8000|Nighthawk X6 AC3200 Smart WIFI Router, Model: C7000|Nighthawk - AC1900 WiFi Cable Modem Router. Today I will say it again, Netgear SUCKS. Continuing with a similar situation, what happens if you grandparents that come over to the house and they have iPads and Macbooks. Did you ever figure out how to do what you wanted with controls by device/by kid/by hour? I can, still, access the site on my iPod and laptop. the next step i believe is bandwidth control for the asus rt routers. I fear that you will find that OpenDNS, now a part of Cisco, is a common feature on "parental control" technologies. Click [OK] to save the settings made. 7. Does a "perfect" router exist? On the network map, why does some devices go grey as if they are offline? My definition of "perfect" must include the following features ie. Don't waste your time and effort fixing OR looking at fixing something that you that is out of your control. You will only be able to block websites per device through the Per Device Filtering of LPC if the website/s fit under the OpenDNS categories. Asus RT-N14UHP, High Power N300 3-in-1 WiFi Router / Access Point / Repeater, with time scheduling, VPN server, IPTV support Brands In Category Asus 23 Belkin 2 Cisco 4 D-Link 20 Huawei 3 Linksys 13 Tenda 12 TOTOLINK 6 TP-Link 27 Western Digital 4 A high quality grounded outlet timer combined with a good power strip gives you the most options. Here’s where appliance-grade timers really shine as they’re usually rated for 1800 watts. Lets say the time is 7pm, what happens if one of adults is on FB and clicks on a link to read an article but it is blocked. Do I use the Netgear Genie to access the router from outside my home? http://kb.netgear.com/app/answers/detail/a_id/25687. Asus' RT-AC88U is one of the fastest and most capable dual-band routers in its class, with our testing demonstrating that it can easily offer maximum throughput of up to 2.1Gbps, and up to 5,000 square feed of solid coverage thanks to its four beamforming antennas that also offer MU-MIMO support to handle even the busiest homes.. Subscribe for Updates. It can only filter HTTP/HTTPs service. I have teens in my house, and desperately need a way to schedule their access by device by day and by hour--variable. Before you dig out an old outlet timer for a box in your garage, consider the following features. Drag and hold to create longer time slots. Under Recurrence Pattern, select Daily or Select Days. 3. In the [Time Management] column, click the edit icon to edit the Active Schedule. At 8pm, my iPod is set to HIGH for filtering but I am still able to access FB or Youtube or Movie Star Planet. Click Apply. You can check the link below for an overview of LPC and see if it is something that suits what you need. WiFi 6 Access Points and devices are the future of WiFi. None of these are "perfect" routers but Asus came close to being a really good router. FVS318Gv2,  can you send me more details on how? This may or may not stall my netgear adoption. 2) If Mary's iPod or laptop has an IP of 192.168.0.123, I would static that number on the router and set the time schedule to whatever I want. I want to fine tune the blocks and time schedule PER device. Depending on your budget, buy a Linksys, Asus or Synology router. I go to Advanced and Schedule to set the time schedule. We hope you'll join the conversation by posting to an open topic or starting a new one. No you cant block apps through LPC. I have a few questions about using the Nighthawk router. Both Linksys and Asus use a grid to block time which to me is easier than how Netgear does it. Under When to turn off wireless signal, select a Start and End. In many instances, you can run devices more or less indefinitely, rebooting them perhaps a few times a year if any issues crop up. I don't want to turn off or disable the wireless to go off at a specific time, I just want to block a device from accessing the internet at specific times like 8pm to 9am. When speaking with OpenDNS support person, they told me that my router could not be identified by them. Again, I was able to block sites PER device without affecting any other device in the house. With those parameters in mind, here are some products we recommend. How-To Geek is where you turn when you want experts to explain technology. Parents (and prankster roommates) take note: booting housemates offline when Internet time is done for the day is easy. You can check the link below. I have the DNS values already added to the router. So 11:00 is 11 am. 4. Click [OK] to save the settings made. This router is not "perfect" but Synology is heading in the right direction in terms of features. Want to run a task on a regular schedule on your ASUS wireless router? If you’re on a budget, your best bet is a 7-day programmable grounded appliance timer like the Enover TS18 ($16) or the Century 7-day Heavy Duty Digital Timer ($13). This works well most of the time, but what I had really hoped that the Asus Router app would give us a nice easy way of over-riding the control. If you have an Asus WiFi router problem like; NAT / port forwarding not working, connection problems, upgraded to a firmware which caused your router to not work properly here is what you can do to solve the problem.Upgrade to AsusWRT Merlin firmware if you can find your router in the list of available firmware files. From then on, no more trudging over to the router to manually reboot it after a few days—it’ll reboot automatically in the middle of the night. Lets say you have 2 adults and 3 kids in the house. Asus encourages and supports this use and advertises several routers as particularly suitable for DD-WRT including especially the RT-N16 gigabit router. Smart plugs typically range in price from $30-50 (although you can often find them dirt cheap in the clearance section of your local big box stores). I would love to hear what solution you ended up with in the end as I am looking at this right now too and this nethawk seems to have limitations. Everyone uses the router in a different way. Select Turn off wireless signal by schedule… My purpose is not to document the use of cron - it is well documented elsewhere. I was talking with the CISO of the company where I work, and one of us brought up the subject of uptime. By submitting your email, you agree to the Terms of Use and Privacy Policy. This topic has been closed to new posts due to inactivity. posted 2015-Jul-29, 7:07 pm AEST ref: ... i do use time scheduling for tea time however from 6 to 7 pm so they actually dont rush from tea and of course no mobiles at the tea table. 3. 1900ac and 2600ac. The existing parental settings ARE GARBAGE and worthless. I had an AC66U running time scheduling to control the kids' hours of access, it was awesome. Plug it in, plug your device(s) into it, and pick the time you want to perform the reboot. Netgear--seriously--content filtering is at best a very limited form of parental control. I am looking to block www.facebook.com or www.netflix.com PER device. If you have a router or other device in your home that needs periodic reboots to keep it happy, you don’t have to resort to any arcane skills to make that happen. However, one or two devices in the house had bandwidth and connection issues as more and more items were added. This firmware will probably solve your Asus router problem in 99% of cases. The above article may contain affiliate links, which help support How-To Geek. The RT-N13U/B, RT-N12, RT-N10+, WL-520GU and WL-520GC are also advertised as DD-WRT compatible though do not ship with this operating system. I will try to to set a schedule for internet access based on Storms advice. Netflix still comes up and I can watch a movie. Join 350,000 subscribers and get a daily digest of news, comics, trivia, reviews, and more. For example, I want to block www.facebook.com or www.youtube.com so that an iPod or computer doesn't have access to those sites. When it doubt, always get a grounded (three-prong) timer. I am not sure that is restricting internet access to my iPod and the filtering is working as it should. A simple router reboot can solve many issues (at least temporarily) and bring your network up to its full speed. If you have an Asus WiFi router problem like; NAT / port forwarding not working, connection problems, upgraded to a firmware which caused your router to not work properly here is what you can do to solve the problem.Upgrade to AsusWRT Merlin firmware if you can find your router in the list of available firmware files. I use an iPod Touch 5g and a Windows laptop. What if WiFi is already turned off by schedule but you need to turn it back on momentarily? Stop using their product. I just "upgraded" to this modem router (xfinity user) because I wanted fuller support for the xfinity service i have, and because netgear has in general been more on the ball with needed firmware udpates. 2) I need to be able to set a time schedule PER device on an HOURLY basis. Setup an OpenDNS account for what... blocking phishing sites? How do I set a time schedule on individual devices? Linksys, for example. The 5 band radios are NOT set to turn off. How do I specifically set a time schedule on my iPod? The router is a waste of money and time. I am trying out the Nighthawk router and I am comparing its features to Linksys and Asus routers. Though I expect you did this, just in case: Did you confirm the time setting in the router. Join 350,000 subscribers and get a daily digest of news, geek trivia, and our feature articles. PERIOD. What you outline is what I would like to do...also I would like to specifically block certain sites, not just a black/white list but rather by time of day and specifically not just by general category of social etc. I tried using the Nighthawk r8000 router in two different configurations. I need the ability to set a time schedule to block internet access after 9pm on certain devices. This is the only available solution for you to somehow block/filter sites that fit to a certain category set by OpenDNS on a per device level. Jason Fitzpatrick is the Editor in Chief of LifeSavvy, How-To Geek's sister site focused life hacks, tips, and tricks. After an hour or two has passed, I can grant her access on her devices. The iPod is connected to the router. Jason served as Lifehacker's Weekend Editor before he joined How-To Geek. All Rights Reserved. Netgear has an odd way of doing things. AiMesh gives you time-saving central control, and seamless roaming capability. After two hours pass, I can grant her Netflix access. Also, I don't understand the purpose of OpenDNS if I can block most sites on the router itself. Trust me, I have used Linksys 1900ac, Asus 68u, Apple Time Capsule and HomeHalo router. With an outlet timer, you can cut off the power and then turn it back on to force your router to reboot—just like when you pull the plug for 10 seconds. Maybe 2am - 7am auto power off, 701am restart wifi? I can access FB on the browser and Youtube on the app. ASUS Wireless Router RT-AC68U - Parental Controls Parental Controls Web & Apps Filters Time Scheduling Parental Controls allow you to set the time limit for a client's network usage. 1. I used the same methods as I did in Part 1. You can check the links below. Just walk on over to the router, unplug it from the wall, bring the router into your room, lock the door, and hope nobody breaks through. Shouldn't devices have a constant connection? Manually rebooting your router every now and then can be a chore and making your router auto reboot can save time. Under Recurrence Pattern, select Daily or Select Days. If you do not want to install the Genie app on their devices to use the bypass login, you can set the filtering level to "None" on your select devices by the previously suggested Per Device Filtering. That is the purpose for me to have "testing" devices. I don't want to block it from other family members. Enalbe Time Scheduling and check if system time is the same with your time zone. Once you’ve purchased a timer for the project, the rest is easy peasy. We both administered some boxes in the late 90s that had ludicrously long uptimes–years–and at the time we were really proud of it. 2. http://kb.netgear.com/app/answers/detail/a_id/24091, http://kb.netgear.com/app/answers/detail/a_id/24055, http://kb.netgear.com/app/answers/detail/a_id/24054. If you are using the per device filtering, LPC settings may take a while to take effect since the filtering is done on their servers. Although the router is fast, I want to continue to use it but ONLY if I can block websites PER device and specifically set a time schedule PER device. It is highly recommended that if a device can connect to the 5GHz band and is used for streaming and/or gaming then it should connect to that while leaving the rest to the 2.4GHz for regular browsing and general Internet use. I have a lot of devices which includes the following: To get the best speed on all devices, what would be the best band to use 2.4 or 5? Outlet timers have been around for decades, but that doesn’t mean that any old outlet timer is suitable for our purposes. Participant reference: whrl.pl/RemE9B. I cannot believe a company with the consumer base of Netgear hasn't figured out that parents want flexible control on a per device basis in their household. In the [Time Management] column, click the edit icon to edit the Active Schedule. Cron is the well-known method of scheduling tasks for Unix, the equivalent of "at" on Windows. RELATED: How to Automatically Reboot Your Router the Geeky Way. You could, for example, use one outlet timer to reboot your cable modem, your router, and your smarthome hub all at once. During the day, if I don't want my 2nd daughter to have internet access on ALL devices, again, I should be able to make the quick restriction to block time on all of the devices. In the [Add / Delete] column, click the plus(+) icon to add the client. I like using my work computer to login to my home router to change settings and so on. You can click the +/- buttons on the right of the WiFi schedule dialog to extend WiFi time one-time only. 6. Time Scheduling 1. User #361696 26 posts. Don't waste your time and effort fixing OR looking at fixing something that you that is out of your control. The Turn off wireless signal by schedule screen displays. I thought I had tried this on my iPod and I was still able to access FB or Youtube on the browser and app. The Genie App is terrible too. I was talking with the CISO of the company where I work, and one of us brought up the subject of uptime. Cron is the well-known method of scheduling tasks for Unix, the equivalent of "at" on Windows. The Turn off wireless signal by schedule screen displays. I don't understand why is it so complicated on a Netgear router. The more watts it can handle, the better. Total BS. I am SO disappointed in the lack of flexible device access scheduling on this router. Click AiProtection and then Parental Controls. Unfortunately, the parental controls are weak on the Linksys router but I am able to set a time schedule per device without affecting the rest of the network. @bob1057 - it is under OUTBOUND rules ( Under Security > Firewall), *** you can set service (HTTPs,VPN or any service you want or set ALL services to be sure, *** actions (block or allow, set per schedule or always), -- schedule profile is configure under Security > Schedule, * ** LAN users ( where you can set the IP addresses). This means you can schedule the network to turn off at a certain time every day. The adults are on the 5 band and teens are on the 2.4 band. Also, I wanted to see what sites were blocked and which Apps were blocked based on the configuration. There was no way to set a time schedule on a single device. Filtering only works on browsers and is a feature limitation. It depends if the device/s are dual band, how you use them, and their location from the router. Old school outlet timers use a mechanical tab system to set the time and a mechanical wheel mechanism to keep time (that’s why you hear them whirring faintly when they’re plugged in). Obviously, I can't speak for every preteen and teenagers enviroment. @guyguy you can configure this on NETGEAR business firewall. How do I block a site such as Facebook on individual device? 2) Does it reboot all the aimesh nodes or just the main router? I like the Nighthawk router but I need to work through some of these issues such as time scheduling and being able to block sites to individual devices. So whoever you buy hardware from, you may end up back at the same place. 6. 2. Does Asus factory firmware has any function to schedule wifi on and off at specific timing? Get some parents involved in your product ideation. Scheduling your router to reboot periodically clears out non-persistent malware. The Wireless Settings screen displays. 3. Where are the controls on time of day, device or user? Or did you end up buying a different router? On a Linksys and Asus routers, blocking sites and setting a time schedule is straightforward, very easy and they make it easy. So, the feature known as Time scheduling in wireless routers, is something every parent will gladly use and make sure the house rules remain strict. Synology is based on there NAS products and they have only two routers ie. From Parental Controls, click Time Scheduling. Log on to the ASUS RT router’s control panel by entering the router’s default address 192.168.1.1 to the address bar of your preferred browser. I have said this time and time again. I really would like to cover both app and browser access but I know that I can't block app access. 9. I am sure that OpenDNS does a better job at blocking sites and categories. Let’s look at a dead simple way to automatically reboot your devices. Stop using their products. Asus AC750 Dual Band WiFi Router with high power design, VPN server and time scheduling. Setting time schedule for Internet access can be done with the suggested combination of Address Reservation, Block Services, and Schedule options on the router. thanks. It was very easy to do it on those routers and I am looking for the same easy method on the Netgear router. Robust external antenna We both administered some boxes in the late 90s that had ludicrously long uptimes–years–and at the time we were really proud of it. Dexter~  Thanks for the reply. Thanks Once you’ve purchased a timer for the project, the rest is easy peasy. If I don't want my daughter to access Netflix for two hours in the afternoon, I should be able to make that quick restriction and it takes immediate affect on ALL of her devices. Go digital for more flexibility, or smart for remote control. @lizpadula- Sorry for the late response. On the router, if I know the IP or MAC address to the device, can I set unrestrictive access to that device which ignores any OpenDNS blocks? Select your time slot with a click. Yes, I understand that I can't block apps on a device. Also, I was able to set a time schedule PER device on both Linksys and Asus routers. Select which client you want to limit and click "+" button 3. Well, normally you’ll need to connect a computer to the router by wire and extend WiFi time. The time zone defaults to pacific time. Yeah, like the kind you use for your Christmas lights. Everyone uses the router in a different way. The Wireless Settings screen displays. 8. Drop and hold to create allowed time zone to manage when your client can use networking. We don’t need to turn the router or device off for that long, we just need to turn it off long enough to clear the RAM (which takes less than a minute). 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