/// Limiting Wi-Fi Access Per Child

June 12, 2013  |  All Things Digital

Q: We have four children. They have a combination of desktops, laptops, tablet and smartphones. How can I limit Wi-Fi Internet access time by child across all of these devices? A: I have never tested this, but various Wi-Fi routers have parental control settings built right in. Some of these controls claim to filter out unsuitable content and others also offer the option of timing the access for various devices, or “clients” in tech jargon, on the network. Your current router may even have these features. To use them, you have to use software that came with the router, or access the router’s settings via a Web page. Your router’s instructions should tell you how to do this. You may also have to know something called the “MAC” address for each device, a unique identifier that would allow you to set different time limits for each. Sometimes this is called the “Wi-Fi address.” Asus, for instance, has parental controls like this on its routers. Here’s what they look like . Q: I bought a Nexus 7 last year and have purchased a few books from Google Play. I find the reading to be a problem because of the reflective glare on the screen.

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Limiting Wi-Fi Access Per Child

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