block internet after certain time(bedtime)

  headdeball 22:12 24 Jun 2009
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Hi All
Is there any way of blocking and/or kicking out my son from internet usage after a certain time?
eg: bedtime is 21:30 Sun to Thu night.We use XP pro on two seperate computers and are with Sky.So we use Sky's wireless router.
Thanks

  lotvic 23:02 24 Jun 2009

remove his dongle

ouch :)

  Fruit Bat /\0/\ 23:07 24 Jun 2009

Open up Notepad
Cut and paste the following into the empty Notepad window:

Code:

@echo off
C:
cd "\Program Files\Internet Explorer"
if not exist IEXPLORE.EXE goto End
if exist IEXPLORE.EX_ del IEXPLORE.EX_
if not exist IEXPLORE.DIR md IEXPLORE.DIR
if not exist IEXPLORE.DIR goto End
attrib -r -h -s IEXPLORE.EXE
ren IEXPLORE.EXE IEXPLORE.EX_
if exist IEXPLORE.EXE goto End
ren IEXPLORE.DIR IEXPLORE.EXE
echo IE disabled.
echo If prompted, click "Cancel" then "Yes" on File Protection restore.
echo Run enable-ie.bat to allow IE to run again.
:End


(The above code assumes your Windows XP is installed to your C:\ drive. If it isn't, change the C: beneath @echo off to the drive letter corresponding to whichever HDD or drive partition that you have Windows XP installed to.

Now save text file this as "disable-ie.bat" somewhere.
Use task scheduler to run the disable-ie.bat file at the appropriate time.

("Windows File Protection" will most likely kick in at this point, with a warning dialog
box, saying some system files have been replaced with unrecognised versions, and
to insert your Windows XP CD to restore them. Don't worry, it's safe to ignore this.)

Now, everytime you try to open IE, all you'll get is an empty IE window.

To re -enable IE

@echo off
C:
cd "\Program Files\Internet Explorer"
if not exist IEXPLORE.EX_ goto End
if not exist IEXPLORE.EXE goto Activate
attrib -r -h -s IEXPLORE.EXE
rd IEXPLORE.EXE
if exist IEXPLORE.EXE del IEXPLORE.EXE
:Activate
ren IEXPLORE.EX_ IEXPLORE.EXE
echo IE enabled.
:End


Save this as "enable-ie.bat" and put it in the same place as "disable-ie.bat"

Use scheduler to run this file at the appropriate time to switch back on or put it in the startup folder on the start menu so IE is re-enabled when windows is restarted.

  gazzaho 23:17 24 Jun 2009

I don't know how you access the settings on your router but on my Linksys WRT54GS router you type 192.168.1.1 into a web page. There is an Access Restrictions tab where you can do just what you're asking, set times, days and which computer can access the Internet and when. I've never used it myself so I 'can't advise you how to do it but it seems pretty straight forward. Perhaps the manual for the router or Sky's web site can give you more details on how to set it up.

  Graham. 16:25 25 Jun 2009

He will just download Firefox. Just hide all the mice...

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