Internet Timer

  OTT_B 20:58 09 Feb 2010

Hi folks,
I'm looking for a free Internet Timer so that I can restrict the time the kids spend online.

Also I could use a firewall programme that I can set 'allowed' sites on (e.g. CBBC) and everything else is automatically blocked. Again, free would be nice, but a small cost is fine.

Thanks for any suggestions!


  MAT ALAN 21:05 09 Feb 2010

click here
this does it all...

  rdave13 21:10 09 Feb 2010

Windows 7 has it under 'parental control'.

  OTT_B 21:19 09 Feb 2010

Sorry, should have said, the laptop is running Vista.

  rdave13 21:30 09 Feb 2010
  MAJ 21:54 09 Feb 2010

Or, if you're using a router to connect to the internet, check the router's configuration page, on most routers there is an option to restrict sites by time, by URL and by Keyword.

  MAJ 22:15 09 Feb 2010

Screenshot to show the options. click here

  OTT_B 23:39 09 Feb 2010

Hi all and thanks for your suggestions.

rdave12: I had a look through the Vista parental control, unfortunately the minimum 'allow' time is 1 hour, whereas the littlen' is restricted to a max of 30 mins per day, so need something more flexible.

MAJ: My modem / router is old. Very old! It lacks any capability to do anything but be a modem and router!

MAT ALAN: The most viable suggestion so far, but am not so keen on the USB memory stick. It's too likely to go missing in this house!

Please keep suggestions coming.

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