I have a Motorola SBG6580 Surfboard cable modem/gateway. I have been trying to set up the parental controls, but it does not seem to be working properly.
I created two user groups, one for kids and one or adults. I then created to Time of Day profiles, one for school and one for weekends.
If I do not enter MAC addresses into the trusted list, all Internet access is blocked at all times, even my own. This is true regardless of the Time of Day profile I select for any users.
If I do enter the addresses into the trusted list, Internet access is always open, again regardless of the Time of Day profile I select.
So, this makes the parental controls useless. How can I actually implement parental controls, if it is even possible?
All I want to do is block one computer on my network from accessing the Internet at certain times of day, depending on the day. Pretty simple with my old Linksys router, but a jumping-through-fiery-hoops fiasco on this one.
In addition, I was trying to enter the MAC addresses for five devices in the trusted list, but it limits me to three! Why in the world would I be limited to three devices?
This seems ridiculous, and it was not at all easy to set up. In fact, I would assume the average user would never be able to initiate parental controls using this device, unless I am missing something obvious.
Thanks for any advice you can give.
If not, is there a good freeware parental control program I can use? All I want to do is limit Internet access hours on one device, with specific settings for days and times.