Does AirPort Extreme router have parental controls?

Discussion in 'Mac Accessories' started by Alan S, Jun 25, 2009.

  1. Alan S macrumors member

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    We recently bought a AirPort Extreme base station to replace a NetGear wireless router.

    With the NetGear router we were able to block web-sites (those with the term "porn" or "xxx" in the URL) but I've not been able to find the settings for this in the AirPort Utility program used to set it up.

    First does the AirPort Extreme have this capability? And second where are the manuals on using it?
     
  2. Alan S thread starter macrumors member

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    jump...

    Hmmm.... So I'm taking the silence to mean that AirPort Extreme doesn't have this feature. This from the marketing page only talks about limiting the time, and not site that are available to kids.

    Does anyone have any recommendations on this? I'd prefer our kids not have access to certain sites. I'd hate to put the NetGear router back, but maybe so firewall product exists that can be wire in serial with the AirPort Extreme. Any parents out there try this?
     
  3. JediMeister macrumors 68040

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    Parental controls are usually enabled/configured on the client end, not the router. If you have a Mac with 10.5, consult this article to take a look at some of the parental controls that can be levied on a managed user account. There also is this nifty video tutorial as well.
     
  4. Morphos macrumors newbie

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    Combine your router with OpenDNS and some manual configuration on their website, and you're done.
     
  5. cube macrumors G5

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    There are hardware firewalls for which a continuous content filtering update service is offered.
     
  6. BENI macrumors regular

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    I'm not sure but try this

    The only parental control stuff I have seen is in the system prefs.

    I haven't used it but it says you can do stuff for the internet so that may be what your looking for.

    hope that helps
     

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