Parental controls in Keenetic

Parental controls - a set of rules and measures to prevent the expected negative impact of the Internet and computer on the person (usually the child) being cared for. Such control can be limited both by time (certain hours per day or certain days) and by certain Internet resources of undesirable orientation.

With the help of the Keenetic router, you can set up an Internet access schedule for any home network device and enable site filtering to restrict access to malicious and fraudulent sites, as well as resources that are undesirable for children to view.

Timetables allow you to enable/disable wireless and wired interfaces, connections via 3G/4G modems, prohibit/allow Internet access for individual home network devices, enable/disable firewall and port forwarding rules. For example, for devices that give children access to the Internet, you can set a schedule by specifying the allowed time intervals on specific days of the week.

Here is an example. First, register all devices on your home network. Then click on the entry of the device for which you want to create the work schedule.

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A window with settings will appear, where in the 'Schedule' field click 'Add Schedule' to create a new schedule or select an already created one. In our example we have created a schedule to access the Internet on certain days of the week (Mo, Wd, Fr, Su) and only at certain times (from 16 to 17).

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Detailed information on setting up schedules can be found in the 'Work schedule for connected devices' and 'Work schedule for connections' instructions.

In addition to schedules, we recommend enabling SafeDNS or AdGuard DNS internet filters to restrict access to dangerous sites and resources for adults. You can enable the Internet filter separately for each device in the network by specifying the necessary policy.

For example, the SafeDNS service allows you to set up filtering by categories (banning visits to sites of certain topics), create 'Black' and 'White' access lists (block access to certain sites specified in the list, or configure access to certain sites only), keep statistics (list of visited and blocked sites), edit the blocking screen. We recommend you to familiarize yourself with the full list of features of the Internet filter (and limitations of the free tariff) on the official site of the service.

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It is also very easy to manage your Internet access from our Keenetic mobile app. Thanks to cloud technology, managing your Keenetic router with the app is possible from anywhere in the world where your smartphone or tablet has Internet access. You will be able to connect remotely to your router even if your ISP has assigned you a private IP address to surf the Internet. For example, when you're at work, on a business trip, or on vacation, you can access the app and use one switch to deny Internet access to certain home network devices.

NOTE: Important! With the Keenetic router and Keenetic mobile app, you can set up a work schedule, enable site filtering, and immediately block Internet access for any home network host. Other Parental Controls features, such as limiting the time you spend on your computer/gadget or launching only certain programs, can be handled by third party software. For example, using the Parental Controls feature of the Windows operating system or other special software packages that implement the Parental Controls feature.

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