Posted 16 January 2012 - 04:42 PM
I'm hoping someone can help me. I recently changed from a Westell (C90-610014-06)DSL Modem with a Linksys WRT54G ver 8 to an all in one Westell Model 7500 (A90-750022-07). The reason for the change was that I increased my max speed to 10 mbps from 3. The tech from CenturyLink told me that the old modem was slowing me down, so he replaced it (for free, thanks!).
One feature that I really needed on the Linksys was the "Access Restrictions" tab. I have 3 teenage sons, so I like to know that the internet goes to sleep during the school week when they are supposed to! I also wanted to make sure that with all of the iPod's and tablets and gaming systems, they all lost access at 10PM.
I had the Linksys set up to deny access 10PM to 11:55PM Sun-Th. In addition, I had access denied from 12AM to 6AM Mon-Fri. I set this up to deny access to any computer XX.XX.XX.100 through 150 which are the addresses that my DHCP served up. I set up MY computers outside of that range so I was not restricted!
I also have K9 Blue Coat installed on all PC's in the house to filter content. I know there are some settings in there, but I have to set it up per computer, and it will not work on Xbox, PS3 or ipods.
Now, with the all-in-one, I cannot find a way to put these settings in place, again. Does anyone know of some software I can install INTO the router to set this up? Can I install software on the one computer that is wired and restrict all other traffic? Should I add my Linksys into this setup just for the features that I want? Does this create any other issues?
I would appreciate any and all input.