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Enabling Parental controls for specific devices over wifi

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#1 Hareen


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Posted 01 July 2017 - 06:51 AM

Hi all,


Thank you in advance for who helps me here and give their ideas and all readers.



Suggest me a process or software or options for enabling parental controls for only specific devices over my Wifi.


Things we have : 


2 Netgear Routers.

2 Switches.

25 Desktops.

Perhaps a 10-15 mobile phones of staff.


The network setup is like :


"ISP to Router I; Router I to Switch I ; Switch I to Router II and Switch II and 8 systems; Switch II to 15 systems."


I have tried parental controls by openDNS on my router. The things are getting blocked in general and that's fine.



Now the issue is ,


I want to have only certain devices access the internet without any parental controls ( or lesser level of restrictions like having access to social media sites) like devices of higher management ( and myself included :P), and all other systems have internet with no major access to social media viz facebook and whatsapp ( ie they should have highly secure parental controls.)


So what are your suggestions.


Or am I expecting too much out of my Router.

Edited by Hareen, 01 July 2017 - 06:52 AM.

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#2 sjpritch25


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Posted 03 July 2017 - 01:57 PM

Not sure if any of your router's are compatible with PfSense, but you could use that.   I would say that some type of UTM (Unified Threat Management)appliance is what you are looking for.

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