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Parental Controls On Non-vista Computer


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#1 Rhiec

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Posted 07 February 2007 - 01:54 PM

If I have a computer running Vista, can I use it to control the internet access of a 2nd computer running XP?

I'm looking to get a new computer running Vista. My old computer (running XP) will be used by my kids and hooked up to the internet through a wireless router. Is it possible to limit access on that computer to specific websites?

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Posted 07 February 2007 - 02:32 PM

Unfortunately, Vista Parental Controls only work for that particular machine. If you want to limit sites or content for other non-vista computers you can purchase a router that has content filtering built into it.

For example the netgear WPNT834 has content filtering built into it that would affect all computers going through it.

* "Trusted user" controls
* Time-based usage controls
* Web site logging
* Remote management
* URL content filtering

I do not know how much it costs, but other models may have this built in as well.

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Posted 07 February 2007 - 03:01 PM

Unfortunately, Vista Parental Controls only work for that particular machine. If you want to limit sites or content for other non-vista computers you can purchase a router that has content filtering built into it.

For example the netgear WPNT834 has content filtering built into it that would affect all computers going through it.

* "Trusted user" controls
* Time-based usage controls
* Web site logging
* Remote management
* URL content filtering

I do not know how much it costs, but other models may have this built in as well.


Hmm...I was not aware that some routers have that ability. I have a Netgear wireless router but I'm not sure which model. I'll have to check that out when I get home.

Thank you.

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Posted 08 February 2007 - 07:43 AM

The Microsoft Shared Computer Toolkit can do some of this. It's free from here: http://www.google.com/url?sa=t&ct=res&...duVeOkxBdnM_jkA

Strange thing - google's inserting it's own stuff into the links. Here's a direct link to the page: http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/details...;displaylang=en

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