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Different ways to bypass Circle by Disney

So I'm 16 years old and not so recently my parents bought Circle by Disney, a block that has direct access to your router and works as a filtering network just as facilitated diffusion works allowing some things through and filtering others. They got it because I have 2 younger brothers and they wanted to limit their internet access but at the same time limit mine too. I didn't really think much of it because to me, it really didnt matter because I was used to my parents turning off the wifi at 10pm every night because they did the same with our old netgear router. But recently, I've saved up months of working a job to build my own gaming pc which i feel quite proud of but my parents dont see the same. After building the pc, Ive seen more and more restrictions such as limiting online gaming to 30 minutes a day making me unable to even play a quick game of csgo, limiting youtube to 30 minutes, and a bunch of other restrictions. Ive read all the forums on how to bypass them by changing you mac address and etc but after doing that, my dad found a bypass to block any unknown mac addresses from accessing the internet so that's a no-go and I bought my own wifi card and tried switching from wifi and ethernet and that doesnt work either. I talked to my parents on multiple accounts on trying to let me at least get more time or just giving me more time on the wifi until 11 or 12 because to complete all my homework by 10 pm is starting to be a problem and they still wont listen thinking that i spend all my time on the internet talking to my friends and screwing around. They see facebook and snapchat as "screwing around" when i use those apps for communication with my classmates about homework and group projects. This problem has been going on for a while and i see no bypass for it other than somehow getting into my dad's phone to change my wifi time limits but even if i did, he would just change them back and give me less time as a punishment. please help

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Try this, but be prepared to run

Wait till his favorite hour long show on TV is on, and at the 30 minute mark walk over and turn it off. "30 minutes of TV is enough for anyone". Maybe he'll get the point.

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LOL

LOL I would literally die if I ever did that

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Easy trick

If your like me, I want the best wife so I sit beside the router... circle is connected to our router also. What I tried one day almost made me have a heart attack. I plugged an extra ether net cord into my laptop from the router. And I got unlimited time! It's also unfiltered for your alone time XD.

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Gotta be sneaky and fast

If your parents ever go out on a trip and leave you at home for a few days, you can unplug the demon box and take it out of range. For example if you unplug it and run it over to the neighbors house it will be out of range and you won’t be limited to it’s restrictions. But fair warning, when the device goes offline, it will send a notification to whoever installed the damn thing In the first place. In this situation, your parents. But get ready for when they get home lol.

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Good idea in Theory

This would be a great idea if your parents didn’t have a notification when it goes off or if they hadn’t found out and it’s now part of your WiFi bundle plan and inside the router

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hmm...

Try grabbing your parent's phone when they aren't look and turn off notifications?

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Just go to the app and give yourself more time.

I found the easiest thing to do is just grab the phone or whatever the circle app is on and just give yourself more time. Use caution though if your parents check the app regularly or see you changing it. I would "reward" your self instead of changing the time limit forever.

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Also good idea in theory

This would be a great idea if there was no password required

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Provide for Yourself

Just pay for your own internet. If you can't do that, then just play by your parent's rules. After all, they are the ones providing the wifi. You certainly don't have some sort of right to it. Provide for yourself, or follow the rules set by the provider.

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(NT) Buy a RATTrap
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Buy a RATTrap (with actual message)lol

So circle uses ARP Poisoning to control and monitor your internet, basically using the hacker's tools for something that they have legal rights and ability to do...

RatTrap is an in-home firewall that will block circle from messing with anything on that network and it keeps "circle" from affecting and doing any damage to the sites that you try to visit... (and it has parental control, but a lot nicer than circles, its parental control keeps kids from accessing non age-appropriate content, and still allows you to have time to game etc.

If you still have some left over cash, you can buy this gaming router which has its own security to protect from external threats, and you can have your devices on its two top priority ethernet ports, and a top priority gaming 5 gig wifi, that is made for gaming devices... (all links will be at the end of this post)

Since email uses a kind of connection that is really old try emailing your parents and ask them to change the filter level to teen.. that makes circle give you more leeway and allow you to do more stuff on your computer...


Links: (below)(click on the link to learn more about the devices mentioned in this post)
Gaming router: https://www.asus.com/Gaming-Networking/ROG-Rapture-GT-AC5300/
In-home firewall: https://www.myrattrap.com/

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Get the app

What to do is to get your moms phone or whoever the admin is and turn the ringer to silent

if the phone is a good distance away from your mom
eg. charging on the counter get your phone download the app and it will say manage circle
click that and click I am the circle admin

when you click that it will send a code to your mom's phone

go to your mom's phone and the code should pop up on the notification banner

get the code and type it on your phone and your in and have full control over the circle

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VPN/Proxies

You probably already know this, but try a VPN. My parents recently go it too, and are super restrictive with it as well. I do find, however, that using a good, strong VPN before it turns off (I do it as soon as I get on my phone), tends to work. However, if your parents have the VPN and Proxies restrictions, on it may track it and not work. However, you still may be able to use it, if you get multiple VPN apps, and constantly switch between them (I use 3 to 4 different ones). Good luck!!

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vpn

what VPNs do you use? does it help with the ristrictions as well?

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Nord VPN

I tried it and Nord VPN works

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Use VPN

Using a vpn will allow you to us the apps without the 30 minute restrictions. But won’t stop your WiFi turning off at 10pm. My parents got it, we’ve had it for 6 months, and recently I got so fed up with them pausing me throughout the day, because I acted like a normal teen. Then I broke it, and am waiting for the consequences. Great, at least my birthday is tomorrow and they might show forgiveness.

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Stick it in Your Garage

Same! My parents bought a circle a few months ago because they thought I spend too much time online. I hate the thing. It's literally a machine from the devil. They have it so that the wifi turns off at 8:00! I can't get any homework done in that time since I'm at school pretty late with my sports and drama practices. And even while I'm not at school until pretty late at night it's a struggle to get my homework done.
And they literally have restrictions on everything. They even have an adblocker installed on my devices to block VPNs. I've tried to mess with the circle a bit but it's hard to get it to turn off and when it does my parents get a notification. Like why would Disney do this! And what's even more annoying is that they can turn the wifi on and off whenever they please.
I've never tried this, but I probably will soon with how fed up I am with the circle. I would wait until your parents are asleep, mine go to bed pretty early, take the circle, unplug it, and stick it in your garage or someplace that is out of range. That way the circle couldn't control the wifi anymore and your parents wouldn't get a notification. Or if your parents aren't as crazy and strict as mine try a VPN. That way you could go on whatever site you wanted without a time limit but it wouldn't fix the bedtime issue. Hope this helps.

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BRAVE WEB BROWSER

The Brave web browser has a TOR MODE that gets right through the Disney Circle. I stumbled upon it almost by accident ... and it can be installed on an Android device and even a Chromebook with the app store. Of course, Windows, et al, as well.

I can't believe this isn't reported anywhere yet!

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Unplug

Go to your router and unplug circle of open it up and mess up the wiring and make it look noraml they'll have to reset it so you have a while of unlimited but unlucky for me my dad has like 100 of them so im traped

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get a knife and some wart remover

ok so wait until they go out and use a knife to pop the back panel off it wont notify them so quickly brush the wart remover all over the circuits it will disable them but if your out of the house when the built in battery dies they won't know what happened

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Yup

I also have the circle as a late teen. What is even worse is that my 19 year old brother was also forced to abide by it. Now that he has moved out and is living the life of no circle, blazing fast internet speeds through his ethernet, and generally not having to deal with internet restrictions at all. So apparently im the only reason for my parents having the circle at all. It doesnt just restrict your internet. Since it also doubles as a filter, everything that you search or game is run through the circle for authorization which makes your wifi run at snail speed compared to what it should be if the circle was never installed. I'm someone who can manage their time well and doesnt need a flimsy device to handle my internet time for me. It was meant for little kids obsessed with their gigantic ipads and have no self control. Also I'm a high school student which means that my internet time limit is used up by doing homework without actually making it half way through said homework. Sometimes I go to my friends houses literally just so I can be away from the thing. Solution: get a VPN. Nord VPN specifically. If you somehow can't obtain that, take a sledgehammer to it

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