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router with parental controls

I am looking for a router with parental controls. Basically I want to throttle and limit the times certain devices are able to access the internet but give myself unlimited and unrestricted access. I don’t care what sites they visit as much as restricting the times they are able to access the internet. Ideally this would be accomplished with different passwords for the limited and unrestricted devices but I am open to other methods.

I have seen commercials for something similar to what I am looking for with Xfinity but that is not available to me. I have Spectrum. (formerly Charter)

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Tell more about "throttle."

I checked out a few noted for such controls but not one allowed you to do more than limit the number of bytes transferred and of course set times allowed to use.

So if you want to say limit them to dial up speed such as 56K then I came up empty.

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Re: throttle

I wasn’t thinking of anything that drastic. My max download speed is 100Mb/s, I was thinking of either a hard limit (maybe 25Mb/s) or a % of my max bandwidth.

Being able to set time restrictions for certain devices is more important than the throttling. (Say no internet access between 10pm and 8am)

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Then no.

I didn't find that feature. The only throttle in the documentation limits the amount, not the speed.

As to the time restrictions, all seem to do that now so I won't point to any specific router.

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If you must do this

I see PFSENSE has this sort of throttle. Hardware listed at https://www.pfsense.org/products/

But is that really needed since a good router shares the load. That is, in simple terms if there are two folk downloading they each get 50% of the bandwidth. Three users and it's split by a third each.

This DOES NOT HELP with gamers who sometimes confuse bandwidth and ping times. One thing is not the other.

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