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swich on/off adsl connection with surfing logs

by mohamedkadri / February 16, 2011 8:42 AM PST

Hello!

I'm looking for a parental control software that does these specific things:

1- Controling ADSL connection by activating / deactivating access to internet with password.

2- Blocking adult content.

3- Log all visited website urls

The software must run on Windows XP and Windows 7.

Thanks.

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Pc or router
by bill012 / February 16, 2011 9:33 PM PST

I am assuming you want a program you load on each PC, if you really want to deactivate the DSL itself you must have a router that supports this and there are a number of very good ones. You are better off using the PC since you cannot always control what wireless network the kids can connect to.

The best software I have seen for the PC side of things is put out by bluecoat. It is a free home version of their commercial software. It is almost impossible to bypass and it plays a dog barking sound out the speakers when the kids try blocked sites. This works much like a virus software where it download lists of sites so it is kept updated. This list of updates is exactly the same feed they use on the commercial license.

http://www1.k9webprotection.com/

This is completely free with no strings attached and no adware or spyware. I guess they just want their name known when people go shopping for $30,000 corporate filter devices.

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Thanks
by mohamedkadri / February 16, 2011 10:43 PM PST
In reply to: Pc or router

Thanks for your reply, but you didn't understand exactly what I wanted to say.

One of my relatives has a child, who uses internet, and, he wants to control when his child connects to internet, and to be assured his child is safe from adult websites.

This relative does not have any technical knowlege, he is a very simple internet user. So he wants a very simple interface with turn on / turn off internet connection and of course using a password.

and please, a free one.

Thanks.

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How simple
by bill012 / February 16, 2011 11:36 PM PST
In reply to: Thanks

This product is very simple to install it just depends how many options you want to use. The turning the internet on and off is trivial you can log into the router and turn it off and of course the router has a password. Even the most technical person can just turn the power off or unplug it.

Filtering adult content you have to install some program and they all take some configuration. Even thought the software is free you still have configure it to meet you needs. What is "ADULT" just porn or hate speech sites, or sex education sites ?

It is just a matter of clicking the boxes.

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