This is NOT solved at all.
The issue appears to be only with WiFi connections. If you have an existing connection (streaming, youtube, playstation etc) when Access Control kicks in, your connection continues. However, if you are on a wired connection, it will be terminated. Switching WiFi off/on will clear the connections and will not allow it to restart.
This is undoubtably a FAULT with the router software, as wired and WiFi connections should be handled in the same way.
It causes issues in my house, as Son1 loses his (Powerline connected) access at 9pm, but Son2 continues on his WiFi-connected device as long as he likes.
How can we get somebody to register this as a genuine issue?
I'm thinking that perhaps Son two's machine is registered on your router as both an ethernet device and a wifi device and you have applied access control to the ethernet connection
You may be better using a different router which implements access control the way you want it.
Prices start at about £35.
The one I use has a configurable firewall controlled by a schedule, so you can restrict all access at specific times, or block access to certain sites. I use it when the grandchildren visit, so they do not spend all the time on the Internet.
It has been a known problem for years that if you were connected before the Access Control time kicked in you would not be thrown off the connection so I would not hold your breath waiting for a software fix any time soon.
Thanks Keith. That is one solution, but I have managed to get someone to look into it, so maybe I'll get a fix for this in the form of a software update.
Very unlikely, as the problem stems from the legacy software that forms the core of the home hub. Once a connection is established, the MAC address is cached within the home hub, and the connection remains.
All the access control does is to prevent a new connection being established from that MAC address.
Because the Ethernet MAC address of a device is different than the wireless card MAC address, the home hub sees that as a totally different device, and access controls do not work.
What you would need to do, would be look at both MAC address entries in the home hub, and apply access controls to both entries. You may like to try that, as it may help.