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mrgoldfish1
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Two routers

Hello, is it possible to connect two routers to an unlocked openreach modem, so I can enable parental controls on one, but keep one without perental control's.
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Re: Two routers

You'd likely have to set one up as a router, and the other as an access point.
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Re: Two routers

It wouldn't help anyway, parental controls are network based.

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Re: Two routers

Depending on what sort of parental controls you want, you could consider using a Raspberry Pi as a proxy. I bridged an old Netgear router and for a short time used a Pi for basic filtering.

Unfortunately, it wouldn't work when our son left the house so I used Tasker & AutoInput on his phone & tablet to retain parental controls wherever he was, and AutoRemote to update his settings remotely.
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Re: Two routers

So I guess he just borrowed his mate's phone when he wanted to access something you didn't want him to.

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FourQ
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Re: Two routers

Exactly. Thankfully because he's only recently turned 10, he and his friends aren't old enough for their own 4G allowance. He's too young to be unsupervised at someone's house. But he's sharp as a tack, so I'd be amazed if he's not found a workaround.

We clamped right down when we heard about youtube videos with unsuitable scenes edited into the video, while the audo remained toddler friendly. There are also some unsuitable adverts in games, but you do what you can.

Ultimately, kids are kids, so he's likely to hear all sorts in the playground and outside. I'd be worried if they didn't try it on.

 

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Re: Two routers

All sorted,
I used a cheap tp-link router, connected from the lan port on the HH5 to the wan port on the tp-link which give me a separate wifi net work, then I used open DNS family shield, changed the DNS server numbers on the tp-link which blocks "tasteless, proxy/anonymizer, sensuality, or pornography" and there you go, too different routers with parental controls on one but not the other.