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Why doesn't my dir-300 router's parental control work?

Q: Why doesn't my dir-300 router's parental control work?

I clicked on "Turn parental control on and deny computers access to ONLY these sites", entered the website url in the box, ticked it and set the schedule to always. But when I try to access the blocked web page it takes a little longer than usual but then loads on the website normally.

The two sites entered in the boxes are the ones I've tried to test the feature with, but both are not being blocked.

Can someone see anything I've done wrong?

I have tried emptying the cache and rebooting the computer and router, but still the pages just refuse to be blocked.

What's happening??? Advice would be appreciated.

A: Why doesn't my dir-300 router's parental control work?

hum; did you try just the domain name without the http:// ?
also try without the trailing / after the domain name

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Hi i'm trying to set up parental controls on my router so have no internet access at all from midnight to 6 am.
I have a parental control screen but says I need to enter address of pc's etc.
Its a tp link AC 750. Any ideas how to set it up??

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I have done 10 tons of google searches. I have looked at all kinds of things I need super parental controls. I don't care about cost at this point.

Has to support time limits per connected MAC.
Has to support individual site blocking.
Has to support device logging.
Has to support bandwidth throttling per device.

I have kids with android devices I need to block them from going to the play store without authorization, I also need these specific devices to only be allowed network connectivity during specific times.
I have an Xbox one I need to have time limited to just after school and until bedtime.
I have WDTVLive devices that need to have highest priority of video streaming and on and available 24/7.
I have smart TVs that I need to stay on 24/7 but I need to be able to block specific sites that the TVs can access
I have to have the ability on all the web devices to see and block any inappropriate sites.

I have been looking at the routers and so far all I am seeing is opendns that does not seem to have the granularity I need. Or they have their own limited parental controls that are a basic "slider" but you can't add. Almost all do not have individual device blocking or individual device logging which would not work.

I really do not want to have to setup a ton of different things on my network and I can't use a third party DNS service because I KNOW my son knows enough about computers to just change the devices settings back to a different DNS ser... Read more

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I have a small network set up at home. So everyone can do what they gotta do with out bothering someone else to get off so I can get on. But the problem is that my daughter doesn't seem to get the hint and bedtime is bedtime. I have sucessfully config the router to block internet access after her bedtime on her port. I have attempt to block aim the same way but have not been as luck. I have the router block ports 20 21 80 5190 at 930 and everything shutdown fine except AIM. AIM is what I really NEED to block any help or suggestion? Thanks!

A:netgear router as parental control


Unless the router is in her bedroom, then simply unplug her connection at bedtime at the router.

A parental control program such as Cybersitter would allow you to set the hours that she can connect to the internet.

Failing this, hard wire the computer mains lead through a timer.

Before I went to a Broadband ADSL router, and had the network set up via a hub and ICS. I could simply stop the ICS program on my computer which took her off line.

Knowing I have "power" over her Internet access, which is totally unrestricted provided the router is switched on, except for Cybersitter, Norton AV, Zone Alarm & Spyware prevention stops any misbehaviour in this area.

She will soon get the message. Access is a priviledge not a right.



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Hi all. I'm trying to set parental control for one of the kids in household, I do it like here

this are my time tables:

2 gaming2 Every Day 06:00 - 22:43 (meaning from 6am to 10:43pm he can acces ONLY those two sites, correct?)

allowed sites:

but, when I turn parental control on, all internet is off for him even allowed sites. Time right now is 21:44 gmt+2 and my router time is set right, so I don't know why it doest work?

or should I add allowed sites with http://?

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if you set "block programs",(even all) it works but the most important program is not blocked :exlorer 8 after first alert it works!!!!!! while the time block works fine

try to believe !

A:parental control doesnt work! ie8 bypass it!!

Quote: Originally Posted by w7marci

if you set "block programs",(even all) it works but the most important program is not blocked :exlorer 8 after first alert it works!!!!!! while the time block works fine

try to believe !


Hi and welcome to sevenforums

Could you tell us what parental controls you are using?

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I can't use my Control with any other key to copy, cut, paste, or
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Help please and thanks, Mary

Here is my hijackthis text file.

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Mary, keyboard problems are not invariably software or malware-related. First things first - what OS are you talking about ? XP, Win 7, Win 8 or what? What type of keyboard is it? PS2, USB or wireless?

Disconnect it and reconnect it a few times, reboot and try again. Turn the keyboard upside down, placing one end on the edge of a thick book, and thump a few times on the back with your hand. Sweep the crud onto the carpet.....

Is it just a keyboard hardware problem, and if so which keys? tells you a lot of key combinations with ctrl and shift and alt. Tell us if any or none work?

Open a document and try typing a bit of text. Do all the characters work?

If it appears the keyboard is faulty, can you borrow another to test?

Quite often, keyboard problems are down to wireless problems: and can often be solved by re-installing the keyboard driver.

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HP tends to supply installation instructions for their products--both on paper and on their web site.

Mind explaining what your "hp control" is?

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most of the softwares(or what it's called) in control panel doesn't work

when i click on control panel, it works

but after that add or remove, add a hardware, most of them doesn't work

why's that?? can you help me?


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What error does it give if any?
Which ones do not work?
Have you disabled any services or anything in msconfig lately?
If they were working before have you tried to do a System Restore?

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Hello i have strange problem, my hp remote not work on windows 7. After 2 years i preinstall from vista home preimum to win7 ultimate. My laptop is hp pavilion dv7-1023cl
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3139 228 53391
HP SPS: 464793-001

P.S: I hope to help if it is possible that this problem be solved.

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ok i think you possibly need the drivers for your remote, after a long search i came up with this,

HP Support & Drivers | United States

select the detect your product and it will scan your machine and tell you what drivers and software are available ,

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Logfile of HijackThis v1.99.1
Scan saved at 8:40:11 PM, on 09/11/2005
Platform: Windows XP SP2 (WinNT 5.01.2600)
MSIE: Internet Explorer v6.00 SP2 (6.00.2900.2180)

Running processes:
C:\Program Files\Analog Devices\SoundMAX\Smtray.exe
C:\Program Files\Intel\NCS\PROSet\PRONoMgr.exe
C:\Program Files\Logitech\iTouch\iTouch.exe
C:\Program Files\Intel\Intel(R) Active Monitor\imontray.exe
C:\Program Files\Java\jre1.5.0_02\bin\jusched.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Real\Update_OB\realsched.exe
C:\Program Files\DIGStream\digstream.exe
C:\Program Files\winupdates\winupdates.exe
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Hi and Welcome
It may help you if you print out or copy this page for easy reference.. Make sure to work through the fixes in the exact order its listed..These instructions only apply to HJT v1.99.1

Please Keep your browser and all open programs closed (except firewalls and antivirus) when you are carrying out the fixes..

Download any of the required programs before attempting to start any of the fixes.

Please do NOT run Hijack This in a TEMPorary folder or on the Desktop. I recommend c:/program files/HJT/

Turn off System Restore instructions (WinXP)
Rightclick My Computer | Properties | System Restore | check ?Turn off System Restore?, <Apply>, <OK>. Reboot. When we have confirmed that your log file is clean, you may renable System Restore and create a new restore point.

To show hidden files instructions (WinXP)
Doubleclick My Computer | Tools | Folder Options | View tab
Select Show Hidden Files and Folders
Uncheck Hide extensions for known file types
Uncheck Hide protected operating system files (Recommended)
Select Apply to All Folders | Yes | Apply | OK

If you hav'nt already done so,download and run Adaware,SpyBot (check for updates) for a preliminary cleanup first.Some files below may not be present after running the above programs.Full instructions below.

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I can never get into control panel. I get an error message that looks like this:

AppName: explorer.exe AppVer: 6.0.2800.1106 ModName: unknown
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and it says that they will send this directory:


I have included a HJT log that my help. THanks.

Logfile of HijackThis v1.99.1
Scan saved at 4:00:27 PM, on 4/28/2005
Platform: Windows XP SP1 (WinNT 5.01.2600)
MSIE: Internet Explorer v6.00 SP1 (6.00.2800.1106)

Running processes:
C:\Program Files\iolo\System Mechanic 4\PopupStopper.exe
C:\Program Files\MSN Messenger\msnmsgr.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Real\Update_OB\realsched.exe
C:\Program Files\Internet Explorer\IEXPLORE.EXE
C:\Documents and Settings\Allen\Local Settings\Temporary Internet Files\Content.IE5\4HCR0RO3\hijackthis[1]\HijackThis.exe
C:\Program Files\Internet Explorer\IEXPLORE.EXE

R0 - HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main,Start Page =
R0 - HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main,Local Page =
R0 - HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Toolbar,LinksFolderName =
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Not sure if ths belongs here or in the security thread??

I could swear I've seen similar problems on this forum, but I did a search and didn't come up with anything.

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The MS update button(at the bottom right corner of the screen - not sure what this is called) on her login still had the exclamation point on it, so I clicked on it to install the updates again. It installed and prompted for a restart. So I clicked on the restart now option. Nothing happened. I went to Start->shutdown, and nothing happened. I hit control alt delete, and nothing happened.

Ran spyware checks via spybot and ad-aware and they only turned up cookies. I am in the process of running a virus check right now.

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I installed windows 10 and i like it very much, except for one thing; i can't adjust my windows volume.
I had this problem before with previous windows but i could fix this to right click on the volume icon right below the the task bar and press playback devices. Here you swa to devices speakers what was set as default en digital output. nothing's change there very much but before i could fix the problem trought set the digital output device as default, but now nothing changed. I tryd to disableing the other devices i tryd to update the drivers, i cant change any thing in the driver settings what can help me.

I can adjust the volume at youtube its just the volume of windows i cant eather mute it.
i'm sorry for my bad english i hope i'm clearly enough and hope some one can help me.


A:Windows 10 volume control doesn't work

my solution:

CTRL+ALT+DEL, restart Windows Explorer

I have this problem when my computer comes back from sleep

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What version of IE are you using?

What other security programs do you have on the computer? It's possible that one of them is blocking the pop-ups.

Orange Blossom

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Any help appreciated.


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As far as I know volume control in the past was mechanical but now it works on different way and it is controlled by specific tool/utility.
To be honest Tecra P5 is not known to me but obviously it is Australian notebook model and according to Australian support page this notebook model is not supported for Windows 7.

That doesn?t mean you cannot use it but this means there is not software package designed for Windows 7 that can be installed so I think there is no much you can do about it.

I know it is annoying but for volume control you can use Windows option placed in task bar.

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What programme are you using apply to?
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@accordeoniste Try these. REO

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A:Control A combination doesn't work (Games and select all)

Hi richyo and welcome to Seven Forums.

Glad it is fixed for you. If you computer is corrupt maybe you should run the sfc /scannow command here is how: SFC /SCANNOW Command - System File Checker

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Welcome to Windows Seven Forums.

Sounds like you may have a virus.

If you can, boot into Safe Mode with Networking and run a full virus scan.

Malwarebytes is an excellent choice for this job and you can download it here: Malwarebytes : Free anti-malware, anti-virus and spyware removal download

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See if HP have an update for their firmware or function key control drivers. I know its a new pc, but its worth a shot.

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hi ,
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Look in device manager if the sound device is enabled. If you don't see it, you might need to enable it in bios.

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Any help out there? I am frustrated and IBM has not been able to help, except by telling me to change the hard drive or send it to them.

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Yes I think this is a hard drive issue too. Check to see how much space you have left on it. Go to My computer and right-click on the C drive icon. Click Properties... Also, you might consider checking the hard drive with a utility like Seatools from Seagate. IBM notebook drives are noted for their high failure rates...

Back up your important data please, ASAP

Good luck

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A:Control Panel Backup & Restore link doesn't work

Have you run
SFC /SCANNOW Command - System File Checker
Either there is a problem in the windows file structure which sfc will check for, or a service the feature depends on has been disabled.
That's about the only two scenarios I can come up with.

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i have a TL-WR642G router and my modem is ZyXel P-600 by PLDT..

my internet only works whenever i connect the modem on my computer..

what to do?

A:my router doesn't work! :(

do a power cycle - see below - and make sure you are connecting the modem to the correct port on the router
next post back the lights status on the modem and the router

with a PC conencted to the router by cable - please post an ipconfig /all - see below


How to power cycle

&#8220;power cycle&#8221; process to reboot or reset the modem/router

Switch off all the devices modem, router and computers also unplug their power cables.
Wait at least 1 to 5 minutes,
Plug the power cords back in, but don&#8217;t switch them on.
First turn on the modem and then wait for a few minutes for it to settle and all the lights to become stable.
Next switch on the router (if a seperate device) and then wait for a few minutes for it to settle and all the lights to become stable.
Now turn on your computer, You should now be able to access the Internet.

ipconfig /all
If you cannot access the internet with this PC, then you will need to paste the results into something like notepad and then copy onto a machine that can access the internet and post the results in a reply here.
Save the file to a USB flash drive or other removable media. Plug it into the working computer with internet access and copy the file and paste here.

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Thx, I have already solved that - In BT settings an option of creating HID was hidden, it offered just dial up networking.

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Hi, I had some issues with a HDD around this time last year, so I replaced it with a new western digital HDD. I wasn't able to back anything up, so I cloned it instead.

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I know for a fact that I had CCC on this pc, but it almost seems impossible to get up and running, I am very desperate to get this up and running.

thanx in advance

A:Catalyst Control Center doesn't work after I installed the wrong driver

Hhhmmmm... let's take a look

List any Problem devices

Make sure devices are connected and powered on
Click Start->Run, enter: msinfo32. Click the + sign next to Components to expand it
Click Problem Devices. Anything appear?
If yes, click on it, Ctrl-A to select all, Ctrl-C to copy it, Ctrl-V to paste into next post
On the other hand, if no devices are listed, tell me so
Generate and attach a DirectX report

Click Start->Run, enter dxdiag and click OK
===> If you?re running 32 bit Windows, dxdiag will launch on its own
===> If you?re running 64 bit Windows, you?ll see 64-bit DxDiag. Click it to launch the 64-bit version of dxdiag
Notice progress in lower left window corner
When done, click Save Information button and save as a text file to your Desktop
Attach it to your next post by clicking the Upload a File button


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I've been trying to hook up my wireless router on my Windows XP Pro computer. It worked great on my Windows ME computer last year but it's not working at all when I try to hook it up for Windows XP.I try to type the password it shows this message. and I can't connect to the internet when this happens.


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Don't worry about it. It works now.

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- I tried disabling ALL active X controls and add-ins. Still didn't work.
Any ideas please? (It's maddening!!)

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One thing you may want to check is the control panel/accessibility options and make sure nothing is checked in there. Sometimes the accessibility settings for the keyboard will play havoc with what you think should be happening with keys.

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Some time ago I was discussing ways and means of stopping my kids changing their IP addresses to get around ACLs I'd created on my DLINK router.

Two solutions were offered: OpenDNS, which I'm still using, and setting up a DHCP reservation using MAC addresses.

Recently I had to replace one of the machines. Lets say the original machines mac address was 0A:0A:0A:0A:0A:0A (just for convenience), and it's IP address was

When I replaced the machine the MAC address is completely different.

I completely forgot to update the DHCP reservation. Yet, the PC can access the internet.

If I change the address on the machine, of course, it still connects to the internet, I guess because the MAC address is not in the DHCP reservation list. So I updated the entry in the router.

The computer still accesses the internet with (as I would expect), but if I change the address to (for example), it still works.

So.. Without the mac address in the router (but with a reservation using the IP address), there appear to be no restrictions. I hoped the router would match the MAC address to the requesting IP address and go "Nope, these dont match. Sorry, I'm not letting you connect".

Obviously I've done something wrong when I set it up.

Can anyone suggest why this might not be working?


A:Reserved list in router doesn't seem to work

There are 2 things in here: First, if you created your ACLs based on MAC Address, there is still a way to bypass it: by changing local MAC Address -- many NICs do allows that.

Second, if you created ACLs based on the IP address, you should also update the DHCP to offer the old IP address to the new MAC Address.

What I could suggest you, then, is to create a rule in the very bottom, to deny any unknown MAC Address, and then update the rules to allow your kids to browse -- either via their computer's MAC Address or via IP with the updated DHCP reservation. Pretty much you had done all of this, but missed the "deny all" in the bottom.

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Sorry about my title

One morning I woke up and my wireless network wasn't there.
So I went to my router and the lights were all on, so I power cycled it.
The power light came on and went off and the Wan and 4 LAN lights stayed on.
(With no cables plugged in it still does that.)


I have a D-Link DI-624 (AirPlus Xtreme G Wireless Router)

Need more info? Just ask, I might be able to answer.

A:Help! My dlink router doesn't work anymore.

use a wired connection to verify the router is dead.
while in that mode, access the config page and verify the wifi settings.

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So I have a Netgear WGR614 router and when I hook it up the computer says it's connected but I can't load any web pages. If I take the router out and go straight from the modem to the computer it does work.
It has worked in the past but I've never had a perfect connection..
Would I need a new and better router or is there a different problem here?

A:Internet doesn't work when router is connected

Let's see this when you are connected directly to the modem.

Hold the Windows key and press R, then type CMD to open a command prompt:

In the command prompt window that opens, type type the following command:

Note that there is a space before the /ALL, but there is NOT a space after the / in the following command.


Right click in the command window and choose Select All, then hit Enter to copy the contents to the clipboard.
Paste the results in a message here.

If you are on a machine with no network connection, use a floppy, USB disk, or a CD-RW disk to transfer a text file with the information to allow pasting it here.

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Hello. I just got a new cable modem and my WRT54GL router does not connect to the internet. The router was working fine with the old modem before the modem went out. When I plug an Ethernet cable into the modem I can connect to the internet just fine. But when I connect the modem to the router I cannot connect to the internet through the router. I tried reseting the router. Unplugging both the router and modem at the same time then restarting the computer. Nothing works. I could use some help.


A:New cable modem, now WRT54GL router doesn't work

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I just bought a D-Link DIR-600 Wireless Router and have already installed it to a normal modem. I'm using an XP Desktop.

It stated there that the router has been configured successfully. However, when I try to connect it to the Internet, I received Error 678: The remote computer did not respond.

But, it works fine if I plugged off the router and connected the Internet directly to the modem (that's why I can use the internet now).

Can anyone help me find out what is wrong with my router? I've been trying to do some troubleshoots for 4 hours on my own but it still didn't work. I really need your help since I'm really new to this networking stuffs.

Thanks a lot.

D. x

A:Solved: Internet doesn't work with router, (Error 678) but it does with DSL

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We have Comcast cable for our ISP. We have a Linksys BEFSR41 wired router. We have two pcs. One has Windows 98 1st edition, and the second has Windows XP. Both PCs have ethernet cards, and both individually work directly with the cable modem although the Windows 98 PC only gets 790 down. (Note: Several years ago, the Windows 98 PC did get 3000 down, and then Comcast did something when they raised the download speeds.)

We weren't able to get the router to work. Then, a Comcast guy came over here for a tv problem, and he set up the router, modem and pc in the usual order and both pcs were connected to the internet. This lasted for one hour and then simply stopped working. We haven't been able to get it to work since. When we plug the modem into the router, the WAN lights in the front of the modem do not come on. We tried switching the cables, and it still doesn't work. The same cable works fine from the pc to the modem. We cannot figure this out.

Note: In the back of the router, we have the cable connected from the modem to the WAN port and not to the Uplink port.

How do we fix this?
What if we buy an N-wireless router and use it as a wired router? Will that work? The latest issue of Maximum PC is recommending the D-link DIR 615 as the best bargain wireless N router.

Thanks in advance,

A:Solved: Linksys BEFSR41 Router Doesn't Work

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My router is connected from modem to router to pc.
It is a Linksys WRT160N.

When it is plugged in that way, my pc doesn't have internet access but when i plug it from modem to pc it works.

A:Solved: Internet doesn't work when plugged with router

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About two weeks ago the internet in the apartment started acting very poor. A day or so after that, it quit alltogether, with Windows saying it is a DNS server issue. I have reason to believe the IT guy for the apartment has NO idea what he's talking about, as he has told the landlord that it is probably too many wireless routers causing interference. This is not the case.

The symptoms are that, when connected to our wireless router windows says there is a DNS issue, and we do not have internet access. While plugged directly in to the wall the internet works perfectly fine.
My speculation is that whatever we are getting our internet from in the line is not allowing our router to assign IP addresses (or not handling them properly on its end), thus causing the DNS issue and the lack of internet.

Supposedly there are only about 4 apartments (out of 16) that are affected by this same problem, and I am the only person actively trying to fix this, as it is affecting my school work. I have limited access to the hardware of the building, but can get just about whatever I need for testing purposes through the landlord if I try hard enough.

If anyone has any ideas what this issue may be or how it may be resolved, please let me know. My schooling is kind of relying on it.

A:Solved: Internet doesn't work through router but through port.

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I'm having an issue connecting to my wireless router. I can connect fine with security disabled, but it doesn't connect if I enable WPA. It says there's a "timeout" issue when I try to connect with WPA enabled.

No one else is having issues connecting with their laptops and smartphones, so it must be a problem with my computer.

Laptop: Compaq presario cq50 w/Vista Home 32
adapter: Atheros AR5007
Router: Westell A90

Thanks in advance

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I really do hope that someone will be able to assist me with this very frustrating issue I am having with my desktop. For about the past month or so I have not been able to connect to any internet web sites. I typically use Firefox for web browsing but that stopped working and also IE 7 and Safari stopped working as well. I have tried to do almost everything I can think of to get it to work again.
I've already tried to:
1. Disable windows firewall / windows defender
2. Disable add-ons in IE
3. Uninstall anti-virus software
4. Reset the TCP/IP connection through command prompt using Netsh commands
5. Rewired/Reset the modem and Router
6. Logged into the Router and tested the connection via Ethernet cable from Laptop running XP
7. Reset system services and clients - DHCP, DNS, HTTP
8. Ran several cleanup/scan utilities - McAfee Anti-Virus, Malwarebytes (Anti-Malware), MS Malicious Software Removal Tool, HijackThis

I have just installed the latest version of HijackThis on the machine and have run a scan. This is the following log:
Logfile of Trend Micro HijackThis v2.0.2
Scan saved at 2:17:53 PM, on 5/13/2009
Platform: Windows Vista SP1 (WinNT 6.00.1905)
MSIE: Internet Explorer v7.00 (7.00.6001.18226)
Boot mode: Normal

Running processes:
C:\Program Files\Windows Defender\MSASCui.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\InstallShield\UpdateService\issch.exe
C:\Program Files... Read more

A:Internet/Web Doesn't Work...Router is Fine; Vista

I still am having this issue....Is there anyone out there who knows about this sort of stuff?...I am starting to question these forum's.....

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I'm not sure if this is something new that started with my new Windows 8 computer, or if it has always been this way, but I noticed that when my desktop, which is connected to my router via a cable, is shutdown, the router stops functioning, and I can't access the web with my notebook. Is there a setting somewhere that would keep the router working without disconnecting the LAN cable from the desktop. My desktop is normally up and running from the time I get up, until I go to bed, which is why I never noticed this before.

A:Router doesn't work when desktop computer is shut down

Router make/model?

Is your desktop connected to the router via one of the (i'll assume) 4 LAN ports on the router?

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I recently switched over to Comcast for internet and have an xfinity router. The wifi works perfectly on all computers and devices except one. It's not working on a large desktop that uses a TP-Link wireless card. When I try to connect to the internet from Firefox on this computer, it just says "Connecting..." on the top of the tab for a while and eventually goes to a "Server not found" page.

Every now and then, usually after I try something random to fix it (such as turning on "SoftAP mode" on the TP-Link card) the internet will work for a few seconds, but then it stops again.

(Sorry if I didn't put enough information in here; tell me if you need to know anything else.)

A:Connected to my wireless router, but internet doesn't work.

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I have searched EVERYwhere but cannot seem to find a person who experience similar problem, let alone a solution.
I've been using Linksys WRT54G router for quite a while now with the two computers that i currently have. (ISP:Rogers Hi Speed) There hasn't been any problem until this week.
I haven't changed ANY settings on either my computer or my router (other than some port forwarding). All of a sudden i cant connect to the internet on one of my two computers connnected via this router (this is a wireless router, but i am NOT using wireless. All computers are WIRED to the router.)
I have tried a bunch of basic things like plugging off the modem n router, resetting the router to factory default, etc.
The compouter does recognize the router, for example, when I plug my router off, the computer says "the local area connection cable is plugged off" or something along that line. Also, the local area connection shows up on Control Panel/Network and Internet Connections.
A strange thing is, when i run the "system restore" from the start menu, the internet works. If i restart the computer, it doesnt work again.

I would really appreciate your help on this matter.
Thanks a LOT in advance.

A:HELP!! Internet doesn't work on one of the computers connected via a router

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I am trying to find something that will let me set up parental control that controls the types of sites my kids can view. I set the one up on the internet but since most of the websites out there are not rated I have to type in my password every few seconds and this gets really annoying. I have windows XP and a Dell tower. I was also wondering is there a rating system for computers that can be downloaded and what exactly are PICS Rules? I am new to the computer thing so please explain the process if ther is one is simple terms.
Thanks for all the help in advance!!

A:Parental control help

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first sorry for bad english!!

i want to change my parental control on a user but it doesn't change and show this error.

i logon with administrator user but show it again!
what can i do to fix it?

i changed P.C. one month later and now i can not do it.

i use 7100.

A:Q?:parental control

this seems to be a known issue with vista, here is a thread about it, strange that it would appear in windows 7 again..

Do you have problems starting the parental controls service? goto start->run and type in "services.msc" then look for parental controls service and see if you can get it started. also look in the events log for any errors related to the parental controls..

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My 12-year old son just downloaded AIM to chat with his friends, which I don't mind. I do mind him accessing AIM Today which is a browser with no parental controls that comes coupled with AIM. He used to use Yahoo as his browser which I have set to "teen" which limits access to inappropriate content. I uninstalled AOL explorer, but he still has access to AIM Today. Don't know if it can be separated from the Instant Messaging feature. I've seen the software packages out there that allow you to monitor IMs and sites visited, but I would much prefer just getting rid of AIM Today. Any advise would be greatly appreciated. Thanks!

A:AIM Parental Control

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I don't know if anyone can help as I haven't a lot of information.
A friend of mine, who has Windows XP, wanted to put some parental control on his PC.
He left clicked somewhere and found a list with privacy on that he left clicked on. He had to type in a password and then re-enter the password for confirmation, he was then asked to put in a 'hint' to remind him of his password. He has done all of that but now when he wants to access the internet and he is asked for his password he is told it is not valid and he cannot gain access to the internet.
Is there anything that he can do to remedy this?
Help would be appreciated.
Thank you

A:Parental Control

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I have set up standard user account on my PC for grandson but I am having problems applying parental controls.
I have downloaded ?Windows Live Family Safety? and selected the items I think are appropriate but when I log into my grandson account I am able access very adult sites very easily. When the account boots up a pop-up appears at the lower right of the screen advising that adult sites are blocked and monitoring is on but clearly this is not so.
I have read the tutorial supplied by this site ?Parental Controls ? Setup and Use? and what happens to me differs from that described. When I select my grandsons account at ?Control Panel ? All Control Panel Items ? Parental Controls? ? I am taken the ?Windows Live Family Safety? site and not to ?User Controls? as described. I am never presented with opportunity to enforce current settings.
I have really run out of ideas and would greatly appreciate some help please.
Best regards Ken

A:Parental Control

What restriction level did you choose for the web filtering?

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hi - are there any good free parental control software for vista?

crawler was OK but no longer available.....


A:parental control

I've seen (free) K9 suggested here a few times & their website says it runs on Vista:


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Hi, i was just wanting to know is there a way of putting parental contol on the computer which will work for the kids XP account which turns on automatic. just so when he wants to log on and go on the internet there is a blocker for the sites he shouldnt see, but when me or my girlfriend log on to our account it will be off.
Thnk you in advance for any advice


A:Parental Control

Enable the Content Advisor in IE. You cannot hae alternate browsers or he/she will use it and circumvent the Content Advisor. Password protect each account and only give him a limited account. Restrict him/her from downloading and installing programs. That will allow him/her to use alternate browsers.

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My CA Security Suite has Parental Controls activated and I find no way to deactivate. I have no children with access to this computer and do not want Parental Control.
1) I upgraded Internet Explorer and the security will not let me run it without override.
2) I try to download software requiring ActiveX Controls but there is no way to do it. (This probably has nothing to do with Parental Controls..?) The message says to click on a non-existing icon.

How can I eliminate Parental controls?
What do I do about the 2nd problem?

Ken Johnson

A:Parental Control

sorry i don't have ca suite but most items , just right click on the icon on the task bar and look for parental control.

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My uncle is having trouble with the daughter infecting the machine with MSNplus and nasty smiley sites..thats just for starters.....

is there a good (preferably free) Parental Control program that will monitor her usage and block bad sites and report to him?


A:Parental Control

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Hello all,

My system is vista home premium 32bit, my problem is when I do parental control on after that my intenet not working but my system show connected with internet, but unable to open any website.

pls solve my problem


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hi i'm trying to set up parental controls on vistas. i'm choosing what options i want then going onto my sons page but i can get onto all the adult sites still. also i've put what sites i don't allow as a test but i can still access them.

also as a test i clicked on don't allow any games went onto his page and that was blocked so that worked whats going on? please help

A:parental control help

Hello Debbie, and welcome to Vista Forums.

Usually it will be more effective to check the Only allow websites which are on the allow list box to block all websites except for the ones you allow by adding it to the white list instead. The filter just can't catch everything by only blocking a few sites or type of sites.

Parental Controls - Web Filter

Hope this helps,

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Hi all, I have a small home network of 3 computers running windows xp pro. Is there any way that I can set up my kids pcs to automatically shut off at any given time?? like at 8:00pm for instance. and once it shuts off that wont let them back in till nxt morning or something like that... thanks in advance..

A:Parental Control

i think you may be able to set the schedule tasks to shut off the computers at a certain time. i am not sure if it will disable them from turning it back on tho.

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I just got a Windows 8 Laptop. My husband bought MacFee anti-virus and I installed I had to delete the Norton and when I did that Parental control locked on and can't turn off. Can you help this is all new to me.

A:Parental control

What Parental Control--Windows', Norton's or McAfee's (or MacFee's)?

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Hi ALl

Can anyone offer me some advice on what product to use for controling internet access to my children on a PC connected to the www through a home network.

Server PC is Me, kids PC is XP and I am using Intel Wireless networking. How and what should I use to control access to the www on the XP machine?



A:Parental Control

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how do I get rid of parental controls. My son put them on while I was watching his children, and now I cannot use computer at all. He is out of town and no help. Thank you I don't know

A:parental control

it is against the rules to help bypass any security controls since there is no way to verify the intent.


Users may not post hacks, cracks, or give instruction how to pirate any type of software, or anything similar, in any forum of TSF. We do not condone, support or give instruction on any illegal activity pertaining to computer systems, computer hardware, computer software programs or computer related activities. Included in this group of activities are requests for help to circumvent system admin passwords or Administrator settings on networks. We do understand that the majority of requests may be legitimate, but we do not have the means to discern these from non-legitimate r

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Is there a very good program for me to install on my computer for Parental Control?
I need the name of a very good software to install for this. I do ot want to just go out and buy something that will not work.

Thanks for all suggestions

A:Parental control

A pretty good program to have with alot of features is "iProtectYou"

review and features aswell as free download located here

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hi all i need a parental control for my kids, the thing is i have multiple computers and want to find the software that doesnt allow them just to sign off 1 computer and go on the other. i want it all centralised has anyone come across this at all.


A:parental control

You would need a proxy to do that, such that all internet traffic in the house flows through it.

See this article: Proxy server - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

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Hi all

Ok so I gave my neigbor a pc with xp pro and a wifi adaptor so they can use my wifi to get online. Well they have a seven year old and I need some thing to help monitor the use of the pc. What can I use to block unwanted stuff? I tried user accounts but there isn't mutch options like limiting certin user accounts from sites or the internet entirely. Is there something I can install on the pc so the seven year old can't see something he shouldn't or do something he shouldn't?

A:Parental Control help

There are lots of parental control software out there but you can always use the firewall to allow or disallow certain sites to work. Have a read of this How to Kid-proof your Internet Parental Controls

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Well I haven't downloaded anything recently, so this can't be from a virus. I just tried to go to a website, and it says I cannot go because of a parental block with NIS(Norton Internet Security). So I opened up Norton, and the parental control is on (I didn't turn it on) and there's a user account, with a password, and I have no idea what it is. This is my own computer, and I'm the only one that uses it. I've tried going to add/remove programs and clicking change, but since I'm not on a "supervisor" account with NIS it doesn't allow me to do that. (I saw a fix on another forum involving doing that and resetting the password...) I can't/won't do system restore... Any ideas?

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We have a 15-year-old son/stepson who is with us a few days every 2 weeks and want to install some parental controls. I found the categories and selected settings (eg, limited restriction, full, none, etc.), includin full access on user-generated websites (which I thought might cover facebook info), then input facebook as an unlimited access web site. However, that measure apparently did not override other limitations in enabling access to facebook. The site has foul language and who knows what else, but we were going to allow him access to facebook (and my space), just no other sexual, gambling, etc. sites.

How can I do this? Are the other settings overriding my entering facebook as an approved site? (At one point, we were able to login to facebook, but then view nothing and, of course, input nothing).

Thanks so much. Any help appreciated.


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I live alone and I am 62 yrs old. my problem is I was streaming an episode of quantico and when that one ended the next one would not play due to parental controls I have tried to correct this myself but cannot find the proper setting to do so. I
have no clue as to how this happened because I have no need for parental control of any kind

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I am trying to use the function on Windows 7 where you can set a time limit on when computer is in use via a grid system.

My problem is that every time I set a time limit on the account it seems to 'unlock' and reverts back to 'no time limit set.

On one occasion the time lock even moved from one user account to another!

What am I doing wrong?

A:Problem with Parental Control

If anyone can offer any advice to this problem it would be much appreciated.


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I read a thread from last year that describes the trouble I'm having but could not locate the crucial answer. The problem is: When I try to set up parental controls using the admin. acct. for my kids' user acct. I get a flash of the screen and then I get the message: "Unable to make changes to parental control settings. If problem persists, see your system administrator." good_help responded with a regedit potential fix that worked for this user but I could not find the answer to the final post below.

The last post from the thread last year read:

"I have found the regedit and have located
Manager\Environment. There seems to be a combination of REG_SZ and
REG_EXPAND_SZ lines in it. I do not know what to do here. I am not sure of
what to do. Do I delete lines or edit them or insert them. Please advise."

I have the same scenario as above but am not sure what to do from here. Thanks

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Is there a way to become administrator and disable the parental control if you are standar user? How?


A:Become admin / Parental Control

Hi Freddy,

Welcome to the forums.

You might try activating the Administrator Account (Administrator Account) then log on to that account and see if you can delete the parental controls from there. Hope it works.


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My son has a PSP 1000 and he seems to use it to acces the internet via WLAN.
Our family has a "Seimens Gigaset 504 AGU" router which also wired to a desktop computer.

The problem is that I SUSPECT that my son has been viewing inappropriate material on the PSP, but I have no proof that he does, because he deletes the search history and web history from the browser.

Why do I suspect him is because he acts strange when I ask him to show me what he is doing on the PSP and shuts it down imediately.

Can anyone please suggest a method that can let me gather proof without using any kind of physical force, maybe a keylogger for a psp, or an application that logs whatever website users visit over a WLAN network.

It would be good if one can find an application that logs whatever website users visit over a WLAN network.

Please help me

A:Parental Control .. Help ... Suspicious Son

Umm... We can't really determine the true intent here, so our policy is to abstain from offering advice in this area.

The only thing I can suggest is you use a router that has parental controls and blocks other sites.

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Hi! My son is 6. Recently he has become very interested in playing with PC, so I would like to install some parental control software. However, there are dozens of different parental control software products on the Internet and it's quite hard to make a good choice. Does anyone have some experience using such kind of applications? Our computer is currently running Windows 8. Thanks!

A:Best Parental Control Software?

You can start here:

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Hi there,
help a novice please.Aged 29, first pc, got parental control stuck on,dont know why or how to get rid.I cant even read a horoscope!

A:parental control doing my head in!

Can you tell us what program is providing the parental control?

What version of Windows you run?

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No longer need parental control on my computer but I cannot seem to turn it off, I go to internet options/content settings/ and have marked everything as unrestricted, yet I still cannot connect to practically any site containing even the slightest mention of sex or violence.
3.40 pentium4 on XP2

Also whenever I try and order prints on this computer from a company I use, the software accepts everything and processes it, but at the very end of the procedure when the software tries to connect to the company to download the order, it always comes up as no connection is available??? The computer does not let the software dial out for some reason???

A:How do I turn off parental control

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I created a temporary limited account on my computer and activated parental control for that account. Now the account has been deleted, but parental control keeps popping up in my lower right-hand toolbar every time I restart my computer, despite customizing the toolbar to always hide it. How do I get rid of this thing?

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I'm trying to set parental controls on my standard user accounts. I am the administrator. When I click on the account, a dialogue box pops up and says "Unable to make changes to parental control settings, if this problem persists contact your system administrator." As I said, I am the system administrator.

A:Parental Control Problems

You are only the owner of the computer, this is the real boss. See if he/she will solve your problem
Administrator Account

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I'm looking for suggestions on how to control my kids from accidentally (or otherwise) accessing sites that are explicit or otherwise not suitable for children.

Is there a software package that will allow me to list sites that I want to allow my kids to visit? And a feature that allows me to totally block certain sites? I know my router has a small amount of this type of feature but I'm looking for something a bit more comprehensive.


A:Parental control software?

There are several parental control programs available, NetNanny & Cybersitter spring to mind,
whatever you choose try to read some user reviews beforehand.

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please HELP...I bought a PS 2 at a pawn shop for my child and it will not play a dvd unless it is a G rated film. The code of 7444 does not work. Is there any thing I can do? My kid is now 13 and Barney is not an option!!! Thanks for any help you can provide....Ms Tech

A:ps2 parental control reset

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Hi ,
Does anybody know on which technology the vista parental control web filtering is working on? on ICRA?
has it the same quality like symantec internet security ?

Also i want to setup a Server for my family which runs vista with enabled webfiltering. Then i share the server's internet connection so that other computers in the network can use the internet through that server.
If the vista webfiltering on the server is enabled, do the dependent clients have also filtered access by default?



A:Vista Parental Control

All this depends on how you set Vista on the server. For example, if you have parental controls running on the server that apply to all systems - then there's no need for them on the individual systems (it'll just increase the overhead).

On the other hand, if you'd like to let each machine have individual settings - you can do that in parental controls on each system - or by using the tools on the server.

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Im looking for internet parental control/monitoring software for my computer and I figure someone here must have experence with it. It would be used on IE8 if that makes a difference. what do you guys reccomend?


A:parental control/keylogger?

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Is it possible to create an account, in Vista, which controls the use of the CD/DVD drive? One of my sons travels 6 months at a time and needs to be able to control people who install software willy nilly.

Thanks for your help.


A:Parental control of CD/DVD drive

Try this link:

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Hello all

I have discovered that the web restrictions I set up on my 5 year old son's account aren't working at all. He only goes on the BBC cbeebies website at the moment, and I set the controls to "Only allow websites which are on the allowed list", and only added the cbeebies address to the list, but it is still possible to browse anywhere. I then tried "Block web content automatically", and set this to high, but it still allows me to browse to exactly the sort of website I don't want my 5 year old to see.

As an experiement, I set the "Can (name) play games", to "No", and tried opening Solitaire, but this part of the parental controls IS working, because it wouldn't allow this.

Also, activity reporting is set to "On", but when I check the activity report, both the "Top 10 Websites Visited" and "Most Recent 10 Websites Blocked" are completely blank, even though I have browsed many websites in an attempt to get them blocked, when using his account.

Please help

Thanks, Craig

A:Vista Parental Control

I don't use it so I really don't know. I just wanted to provide you with a link so you could double-check the procedure and your settings

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Hi, could any1 plz tell me how to undo, reset or whatever it is I have to do to deactivate parental control on a windows vista laptop. My friend has it on her daughters laptop and has forgotton her password. It is making it hard for her daughter to do much on the net. Any suggestions would be appreciated! I am also curious as to whether we could restore the laptop to a earlier time-before P.C was activated and if that would override parental control? Thank you, Wanda

A:unlocking parental control?

If she has forgotten her password and didn't create a password reset disk, then there is nothing she can do. If she had a system backup made before the Parental Controls were set, yes, she could restore back to that (I doubt she makes backups, though).Otherwise, her only other options would be a clean install or a factory image restoration (only available if manufacturer provides it, have to check documentation that came with computer).Due to the Rules set forth for Bleeping Computer, we cannot help you "crack" the password.No subject matter will be allowed whose purpose is to defeat existing copyright or security measures. If a user persists and/or the activity is obviously illegal the staff reserves the right to remove such content and/or ban the user. This would also mean encouraging the use or continued use of pirated software is not permitted, and subject to the same consequences.

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Is there a way to set a different password for the Parental Controls which is different from the Administrator password? My wife keeps turning it off for the kids when they need to access sites for homework. I have a specific user account set for homework purposes which does not impose restrictions, but she does it anyway then forgets to turn it back on. Someone please help.

A:Parental Control Password

Hi epiotr,

Welcome to Vista Forums!

Sorry, but any Administator can access and change Parental Control settings using their own password - it can't be set to one specific password or even to one specific Administrator (well maybe the latter - more on that below).

There's now another related option available called Family Safety Protecting your kids with Family Safety which does essentially the same thing as Parental Controls but may provide some additional options (and doesn't include all the options available with Parental Controls - so using both together can help refine the alternatives). But again, as with Parental Controls, Family Safety can be accessed and changed by any Administrator and cannot be assigned a specific and separate password or blocked to all but one Administrator (again - more on this below). This does not solve or address the problem you raised, but I thought it might be helpful considering you are in a situation where you are using Parental Controls and this is something new (and free) from Microsoft that might help you improve or refine your constraints.

Actually, now that I think about it there may be a way to block access to all but one specific Administrator - not by creating a special password wihich can't be done - but by amending the Parental Control (and Family Safety if you add that) file permissions to allow only the one Administrator access (you) and remove access from the Administrator group as a whole and anyone else with permissio... Read more

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Hi guys,

I decided to test out the Parental Controls on my Windows 7 Ultimate computer.

I am the only user, so I made a test account to see what these controls offer.

When I deleted the account and disabled the parental controls all seemed to be back as normal. However, whenever I start my computer a notification pops up in the taskbar reminding me to create a password to enable the parental controls.

Is there a way to turn off this bubble. It is probably something simple that I overlooked.


A:Parental Control Annoyance

See if you can find your answer here Notifications - Enable or Disable Message Balloons

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Peace everybody..

sorry if it's in the wrong section, but i don't know where to put.
the problem is i need it badly.
I'm looking for this kind of a program for years.
My pc run by many persons,and mostly children.
and i have 2 accounts, 1 for me and the other for them,
and I'm the Administrator.
and want to fully control, what they should run,play,do,etc....
like prevent them to access some Partitions,hide some elements,etc..
i know you will tell me make them a Limited User.
it's currently Limited, but that type, won't make do anything, except unable them to install programs..

any help ?

A:need a Parental Control Software...

Check out:

This forum has recommend before as a way to help monitor what the kids are doing. It is not free :(


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I have one standard user account that will not allow me to apply parental controls. It says "Unable to make changes to parental controls settings. If problem persists, see your system administrator." I am the system administratror. I am able to make changes on other standard accounts. Advice?

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what's the current thinking on parental control software
windows 7
9year old with on laptop

advice on current recommendations - paid for and free versions

Netnanny is one i remember from the past

A:parental control software

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I am setting up a game or 2 for the welfare coordinator to use for the kids. Thing is that I need to disable these games during class hours. Would be kinda problematic if the kids where playing during class.

So is there a program out there that can help us?

Thing is that the school computers is in a domain. There for I can't just use the "windows 7" parental control software. I need a program that I can either setup on each machine that will disable this program from for example 8 AM to 3 PM. Or a program that can control if the games are allowed from a remote computer, like the one I got in my office.

A:Parental/school control

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