- Restricting Internet access times during certain hours or days using Linksys Connect
I have kids going to school. I don't want them staying up late and spending too much time on the Internet during school nights. Can I block their Internet access during school nights?
Yes, you can do so by enabling the Parental controls feature on the Linksys Connect software.
IMPORTANT: The Parental controls feature only allows you to restrict Internet usage on specific computers in your home. You can restrict access to the Internet for specific days and times, or to specific web content. Any other functionality beyond the provided description is not covered by this feature.
To enable Parental controls, follow the steps below:
Launch Linksys Connect on your computer and then click on Parental controls.
NOTE: To launch Linksys Connect on Windows, go to Start > All Programs > Linksys Connect. To launch Linksys Connect on a Mac® computer, navigate to the Applications folder in Go, and then start Linksys Connect. If you need more help, click here.
For children and teenagers who are going to school, it is recommended that you set specific times, especially during school nights. They will not be able to access the Internet during the specified times.
NOTE: Time restrictions do not apply for blocked websites under the Block specific sites option. Websites specified under Block specific sites are blocked at all times.
If you have not yet set up a Parental controls password, you will be prompted to do so. Enter your preferred Parental controls password then verify it on the provided fields to proceed.
QUICK TIP: You will be also asked for a Secret question. This will help you in retrieving your Parental controls password once you forget it. You will not be able to proceed if you do not fill up these fields. Click OK once done.
NOTE: You will only be able to change the Parental controls password when you access the router's web-based setup page.
The next window that would appear lets you choose the specific devices that you want to be subjected under Parental controls. Click on the device name then click OK to proceed.
NOTE: You will be redirected to the main Parental controls page.
There are several action items that you can do in this window such as:
• Adding/removing other devices – To do this, click on the plus and minus icons under the Restrict access on section.
• Renaming devices – Under the Restrict access on section, select the device that you want to edit then click Rename.
• Change the parental controls password – To do this, click on the Change parental controls password link.
To restrict Internet access during school days or to implement any specific parameters:
Under the Block Internet access section, select Specific times since we will be only blocking Internet access during school nights.
NOTE: The two (2) other options under the Block Internet access section allow you to permit Internet access all the time (Never) or totally restrict Internet access (Always).
On the School nights and Weekends fields, specify the time in which Internet access will be restricted. Take note of the following when setting the time for blocking Internet access:
• School nights are: Sunday night to Thursday night.
• Weekends are: Friday night to Saturday night.
IMPORTANT: The start time of Internet access blocking after midnight is not applicable. If you want to enable Internet access block after midnight or set a specific Internet access policy like restrict access on weeknights but not on weekends, enable the Access Restrictions feature of the router instead.
Click Finish to save the changes.
NOTE: It may take a few minutes before the changes you made in Parental controls to take effect.
If they try to access the Internet during the blocked times, they will be prompted for the Parental controls password in order to get online. If the Parental controls password is entered correctly, the Internet access will be unblocked for one (1) hour only.
For setting up restrictions on different websites using the Parental controls feature on Linksys Connect, click on the link below:
Other options for restricting Internet access
Aside from using the Parental controls feature in Linksys Connect, there are also other ways of setting restrictions on your network such as:
• Router’s web-based setup page – Under the Access Restrictions tab, you can enable any of the following options :
o Parental controls – Enabling Parental controls on the web-based setup page will also enable the Parental controls feature in Linksys Connect.
NOTE: The latest product model releases of the Linksys wireless-N routers (i.e. Linksys E1200, E1500, E1550, E2500, E3200, and E4200) have a built-in Parental controls feature in their web-based setup page.
o Internet Access Policy – This feature allows you to set restrictions on a more specific way. You can create up to 10 access policies which restrict access according to MAC addresses, IP addresses, or ports. To know more about setting up Internet access policies, click here.
NOTE: If you have enabled Internet Access Policy, you will not be able to use Parental controls in Linksys Connect.
To learn other methods of securing your network, click on the link below.
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NOTWITHSTANDING THE ABOVE AGREEMENT TO ARBITRATE DISPUTES, YOU AND BELKIN EACH ACKNOWLEDGE AND AGREE THAT EITHER PARTY MAY, AS AN ALTERNATIVE TO ARBITRATION, BRING AN INDIVIDUAL ACTION IN SMALL CLAIMS COURT TO RESOLVE A DISPUTE, SO LONG AS SUCH SMALL CLAIMS COURT DOES NOT PROVIDE FOR OR ALLOW FOR JOINDER OR CONSOLIDATION OF CLAIMS.
GOVERNING LAW. THIS AGREEMENT IS TO BE CONSTRUED IN ACCORDANCE WITH AND GOVERNED BY THE INTERNAL LAWS OF THE STATE OF CALIFORNIA WITHOUT GIVING EFFECT TO ANY CHOICE OF LAW RULE THAT WOULD CAUSE THE APPLICATION OF THE LAWS OF ANY JURISDICTION (OTHER THAN THE INTERNAL LAWS OF THE STATE OF CALIFORNIA) TO THE RIGHTS AND DUTIES OF THE PARTIES. HOWEVER, WITH RESPECT TO SOFTWARE PROVIDED, IF YOU ARE A CONSUMER AND YOU LIVE IN A COUNTRY WHERE BELKIN MARKETS OR PROMOTES THE SOFTWARE, LOCAL LAW MAY REQUIRE THAT CERTAIN CONSUMER PROTECTION LAWS OF YOUR COUNTRY OF RESIDENCE APPLY TO SOME SECTIONS OF THIS AGREEMENT. EACH OF THE UNITED NATIONS CONVENTION ON CONTRACTS FOR THE INTERNATIONAL SALE OF GOODS AND THE UNITED NATIONS CONVENTION ON THE LIMITATION PERIOD IN THE INTERNATIONAL SALE OF GOODS IS HEREBY EXPRESSLY EXCLUDED AND WILL NOT APPLY TO THIS AGREEMENT.
VENUE. EXCEPT FOR INDIVIDUAL SMALL CLAIMS ACTIONS WHICH CAN BE BROUGHT IN ANY SMALL CLAIMS COURT WHERE JURISDICTION AND VENUE ARE PROPER, ANY ARBITRATION, LEGAL SUIT, ACTION OR PROCEEDING ARISING OUT OF OR RELATING TO THIS AGREEMENT OR ANY DISPUTE SHALL BE COMMENCED IN (1) NEW YORK, NEW YORK, (2) ATLANTA, GEORGIA, (3) CHICAGO, ILLINOIS, (4) DALLAS, TEXAS, (5) SEATTLE, WASHINGTON, OR (6) LOS ANGELES, CALIFORNIA, AND YOU AND BELKIN EACH IRREVOCABLY SUBMITS TO THE EXCLUSIVE JURISDICTION AND VENUE FOR ANY SUCH PROCEEDING. HOWEVER, FOR A DISPUTE OF $2,500 OR LESS, YOU MAY CHOOSE WHETHER THE ARBITRATION IN ANY OF THE SIX REGIONAL VENUES PROCEEDS IN PERSON, BY TELEPHONE, OR BASED ONLY ON SUBMISSIONS.
HOW TO OPT OUT OF MANDATORY ARBITRATION. Notwithstanding the foregoing, you or Belkin may file a lawsuit in court rather than resolving the Dispute by arbitration if (a) the Dispute qualifies for small claims court (there are monetary limitations for small claims court), or (b) you opt out of these arbitration procedures within 30 days from the date that you accept this Agreement (the “Opt-Out Deadline”). In order to opt out of mandatory arbitration, you must (i) mail written notification to Belkin International, Inc., 12045 E. Waterfront Drive, Playa Vista, California, 90094, Attn: Chief Legal Officer, or (ii) email written notification to email@example.com. In either case, such written notification must include your name, address, and a clear statement that you do not wish to resolve disputes with Belkin through arbitration. Any opt-out request received after the Opt-Out Deadline will not be valid and you must pursue your Dispute in arbitration or, if the dispute qualifies, in small claims court.
If you are located outside of the United States, or if Section 17 does not apply to you or is otherwise unenforceable as adjudicated by a court of competent jurisdiction, then Section 18 applies to you:
18. GOVERNING LAW.
NON-EU RESIDENTS. The courts in some countries or jurisdictions will not apply California law to some types of disputes. If you are resident in one of those countries or jurisdictions, then where California law is excluded from applying, your country’s laws will apply to such disputes which are related to this Agreement. In all other circumstances, this Agreement will be governed by California law, without reference to its or any other jurisdiction’s conflict of laws principles. The courts in some countries or jurisdictions will not allow for dispute resolution by arbitration or waiver of classwide claims by you. If you are a resident of one of those countries or jurisdictions, any action arising out of or relating to this Agreement may be brought exclusively in the appropriate state or federal court in Los Angeles, California, and Belkin and you irrevocably consent to the jurisdiction of such courts and venue in Los Angeles, California. However, if you are a consumer and you live in a country where Belkin markets or distributes the Software, local law may require that certain consumer protection laws of your country of residence apply to some sections of this Agreement. In addition, Belkin may seek injunctive relief in any court having jurisdiction to protect its intellectual property rights. Each of the United Nations Convention on Contracts for the International Sale of Goods and the United Nations Convention on the Limitation Period in the International Sale of Goods is hereby expressly excluded and will not apply to this Agreement.
EU RESIDENTS. If you are a natural person who resides in a country in the European Union, the laws of the member state in which you are a resident shall apply to this Agreement and any disputes potentially arising in connection thereto. The courts of the member state in which you reside shall have non-exclusive jurisdiction over any such dispute. Residents of countries in the European Union may also bring any such dispute before a local consumer dispute resolution body, if any such body is constituted under the laws of the country in which you reside. Otherwise if you are located in Europe and are not a natural person, the laws of the United Kingdom shall apply to all matters arising from or relating to this Agreement (without reference to its choice of law provisions) and all disputes related thereto are dealt exclusively by the competent courts of the United Kingdom.
(REQUIRED FOR APP SOFTWARE ON APPLE’S APP STORE ONLY)
Acknowledgement. Both Belkin and you acknowledge that (i) this Agreement is concluded between Belkin and you only, and not with Apple, Inc. (“Apple”); (ii) as between Belkin and Apple, Belkin, not Apple, is solely responsible for the licensed application (“App”) and the content thereof. This Agreement does not provide for usage rules for the App that conflicts with the App Store Terms of Service as of the date you entered into this Agreement, and you acknowledge that you have had the opportunity to review the App Store Terms of Service.
Scope of License: The license granted to you for the App is limited to a non-transferable license to use the App on any Apple-branded products that you own or control and as permitted by the Usage Rules set forth in the App Store Terms of Service, except that such App may be accessed, acquired and used by other accounts associated with you via family sharing or volume purchasing.
Maintenance and Support. Belkin is solely responsible for providing any maintenance and support services with respect to the App as required under applicable law. Both Belkin and you acknowledge that Apple has no obligation whatsoever to furnish any maintenance and support services with respect to the App.
Warranty: Belkin is solely responsible for the warranty in this Agreement, whether express or implied by law, to the extent not effectively disclaimed. In the event of any failure of the App to conform to any applicable warranty, you may notify Apple, and Apple will refund the purchase price for the App to you. To the maximum extent permitted by applicable law, Apple will have no other warranty obligation whatsoever with respect to the App, and any other claims, losses, liabilities, damages, costs or expenses attributable to any failure to conform to any warranty will be Belkin’s sole responsibility.
Product Claims. Belkin and you acknowledge that Belkin, and not Apple, is responsible for addressing any claims relating to the App and your possession and/or use of the App, including but not limited to: (i) product liability claims; (ii) any claim that the App fails to conform to any applicable legal or regulatory requirement; and (iii) claims arising under consumer protection or similar legislation. This Agreement does not limit Belkin’s liability beyond what is permitted by applicable law.
Intellectual Property Rights. Belkin and you acknowledge that in the event of any third party claim that the App or your possession and use of the App infringes that third party’s intellectual property rights, Belkin and not Apple will be solely responsible for the investigation, defense, settlement and discharge of any such intellectual property infringement claim.
Third Party Terms of Agreement. You must comply with any applicable third-party terms of agreement when using the App, such as your wireless data service agreement.
Third Party Beneficiary. Belkin and you acknowledge and agree that Apple and its subsidiaries are third party beneficiaries of this Agreement and that, upon your acceptance of the terms and conditions of this Agreement, Apple will have the right (and will be deemed to have accepted the right) to enforce this Agreement against you as a third party beneficiary.
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Dated June 2019