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Standard User Shah1989
(newbie) Tue 29-Nov-16 00:49:54
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Hyperoptic has no parental filters


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Hi, this is my first post after joining. Im expecting to have my hyperoptic installed in 2 days time but I've noticed that there is no parental filtering features on the router. Is there any way to have some security. Any insight into this would be much appreciated. The website states that 3rd party routers can be used but would need to support "/31 subnet mask on wan". Im aware that buying a new router would give me these parental features but im not too sure on how many support this subnet mask. Thanks in advance for any help provided
Standard User lee111s
(experienced) Tue 29-Nov-16 07:17:02
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Have you contacted Hyperoptic?
Administrator MrSaffron
(staff) Tue 29-Nov-16 08:53:18
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Plenty of people using third part routers like the Netgear Nighthawk range

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Standard User gmoorc
(committed) Tue 29-Nov-16 10:23:21
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Take a look at OpenDNS assuming you can change the DNS settings in the router.
Standard User Shah1989
(newbie) Tue 29-Nov-16 12:36:22
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I havnt yet contacted hyperoptic about this yet but i am sure there is no filter in place. I am looking at a few routers but im thinking of just using opendns as its a lot more cost efficient. It seems like a few simple steps to get it configured, just really hope it is possible on the router provided.
Standard User Michael_Chare
(experienced) Tue 29-Nov-16 13:37:19
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I presume that using an appropriate DNS setting is something that school children learn these days.

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Standard User Shah1989
(newbie) Tue 29-Nov-16 13:51:16
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I presume that using an appropriate DNS setting is something that school children learn these days.


What route do you suggest I take to filter out inappropriate sites.
Standard User Michael_Chare
(experienced) Tue 29-Nov-16 15:31:52
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That is the more difficult question. You could argue with Hyperoptic that it is a service which they should provide, as other ISPs do. Apparently it is not very popular! I don't think you can get a cheap box to put in the path to your router, and even then you would also need physical security to stop the box from being bypassed.

In the days before modern technology. I do recall people at school drawing their own, not that , at the time, I really understood why they were doing it.

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Standard User Shah1989
(newbie) Tue 29-Nov-16 17:06:02
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Just got off the phone speaking to the support team. I've been told that its not possible to have a static I.p so opendns isn't an option i assume. Would buying a netgear router resolve it. I don't really need military grade filtering. Just enough to block pornography sites.
Administrator MrSaffron
(staff) Tue 29-Nov-16 18:48:17
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Netgear Nighthawk R7000 £124.99 on Amazon currently

http://kb.netgear.com/app/answers/detail/a_id/25687/...

Talks about the parental controls, and they actually use OpenDNS, suspect router notifies OpenDNS about WAN IP changes, which is easy enough for the router to do.

Added bonus you'll have much better Wi-Fi with the dual band 802.11ac capabilities

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