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Standard User slippyjim
(experienced) Mon 11-Feb-13 22:18:12
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Internet access control software


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Hiya,

I need to restrict access to facebook to certain times of the day of a PC in the office.

Throughout the day the user needs access to the rest of the internet but only at certain times of the day be allowed access to facebook. I have found many software that can restrict access based on sites, content or time of the day but none that do what I need.

Any ideas?
Thanks,
Standard User XRaySpeX
(eat-sleep-adslguide) Mon 11-Feb-13 22:26:54
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There are usually features for this in router's firewall.

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Standard User cavillas
(eat-sleep-adslguide) Tue 12-Feb-13 10:07:34
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You could always use OpenDns and adjust accordingly.

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Standard User slippyjim
(experienced) Tue 12-Feb-13 11:46:24
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But can I filter on time AND websites just by using openDNS?
Standard User slippyjim
(experienced) Tue 12-Feb-13 11:47:55
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I have seen this mentioned but doubt the ISP supplied router will have anything fancy like that and from what I have seen they couldnt filter on time AND websites.
Standard User XRaySpeX
(eat-sleep-adslguide) Tue 12-Feb-13 12:49:04
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My ISP supplied router can filter on time AND websites. Why not yours? You won't know till you look.

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Standard User slippyjim
(experienced) Tue 12-Feb-13 15:38:55
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telefonica use the cheapest most basic routers possible.....
I can block access at certain times at that is it
Standard User pmb00cs
(eat-sleep-adslguide) Wed 13-Feb-13 20:56:13
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May I suggest that if a free router from your ISP, and a free service on the internet, are both not quite capable of doing what you ask, that perhaps you may need to consider the possibility that you may need to spend something more than nothing?

There are ways to do what you ask, but being a very specific requirement many of the solutions may be more involved (set up a local DNS server and script it's zone settings to change at certain times) or more expensive (buy a more feature advanced router/firewall).

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Standard User philippercival
(experienced) Wed 13-Feb-13 21:23:26
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Not to forget if you want your employees to be flexible and take their lunch at different timers depending on workload .....

Standard User gmoorc
(committed) Wed 13-Feb-13 22:22:08
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PFSense could do this for you.
Just tested here and works fine.

Cheap if you have an old PC knocking about.
May be a bit more involved as a solution than you are looking for though?

Or maybe this?
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