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September 18, 2005 5:58:04 AM

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Hi
What is the best way for me to time my kids' access to the computer and have
it close down when the time is up?
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Terry
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September 18, 2005 7:27:02 AM

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Terry,
I hv the same problem,Please share.

"terryt" wrote:

> Hi
> What is the best way for me to time my kids' access to the computer and have
> it close down when the time is up?
> --
> Terry
September 18, 2005 10:48:52 AM

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Robert Moir wrote:
> terryt wrote:
>
>>Hi
>>What is the best way for me to time my kids' access to the computer
>>and have it close down when the time is up?
>
>
> Nothing foolproof on the computer side. Given the fact that a 15 yr old has
> posted the best solution so far, I would suggest that maybe the fact that
> this isn't a technical problem suggests that a technical solution might not
> be ideal.
>
> Put the computer in a "public" area of your house instead of a personal
> area, and go with the parental supervision thing to keep control of the
> computer.
>
If you are using a home netwrok connected through a router, the router
(at least Linksys for example) can be configured to allow specific
computers to connect only during specified hours. This is done via the
MAC address.
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September 18, 2005 1:17:20 PM

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terryt wrote:
> Hi
> What is the best way for me to time my kids' access to the computer and have
> it close down when the time is up?


For such a requirement, you may find it easier to invest in a
3rd-party solution, such as NetNanny or CyberPatrol. WinXP has no such
tool built-in.

You need to be aware, however, that *NO* technical or software
solution is fool-proof, and _none_ can ever adequately take the place
of live parental supervision. If you cannot trust your children to
safely use the computer without supervision, you may have to consider
limiting their use of it, by means of a BIOS password.


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September 18, 2005 9:41:30 PM

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Robert Moir wrote:
> WEN wrote:
>
>
>>If you are using a home netwrok connected through a router, the router
>>(at least Linksys for example) can be configured to allow specific
>>computers to connect only during specified hours. This is done via the
>>MAC address.
>
>
> I'm the happy owner of a linksys router myself. That feature isn't
> universal, and even when present can be beaten. I stand by what I said.
>
>
Good for you, Robert!
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September 19, 2005 1:03:35 AM

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Stopwatch and a finger on the power button?

Just messing with you, however if you want them off at a specific time, you
could write a batch file script and use Scheduling Tasks (control panel) to
run it at a specified time

In the .bat file you would write

shutdown -s (maybe include -t 60 as well to give them 60 seconds to prepare
before it shuts down)

(To write a .bat file, open notepad type in what i said, click save, and
instead of typing just the file name, type the filename as well as .bat on
the end, also don't forget to change the type from text (.txt) to all files
(*.*) and then click save)

Hope all works out for ya,

(by the way, i'm only 15 :p  )

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"terryt" <terryt@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
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> Hi
> What is the best way for me to time my kids' access to the computer and
> have
> it close down when the time is up?
> --
> Terry
Anonymous
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September 20, 2005 12:33:04 AM

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OOOHHHHHH YEAHHHHHHH

Na, don't be too ashamed, i've answered lots of questions on these forums

By the Way, it's only 4 days (from 19/9) till i'm 16 :p 

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> terryt wrote:
>> Hi
>> What is the best way for me to time my kids' access to the computer
>> and have it close down when the time is up?
>
> Nothing foolproof on the computer side. Given the fact that a 15 yr old
> has posted the best solution so far, I would suggest that maybe the fact
> that this isn't a technical problem suggests that a technical solution
> might not be ideal.
>
> Put the computer in a "public" area of your house instead of a personal
> area, and go with the parental supervision thing to keep control of the
> computer.
>
> --
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Anonymous
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September 21, 2005 7:51:30 PM

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Hi,
I have just installed a trial of CyberPatrol 7.5 and to date I am very happy
with it.

This programme allows you to set a daily and weekly use allowance for each
user on XP (I assume all supported versions of windows will be the same),
and uses a profile for each computer user which is automatically activated
when the user logs on.

CyberPatrol also allows you to limit or allow each user access to web sites
you specify.

I recommend anyone, with young children through to teens who are allowed
access the internet, install the trial of Cyber Patrol and evaluate it.

Other programs I looked at included the following from a Gov site detailing
filtering software
BAIR Filtering System - http://www.exotrope.com

CSM Proxy Server - http://www.csm.co.at/

Cyber Patrol - http://www.cyberpatrol.com

Cyber Sentinel - http://www.securitysoft.com/

Eyeguard - http://www.eye-t.com.au/

Genesis - http://www.southern-software.com

Ifilter - http://www.iseek.com.au

Internet Sheriff - http://www.telnetmedia.com

I-Gear - http://www.symatec.com/urlabs/public/index.html

KAhooTz - http://www.kahootz.com.au

Kidz.Net - http://www.kidz.net.au

Net Nanny - http://www.netnanny.com/

Surfwatch - http://www.surfwatch.com

Too c.o.o.l - http://www.just2cool.com

Websense - http://www.websense.com

Hope this helps.
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"terryt" <terryt@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
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> Hi
> What is the best way for me to time my kids' access to the computer and
> have
> it close down when the time is up?
> --
> Terry
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