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December 28, 2012 2:46:31 AM

To limit my childs time online I have the key code set up on my Westell 7500. I logged him in, making sure I unchecked the Auto connect box. Now he can get on anytime he wants. I have reset the modem, even deleted his device and reset the device list under the My Network tab on the Westell site. His device goes away off the list, but he is still able to get back on without the code having to be re-entered. I don't want to leave the wireless turned off in the Wireless Settings, because then no one else can get on. How do I get it to require the code without having to go into his computer and remove the network everytime? He has not seen me enter the code, I even changed it. This appears to be a recent problem that has cropped up in the last few weeks.
a b F Wireless
December 28, 2012 11:43:06 AM

You must enter the Westell configuration and go to Wireless settings, turn ON the security setting and set a password. Once the password is set save settings and your child will be disconnected, to re-connect he/she will need a password.

Many routers have Access Restriction settings that will allow you to controll when and/or where your child can connect. If such settings are available you can select days and times of the day when selected users may connect. You may also add selected URLs or Keywords that will be blocked.
Unfortunately the Westell 7500 does not have such features, so you will need to deal with this otherwise. Setting up Wireless security is definately a start though.
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December 30, 2012 1:35:27 AM

ngrego said:
You must enter the Westell configuration and go to Wireless settings, turn ON the security setting and set a password. Once the password is set save settings and your child will be disconnected, to re-connect he/she will need a password.

Many routers have Access Restriction settings that will allow you to controll when and/or where your child can connect. If such settings are available you can select days and times of the day when selected users may connect. You may also add selected URLs or Keywords that will be blocked.
Unfortunately the Westell 7500 does not have such features, so you will need to deal with this otherwise. Setting up Wireless security is definately a start though.


I have tried that. I even changed the password. It longs him off, but then he can get right back on without having to enter the password. Driving my crazy trying to figure out. I am wondering if possible problem with the Westell 7500.
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a b F Wireless
December 30, 2012 3:39:21 PM

There are parental controls on most routers that you can control what your children do on the internet. The computer itself also has secuity settings in it that you can set to restrick what sites are allowed.
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December 30, 2012 10:15:46 PM

inzone said:
There are parental controls on most routers that you can control what your children do on the internet. The computer itself also has secuity settings in it that you can set to restrick what sites are allowed.


Not the sites, but the fact that the secure log on seems to be non existent. We could take away computer, then school work can't be done. Or turn off wireless, then no one gets on.
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a b F Wireless
December 30, 2012 10:59:44 PM

I guess it's a discipline problem then and you have to get inventive. You could lock the computer and open it when homework needs to get done and the times that you allow internet use.
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a b F Wireless
December 31, 2012 9:28:40 AM

Is there any chance your child has the admin password for the router configuration page, or maybe he is in the mac filtering list? Another possibility is the WPS (push button logon) which doesn't require a password.

I think it is highly unlikely that your son hacks the wifi security nomatter how simple it may be.

Check the above scenarios and a)Change admin password. b)Change wifi password again c)Disable mac filtering, or block his mac. d)Disable WPS security.
If none of these options work for you then I think it is safe to say that your router needs to be replaced...
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