Posted: Tue Feb 22, 2011 5:52 pm
How do you track or monitor wifi traffic, like an ipod, with OpenDNS? I know how to block it but I want to see the browser history.
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EarloftheWest wrote:I use OpenDNS on my DD-WRT router.
I used K9 extensively in the past on my computers.
I changed to http://www.kidswatch.com/ as my filtering solution because it allows me to restrict access to the computer, the Internet and specific websites based on time restrictions. I've been using it for years. When I researched time control software, I looked at approximately twenty applications. I determined that this one is the best for my needs. Another application I really liked was CyberPatrol.
Alas, my 3 older kids have their mobile devices which they use to access Facebook, etc. using the WiFi. (They have Pay as you go Phones with WiFi on them and they do not get data from the cell providers. They have to use the WiFi. My oldest son spends about $15 a month for his phone.)
I have the DD-WRT router turn off the wireless at midnight. This ensures the kids are shut off the Internet (yeah, I know they can log on to one that's unencrypted) and also provides a security benefit.
I need to get filtering on their devices. Any suggestions? I understand K9 works for the iPhone/Touch/Pad but my kids have Android phones/tablets.
mattprasmussen wrote:How do you track or monitor wifi traffic, like an ipod, with OpenDNS? I know how to block it but I want to see the browser history.
bgraabek wrote:Many years ago my wife and I were considering ditching TV… We decided against it. We decided it would be better to teach our kids critical use of TV and media. … I don't believe in control at home so tight that the kids won't be able to access questionable content, if they haven't learnt but have just been denied access they might be so curious about what has been kept for them when they are not at home and you are not around. What was it Joseph Smith said? "I teach them correct principles and they govern themselves". Not quite as simple as that, but nevertheless the approach I've taken.
idjeeper2 wrote:When these block a site, do you get a screen announcement? I would much prefer a stealth mode that just won't allow a site to open. Or better yet, redirect to something good, like new.lds.org or even the browser's start page.