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Ethernet on/off curfew timed switch help

Discussion in 'Hardware' started by serge1000, Dec 11, 2011.

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  1. serge1000

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    Say I need to shut off internet access in my home to prevent my teen from having the temptation to play multiplayer games at all hours. I'm thinking that I could insert a timer switch in the ethernet cable that would disable one or two of the wires in the CAT-5 cable, rendering internet access inoperable. At 6 AM, when we need the internet up, the switch would restore the connection with no fuss (i.e. rebooting of routers, laptops, wi-fi routers, etc.). I need it to operate without daily intervention on my part; the internet goes off at midnight, comes back at 6AM. Ideally, it would deal with DST on its own too. Is there anything out there like that? If not, can you tell me which wire, or wires, in the CAT-5 cable will kill all data throughput if it is cut, and resume throughput seamlessly if it is restored?
     
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    i suspect that could be easily overcome or am i missing something

    Whats the make and model of the router - some have QoS which may also enable you to turn off internet access at set times to certain PCs or ALL
    that would also be part of the router and if you set the password - can not be logged into , unless reset and you maybe able to set that up to

    A teen would be able to overcome quite a few things with a little help from the net

    is this on a games consule or on a PC - you maybe able to install parental controls onto the PC
     
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    Indeed, this is normally done with parental controls or access rules in the router.
     
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