wife-friendly blocking



  • Searched around for a bit on this....

    On the occasion when the kids get out of hand I have all of their MACs set as an alias and I can block them from accessing the internet for the amount of time of whatever punishment the wife and I have agreed on. Lately I've been traveling making this harder for me to set up and impossible for the wife. Is there an easy away I could script this or is there a simplified web interface to do this anywhere that would be more wife-friendly?

    Thanks so much!



  • You can create a pfSense user and grant only the time table rights for this user. Then your wife can only edit the time tables for your kids.



  • @bepo :) That's a little too much for her to master. Hoping for something simpler like an on/off button.



  • Just login and change the timeframe on the "Schedules" Page is too much for her? Well sorry.

    Then configure rules with different timeframes and show her how to On/Off the firewall rules. Rules handled by pfsense from the top.



  • "Alexa, block kid's internet access for the next two hours"

    Now you just need to find someone who can implement this for you. 😏


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    Then you just need a way to prevent the kids from saying

    Alexa, unblock kids internet access ;)

    I had my almost 4 year old grandson telling Alexa, Play every time I told her to stop... He was playing music and we were trying to have a conversation.. If was hilarious.. He did this like 3 times, and his little grin was getting wider and wider every time ;)



  • @johnpoz said in wife-friendly blocking:

    Then you just need a way to prevent the kids from saying

    Alexa, unblock kids internet access ;)

    I had my almost 4 year old grandson telling Alexa, Play every time I told her to stop... He was playing music and we were trying to have a conversation.. If was hilarious.. He did this like 3 times, and his little grin was getting wider and wider every time ;)

    I like the Alexa plug in deal. That would be awesome.

    I guess making a rule on the firewall and just having her enable/disable is about the best we have at this point. I’ll give it a shot.

    Love to here any other ideas if anyone has them.



  • @bepo said in wife-friendly blocking:

    Then configure rules with different timeframes and show her how to On/Off the firewall rules.

    Fine :-) Good Luck!



  • How about a secured wifi for the parents, and a physical cable for the kids wifi? Wife can pull the cable for the kids, and stay on her own wifi. (Would require either two APs, or a 3rd network port + a single AP with two SSIDs.