Feature Request - Time allowed on Internet.

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    Firewalla

    We are starting something in that area soon.  The challenge is to accurately calculate the duration, which hopefully our engineers can improve soon, then the control part will jump in. 

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    Steven Hansen

    I would also love that feature. That is great to hear it could be coming.

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    Ro88durham

    Yes, definitely want this "time allotted on Internet" feature--for all the devices in their group together, e.g. 3 hours total between xbox and ipad. 

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    Peter Mendes-Shineberg

    I'd like to see not only the ability to limit daily (or even weekly) time on the internet in general, but also to set daily/weekly time limits on activities (e.g., gaming) or on apps (e.g., Discord).  These limits should be implemented as an additional field in rules, which of course could apply to particular devices or groups.

     

    Related to this, I'd like to be able to see daily/weekly reports on usage for internet usage in general, and for particular activities or apps, and to see this for particular devices or groups.

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    geotrouvetout67

    This is an older thread that does not seem to have seen even a beta feature yet, any ETA?

    Pretty much all decent routers with parental control have that feature nowadays, my 5 years old Synology router has it, in fact I use the router as an access point and keep using that very useful parental control feature given it is not yet offered by FW. Microsoft also has it on their "Family Safety" app, sometimes it does lack accuracy but it works decently overall, the Synology feature works very precisely although it is not able to control apps time like Microsoft, at least not yet, we'll see when they release the SRM 1.4 update later this year, which will finally support VLAN as well, useful with FW.

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    Firewalla

    @pete, is this the snooze function? I think it is there on the list to do as well. 

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    Pete Gillis

    yes, I found the other thread that talks about snooze.  That is the one, thanks:-)

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    Pete Gillis

    This will be great!  I have another thought, perhaps it's a different request.  Is there a way to enable internet but limit the duration relative to clock time and not actual internet usage?  Sort of the opposite of "Block internet for 1-hour".   

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