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Hello Everyone!!!

I have 2WIRE 2701HG-B from AT@T. There is no option such as Parental Control.

Does anyone know how can I get this option. I want to have Internet Access Control.

AT@T has blocked somehow this option and it is not available .

Installing a software Parental Control form AT@T is not an option their parental control is terrible.

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If you cannot do it from the router, there are other parental control software around. NetNanny is one that I can think of.

I'm sure there are others.

Better idea would be to get a good DSL modem and a separate router.

EDIT: I remember trying to use the "modem" that I got from my ISP, when I first got high speed internet 6 years ago. I had to pay for a garbage motorola modem, but ended up getting sick of the constant drops and slow speed and picked up a Linksys modem. Mind you that was over 6 years ago.. but it was definitely worth it.

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The only thing I really found for 2wire is that Parental controls and whatnot are a "Value-added Service" but couldn't find any info on how to unlock or configure them on a 2wire gateway.

The info I mostly found were detailing the pluses and features of parental controls, but no way to set them.

This might help: http://support.2wire.com/?page=view&article=107

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Although a good option, a simple google for "porn" turned up quite a few sites in the first two pages that weren't blocked. szczepam, just make sure to thoroughly test your choice (or choices, you could always combine more than one option) before deciding it's "safe."

A friend wanted help blocking sites he didn't want his little brother from seeing. He also wanted it for free, of course. I recommended K9, although I have never used it. You might want to combine maybe OpenDNS and K9 (or whichever), because one will block sites the other won't.

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Although a good option, a simple google for "porn" turned up quite a few sites in the first two pages that weren't blocked. szczepam, just make sure to thoroughly test your choice (or choices, you could always combine more than one option) before deciding it's "safe."

A friend wanted help blocking sites he didn't want his little brother from seeing. He also wanted it for free, of course. I recommended K9, although I have never used it. You might want to combine maybe OpenDNS and K9 (or whichever), because one will block sites the other won't.

What level did you set for the opendns content filtering. If you set it to too high and it still not blocking what you want, you could consider setting up a transparent proxy with (squid) and specify in a blocked-list what sites should not be accessed.

http://www.squid-cache.org/

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I don't remember. I just checked the boxes that said "porn", "sex", or whatever. I didn't play around with it a whole lot because I was only checking it out; I don't really need it.

Did you notice any drop in performance on your internet connection when using OpenDNS servers.

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A tiny bit for a second, but it could have happened for any reason. I don't suspect it was OpenDNS, because it only handles DNS resolutions, which could take several milliseconds without you ever noticing anything or even caring if you did notice it.

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A tiny bit for a second, but it could have happened for any reason. I don't suspect it was OpenDNS, because it only handles DNS resolutions, which could take several milliseconds without you ever noticing anything or even caring if you did notice it.

I swear my connection went slow when I started using OpenDNS servers, so when I switched over to my ISP dns servers I really noticed an increase in performance. That's weird.

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I see a lot of comments. What I was looking is to unlock the option Parental Control in my DSL modem/router 2WIRE 2701HG-B. I know the option is there but blocked by AT@T. Does anyone knows how to get the option???

I my case I don't want to install software it is always a problem

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I see a lot of comments. What I was looking is to unlock the option Parental Control in my DSL modem/router 2WIRE 2701HG-B. I know the option is there but blocked by AT@T. Does anyone knows how to get the option???

I my case I don't want to install software it is always a problem

You don't install any software with OpenDNS, well, nearly not any software if your IP address keeps changing, most of the time it won't be doing any thing at least.

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I see a lot of comments. What I was looking is to unlock the option Parental Control in my DSL modem/router 2WIRE 2701HG-B. I know the option is there but blocked by AT@T. Does anyone knows how to get the option???

I my case I don't want to install software it is always a problem

All you have to do is change your current DNS settings with the settings provided by OpenDNS. That is as simple as it is, no software installation required.

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