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Can I control how long a PC is online if on a wireless broadband connection?

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I need to control the amount of time my clients daughter is on the internet or using chat software.  She's using Windows XP, on a DLink wireless network sharing ADSL.  He also wants to turn this control on and off remotely.    So in short,  he wants to be able to control her internet usage fom his home PC and outside the home if need be.

I don't know of any parental control software that can be used remotely  , does anyone have any suggestions?

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You can use a Firewall/Router for your adsl connection with packet inspection system.
So you can set rules to block traffic matching your keywords (like: sex, drug, etc..etcc) and you can turn on/off these rules logging into router from inside or outside the home.
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If the link from sunray above does not work then this link should get you there ..
http://oldlook.experts-exchange.com/Applications/Q_20780915.html
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For remote monitoring I would recommend installing tight-vnc
http://www.tightvnc.com/

This will let you have a peek at what the remote PC is upto and allow you to take control if needed.
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Best way to do this is to use a good wireless router with remote access.  Most of the ones from Linksys and D-Link have that capability.  There are also rules that can be implemented by MAC address (i.e. per machine) on most of your better routers as to what times of day to allow and disallow access, so he could allow the comptuer access only at the desired times.  If he wanted to change this, he could log in to the router over the internet and activate/deactivate the computer's MAC and/or change the rules and times.
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by:Talamasca
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Set up an account for her with password. You/your client set all parameters. Or am I being too simplistic?
Most any interaction/intervention is possible with a little digging and sometimes alot of money!

www.google.com  is an excellant starting point.
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