Limiting Internet Access for kids to 1 hr per night
Posted on 2014-12-11
Customer who currently has no internet access in her house.
She is a single mother and has challenges in getting and maintaining a commitment for internet use from two teenage kids aged 13 and 17.
She wants a solution where the internet will only work for 1 hour per night, say between 8:30pm and 9:30pm, when all the home work is done, but before the go to bed.
1. Advice on a broadband solution ( money is tight and as she is only using it for an hour per day, and is a single mom, it would be nice to help her with a low cost solution.)
2. Advice on a one hour timing solution.
A. Then when the internet is installed, hide the wireless modem router in the attic so that the kids can’t figure out how things are working a go changing the settings below
B. Run a power extension lead into the attic.
C. Insert a Mechanic Control Timer (a simple devices that plugs into wall outlets and control the power to whatever device is plugged into it) into the power extension lead
D. Set the Mechanic Control Timer to run the device that is connected to it ( the Router in this case) for one hour.
Would this work?
Any better ideas?
Any ideas on paying for broadband if you only need an hour a day?