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Best home router for controlling Fortnite addicted kids?.

Hey all, our kids are addicted to Fortnite, its creating family caos.

I am looking for suggestions on which router brand will allow us to to:
set time schedules per device,
block Fortnite and YouTube during homework time,
pause internet during dinner time etc.

I need something that has an IOS App so non-tech wife can also spit the dummy and pause internet when required.
Thanks a bunch -
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I use the following device .. it creates a secondary WiFi network which you connect all the kids devices to keeping your main router unrestricted for adult use and other devices which need internet

It has iOS and Android apps plus a web interface and access can be controlled on a per device basis with schedules and filters.
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BT Router will allow schedules for each device to be switched on/off at will. Use this to control access times for addicted teens in my household (useful if you have BT as no extra outlay). Link on setup here:
If your current router offers dhcp features for assigning dns servers you could also use OpenDNS.
Control the device, not the connection

For iOS use Ourpact. I use it for my kids
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Thanks for all imput so far.  Dear Shaun - If I control the devices with Ourpact, theres no local admin group on an IOS device, so whats stopping the kids from uninstalling the IOS app to get round the restrictions.
It blocks settings
Thanks all that commented. I actually ended up getting a ASUS RT-AC68U router. The ASUS IOS app helps group all wifi and wired devices, apply schedules, and web content filtering. It has been brilliant so far and very easy to use and setup.
Sure, the kids can tether via their iphones to get around it, but they'll soon work out their monthly data allowance needs to be managed carefully.
I recommend this router for sure.