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How do I configure the basic Parental Control settings on my SBG6580
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The SBG6580 Parental Control feature provides the ability to control access to Internet content based on keyword, domain name and/or day and time.  Users can be associated with policies to allow or block specific URLs or prevent access to sites containing keywords.  Access is controlled by password.

Configuration of Parental Control is comprised of these general steps:
 


Content Policy Description

The SBG6580's Parental Control feature allows for configuring various content policies for specific users on the network.  The Parental Control Basic Setup page can be configured to allow or deny certain types of Internet content and web sites, based on domain name (e.g. Motorola.com).  Once these rules have been configured, they can be applied to a specific user(s).  Parental Control is not enabled by default.  This document describes how to setup a Parental Control Content Policy.


Accessing the Parental Control Basic Setup page

  1. Launch a web browser, such as Internet Explorer, Firefox, or Safari.  Enter http://192.168.0.1 into the address box.

    NOTE: By default the LAN IP address is 192.168.0.1.  If the default address has been changed, enter the custom address in the address box.

  2. Enter admin in the Username field.
  3. Enter motorola in the Password field.
  4. Click the Login button.  The Status page appears.


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  5. Click the Parental Control link on top of the screen.  The Parental Control Basic Setup page appears.
  6. Scroll down to the Content Policy Configuration section.


Content Policy Configuration

Under the Content Policy Configuration heading, there is a drop-down menu, which lists all of the created policies. Policies can be created, modified, or deleted.  There are two types of policies can be created in Parental Control: A deny policy and an allow policy.

A deny policy will allow access to all sites except those sites defined on the Blocked Domain List, or any website associated with a keyword in the Keyword List. An allow policy will block access to all websites except those websites defined on the Allowed Domain List, or any website associated with a keyword in the Keyword List.

NOTE: Keyword List is limited to 50 entries, Blocked Domain List is limited to 16 entries, and Allow Domain List is limited to 64 entries.

Creating Deny Policy

  1. In the field next to the Add New Policy button, enter a name for the new policy.
  2. Click the Add New Policy button.
  3. Enter a keyword in the field below Keyword List.
  4. Click the Add Button
  5. Repeat steps 3-4 until all desired keywords have been entered.  Then proceed to step 6.
  6. Enter a domain name to be blocked in the field below Blocked Domain List.
  7. Click the Add Button.
  8. Repeat steps 6-7 until all desired keywords have been entered.

    NOTE: Since this is a deny policy, no entries in the Allowed Domain List are permitted.


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  9. In the Override Password section:
    a.   Password - If a website is blocked by the Parental Control Content Policy, this password can be used to override the permissions of the policy, and allow access to that website.
    b.   Re-Enter Password - Re-Enter the password.
    c.   Access Duration - Number of minutes that the blocked website will be accessible, once the password has been entered.

    NOTE: If a particular website is blocked by Parental Control, the password must be entered every time before accessing the website.


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Creating Allow Policy

  1. In the field next to the Add New Policy button, enter a name for the new policy.
  2. Click the Add New Policy button.
  3. Enter a keyword in the field below Keyword List.
  4. Click the Add Button
  5. Repeat steps 3-4 until all desired keywords have been entered.  Then proceed to step 6.
  6. Enter a domain name to be allowed in the field below Allowed Domain List.
  7. Click the Add Button.
  8. Repeat steps 6-7 until all desired keywords have been entered.

    NOTE: Since this is an allow policy, no entries in the Blocked Domain List are permitted.


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  9. In the Override Password section:
    a.   Password - If a website is blocked by the Parental Control Content Policy, this password can be used to override the permissions of the policy, and allow access to that website.
    b.   Re-Enter Password - Re-Enter the password.
    c.   Access Duration - Number of minutes that the blocked website will be accessible, once the password has been entered.

    NOTE: If a particular website is blocked by Parental Control, the password must be entered every time before accessing the website.


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Applying the content policy to a specific user

  1. Click the User Setup button on the left-hand menu.  The Parental Control User Setup page appears.
  2. In the User Configuration section, click on the drop-down menu below User Settings, and select the desired user to apply a content policy to.
  3. Check the Enable box if it's not checked.
  4. Go down to the Content Rule option, and do the following:
    a.   Check the White List Access Only box if an allow policy is being applied.

    NOTE: Leave the White List Access Only box unchecked if a deny policy is being applied.

    b.   Click on the drop-down menu next to White List Access Only and select the desired policy.
     
  5. Click the Apply button.


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In this example, an allow policy named Allow Policy is applied to a user named Guest. Now that this policy has been applied, Guest will not be able to access any sites, except for motorola.com, allowme.com, and any websites associated with the keywords allowme or motorola.


Enabling Parental Control

Now that the Parental Control Basic Setup options have been configured, Parental Control must now be enabled.

  1. Click the Basic Setup button on the left-hand menu.  The Parental Control Basic Setup page appears.
  2. Check the Enable Parental Control checkbox.
  3. Click the Apply button.

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Conclusion

Parental Control is now enabled.  A content policy and an override password have been configured. A content policy has also been applied to a specific user.

For more information about configuring a user profile, or for information on how to configure the Trusted Computers option, please refer to Answer # 20827 - SBG6580: Parental Control User Setup.

Parental Control can also be configured to restrict or allow Parental Control users access to the Internet based on specific days and hours Answer # 20829 - SBG6580: Parental Control Time of Day Access Policy

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