The Cisco DPC3825 Shaw wireless (WiFi) modem allows you to create custom parental controls to limit access to any part of the Internet you wish. With the ability to create custom filters and keyword and website blocks, as well as manage multiple user access levels, the Shaw wireless modem offers a comprehensive platform for keeping your family safe online.
The setup procedures described below are best configured by a computer that is connected to the Shaw wireless modem via an Ethernet (wired) connection. For a guide on how to create a direct connection, please visit the Directly connecting your computer and modem page.
A parental control rule is the name for a set of conditions, blocks, and access controls that allow you to define a distinct keyword or website that you would like to have blocked from access. Additionally, you can also define specific website domains that will be "white-listed", meaning users will be allowed access regardless of other rules in place. In order for rules to work, you will be required to create a user profile to assign the rule to. Please see Configuring a user account below for more information on how to do this.
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Once you create a new rule, several options will become available and allow you to define what, when, and for whom the rule applies.
You can choose to block access based on specific days and times. As opposed to having "always on" rules controlling access, you have the option to automatically turn on or off your defined rules, based on the settings described below.
To offer additional advanced controls, the DPC3825 Shaw wireless modem allows you to create separate users, each subject to their own rules. You can create a series of users and then choose which rules (described above) will apply to each separate user.
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