I just tried installing a Bluecurve modem with Technicolor internal hardware and found out that it is not compatible with the Disney Circle parental controls. There is a 'fun' interaction where the Disney Circle ends up blocking all WiFi connected devices. I had to go back to my old modem which makes me a little sad, but the Hitron modem was working fine, I do like new hardware. I am looking to provide feedback here as there is no real fix unless the underlying hardware of the Bluecuve is changed. Just as a note, the Disney Circle provided granular parental controls on top of a generalized blocking service, the parental controls on the Bluecurve are not completely useless, but don't actually provide as much usefulness as one would expect from a highly advertised feature.
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I'd like to add my support to ktaipan's statement: I love that Shaw has made it so simple and affordable to get set up with mesh wifi at home, but I want to be able to use parental controls with the granularity that Circle provides. I'm not personally bothered whether this is because Shaw's hardware interacts with Circle well, or because the BlueCurve parental controls offer that same granularity. Either solution works great for me.
It's not just about time limits and bed times. Circle allows me to entirely block youtube, and connects with apps like ChoreMonster for earning more internet time. I need that granularity and functionality, so either support Circle or recreate that set of functionality.
Not only is the Blue Curve functionality far less than the Circle, the app is frustrating slow to load or make changes to.
This thing is annoying. Kids devices are shut even not using the time. It is frustrating as i have to deal with these issues all the time. Now i have the circle i can no longer use and i sent the old modem back. So now what
Obviously reset the modem countless times, reset reinstall the app, remove devices and readd them to the app....
Ok so this is a disaster...
@Pdenes thank you so much for trying those steps. Since it is an ongoing issue, touch base with our technical support team to schedule a technician or drop by your local Shaw retailer to swap the modem. You can use this forum as a reference. The Hitron or Cisco modem should be what you previously had. I am sorry for any inconvenience.
I completely agree and would really appreciate being able to use Disney Circle again as it offers far more options than Shaw's app.