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Guamsaint
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Kids change device names to get around pause feature. Any ideas

Any ideas 

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  • Bruce's avatar
    Bruce
    Honored Contributor III

    A couple of ideas.

    1)  Don't use device names to administer but instead use MAC addresses.

    2)  Create a Group to assign all profiles.  For example, create a group called Kids...set rules for this group...and use this group as the default for all profiles other than yours and perhaps smart household devices.

    I don't know what you're using to administer so this may not even work.  Just ideas.

    • Guamsaint's avatar
      Guamsaint
      New Contributor

      Thanks, the problem is that at1am he will change his device name to make it look likable a new device.  He has the password.  This just bypasses the paused device.  Would like to fix without drama, but that may be necessary.  Note, I could change the password every night and change back in the morning...

      • Bruce's avatar
        Bruce
        Honored Contributor III

        Oh, your son logs into the administrative app.  I thought he was changing the names of his device locally (on his device) and the router just grants default access.

        How is he getting your passwords so easily?  There is no sense in creating rules if he can change the rules.  It's like hanging the key to a cell next to the cell.