Shaw Wireless Modem - Parental Controls (Cisco DPC3848V)

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The Cisco DPC3848 Modem allows parents and guardians the ability to create custom parental controls to limit access to any aspect of the internet they wish. With the ability to create custom filters of keyword, website and device blocks.

 

 

Did You Know

 

Many features on your Cisco DPC3848V modem can be configured to your match your needs such as changing your network name or password.

 

Learn More: Cisco DPC3848V Advanced WiFi Modem - Guide 

                         

 

How to access parental controls
  1. In a web browser, enter the modem IP address (192.168.0.1 is default)
  2. Enter your username and password:
    • Username: cusadmin
    • Password: Serial Number of your modem (white sticker on your modem)
      • If you have changed your password, please use the new password you selected.
  3. Click on Access Restrictions along the top menu or Parental Control from the quick links icons

    dpc3848 main menu parental controls
  4. Select the appropriate tab for your needs (Manage Sites, Manage Devices or Reporting)

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Manage sites (URLs and keywords)
  1. Click on the Manage Sites tab
  2. Select Enable
  3. Click on the Add button next to URL or Keywords row

    manage sites tab url keyword cisco dpc3848v
  4. Enter the URL or Keyword to block

    add blocked url website cisco dpc3848vadd blocked keyword cisco dpc3848v
  5. Select if you want to block access at all times or during a specific time frame
    • If you select specific time frame, select the applicable days and time range
  6. Click Save
  7. Verify your rules listed on the general Manage Sites tab

 

Reminders:

  • The start time is required to be smaller than the end time. The same URL or keyword cannot be set twice
    • Example: You can't block the keyword "Casino" from 0900-13:00 and 1800-2359. If you wanted to cover both of these ranges you would need to block 0900-2359.
  • Due to this rule, there is no option to set the rule between days/overnight
    • Example: Monday 2200 to Tuesday 0600.
  • You can set one of the currently connected devices as a Trusted Device. The rules will apply for all devices except those that were defined as Trusted Devices.
  • You can edit rules after they've been created.

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Manage devices
  1. Select Manage Devices tab
  2. Select Enable
  3. Choose Access Type
    • Allow All: Blocks only devices which are listed in Blocked Devices list, if any
    • Block All: Blocks all devices all of the time, except devices which are listed in Allowed Devices list, if any.
    • Note: The blocking function applies only on WAN connection. LAN will still be available for all connected clients, regardless if they were defined in rules or not
  4. Click the Add button in Allowed Devices / Blocked Devices row
  5. Set the name and MAC address of the device
  6. Select if you want to block access at all times or during a specific time frame
    • If you select specific time frame, select the applicable days and time range

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      add blocked device automatically auto learned device auto-learned

       

      Without Auto-learned Devices selected, you will need to manually enter a name and MAC address for the device you want to set blocks for.

      With Auto-learned Devices selected, it will populate devices connected to your network automatically.

  7. Click Save
  8. Verify your rules listed in the general Manage Devices tab

 

Reminders:

  • The start time is required to be smaller than the end time. The same device cannot be set twice
    • Example: You can't block the device/MAC ID from 0900-13:00 and 1800-2359. If you wanted to cover both of these ranges you would need to block 0900-2359.
  • Due to this rule, there is no option to set the rule between days/overnight
    • Example: Monday 2200 to Tuesday 0600.
  • You can use the Auto-learned devices option to automatically detect devices on your network to set blocks for them without having to find their MAC address manually.
  • You can edit rules after they've been created.

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Reporting
  1. Select Reports tab
  2. Choose the Report Type
    • Options include: All / Managed Sites / Managed Services / Managed Devices
  3. Select the Time Frame
    • Options include: Today / Yesterday / Last Week / Last Month / Last 90 Days

 

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  1. Click on Generate Report
    • Once generated, you can print or download the report by using the corresponding buttons

 

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