I used to set my kid's device access restrictions through the router Wireless Gateway at address 10.0.0.1. Now when I go to "Parental Control" "Managed Devices" it directs me to use the new xFi app. In this program there is a bedtime mode where I can set only one period of time for access restriction.
I used to be able to set several windows of restricted time in the Gateway, for example 10-11 am, 1-3 pm, and then 9 pm to 8 am. Now with xFi I can only do one with bedtime mode. Is there some way I can get back to multiple restrictions, either through xFi or by the Gateway?
It was great to have several down times for my kid's devices. It seems now this is lost. Any advice is appreciated.
Cbo50. Thanks for your feedback. You can adjust the bedtime time frames for weekend nights and school nights. Additional options (which I think is a more flexibility option) is manually pausing one or all of a specific user group of devices.
I disagree with the Comcast employee response. While the xFi interface is nicer, it is a huge loss of functionality over parental controls compared to the Wireless Gateway. Manually pausing a device's wifi network access in xFi is pointless when it still can receive cellular data. I had a great system in place, syncing the device access restrictions with the Comcast Wifi router's Gateway with my cellular provider's access restrictions. Both Xfinity wifi and cellular data went off during the same time periods per day in an automatic, consistent, and predictable manner. This gave me the ability have my child's device completely disconnected to give her breaks several times during the day (while it could still make calls and texts to parental phones only).
Now that the wireless Gateway restrictions are not functional I have to remember to manually pause and unpause each device every day at the same times the cellular activity is disabled. This is complety impractical and I am very frustrated at the loss of this ability.
Probably most people did not even now that they had this capability before through the Wireless Gateway, but those of us who used it need it back.