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Thu, Jul 9, 2020 4:00 AM

Getting around parental controls

My son has an iPhone and he has discovered a way to get around your WiFi parental controls. He simply goes into the phone and changes the name of the phone to iPhone-22. That creates a new profile on our router and therefore his phone isn’t tied to his name, and he can stay up all night playing on it. You need to figure out a fix for this! What’s the point of even having controls if it is that easy to get around them?!

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5 m ago

If he is that smart just let him be u being mad lame how old is he
lmh19

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5 m ago

Nice try kid, but there are a few things about that phone that DO NOT change. Assign it by his phone's IP address WHILE connected to your home network. Do not say what you are doing but get his phone, ask for it, however you do it, while your home and it is connected to your internet and go to wifi, you home network name will have a little i next to it, click that and it says it right there, something along the lines of 10.0.0.212, it is kind of important that he does not know you want to know his IP so don't let him know and that process takes 7 seconds (assuming the phone is unlocked). Xfinity routers and therefore the connected devices are configured to recieve IPs via DHCP, basically once you connect the router gives you an IP and everytime you connect it will be the same (per device). I do not know how your Parental Controls work, but I know that with the Xfi App you can see all the Connected Devices, by IP, and choose to Pause them, cutting them off from the internet with seemingly no explaination...I almost feel bad telling you this, but as a 33 year old who is kind of caught in the middle I would love to see a Dad out hack his son! @

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