Hi, My high-schooler has found a way to get around parental controls such as bedtime mode, active time limits, etc. with his Xbox. He has learned he can give his gaming console a new MAC address, as well as a new name (through the console itself... instructions can be found on YouTube, fyi!). Since he knows our home internet passcode, he can log in and play all night long.
I would like to be able to approve or deny access to any new device connecting to our home network, ideally through the Xfi app. I know we can also take the power cord, xbox, or the router at night, but thats more complicated... as is changing the wireless passcode on a nightly basis.
Anyone else having similar issues?
I don't know if your modem/router has it, but some of them have MAC address filtering. It will only allow the MAC address that are put in.
Edit: It won't show screenshot nor can I remove it.
Yes, I am having the same trouble! Currently I have 44 names for the same xbox listed under his avatar for devices. It's extremely frustrating. As soon as the xbox pauses when he's reached his active time limit, suddenly he's just back on with a newly-named device.