Re: Lack of parental control on uverse system
03-30-2010 04:28:32 PM
OK, basically, what you're going to do is this:
- Power up your Linksys router without connecting it to anything.
- Plug your computer into your Linksys router in one of the LAN ports. Restart your computer.
- Using your computer's browser, log into the Linksys router.
- Change the IP address range that the Linksys hands out to a range that the U-Verse router doesn't use. The U-Verse RG uses 192.168.1.x, so for example, set the Linksys up to use 192.168.2.x on the LAN.
- Once this change is made, you'll need to restart your computer again to get a new IP address in the new range.
- Log back into the Linksys. Set the WAN IP addressing method to DHCP.
- Plug the WAN port of the Linksys into one of the LAN ports of the U-Verse RG.
- The Linksys should get an address from the RG in the 192.168.1.x range.
- Unplug your computer from the Linksys and plug it back into the RG. Restart your computer again.
- Now log into the U-Verse RG using http://192.168.1.254. Go to Firewall -> Firewall Settings.
- Select your Linksys from the pull-down menu, make sure the IP address you're selecting matches the IP address the Linksys obtained in step 8.
- Scroll down to the very bottom and select "Set to DMZ Zone". Click OK.
- Unplug your computer from the RG and plug it back into the Linksys. Restart your computer.
- Restart the Linksys router, it will now get a new IP address via DHCP. This will be the outside IP address that the RG has.
- With your computer plugged into the Linksys, verify you can access the Internet.
- On your computer, browse to http://192.168.1.254 to log into the RG. Go to the Home Network tab.
- On the right, click the Disable button under the RG's wireless interface to disable wireless on the RG. (You will use wireless on the Linksys now).
- Finally, move any wired computers to the LAN ports of the Linksys instead of the UVerse RG. Re-set up any wireless computers to connect to the Linksys.
- Leave all DVR/STB units plugged into the RG directly, do not plug them into your Linksys.
Now you can use any parental controls you need on your Linksys.
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