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Kudos0

How to block Internet access AND continue using PC

The situation - I have given Internet access for 3 hours to a person in my household. When the 3 hours are nearly used, a 60 second countdown window appears after which the computer is locked and the logon screen appears where the person has to input her password to continue using e.g. Word. After a couple of minutes the same 60 second countdown starts again and the computer is locked. And on it goes....

Why does this happen as my understanding of Norton Family was that ONLY the Internet would be cut off BUT the person could continue using the computer offline? Have I incorrectly set up Norton or is above situation normal?

All help would be appreciated.

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Kudos1 Stats

Re: How to block Internet access AND continue using PC

Hi GH3,

Thank you for contacting Norton Family Forum.  Once the child consumes allowed hours, a 60 second count down appears after which the PC gets locked (this happens for 3 times).  This is to allow any unsaved work to be saved. After this, a PIN screen appears where a PIN has to be entered to extend usage if required.

Norton Family does NOT cut off Internet to allow offline computing. It only blocks usage of the PC by locking it once allowed time is consumed.

Kudos0

Re: How to block Internet access AND continue using PC

Thank you, Kishor. Not having this functionality is disappointing. Do Norton have enhancements planned that cater for the 1/ internet to be cut off and 2/ continued use the computer offline? If not, what other products or solutions do you recommend investigating that will enable the above?

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Kudos1 Stats

Re: How to block Internet access AND continue using PC

Hello GH3

Depending on what modem or router you have for accessing the internet, you set a time limit on the router / modem for accesing the internet. You can set this limit for each individual device. Although if several persons use the same device it might be more complicated or doese not work.
I hope this helps you.

Kudos0

Re: How to block Internet access AND continue using PC

Thank you, NeverGiveUp2 and Kishor. I appreciate your fast responses.

Kudos0

Re: How to block Internet access AND continue using PC

Additionally you can also check-out Norton Core Secure Router at : https://us.norton.com/core-secure-router-select