Family: Profiles and Parental Controls

AmpliFi was designed for the consumer who wants to be in control of their network. Thanks to our parental controls under our Family tab, we have designed features that give you the power to do just that. In our smartphone app, you have the power to create profiles and organize your devices/clients on your network. Set "Quiet Times" to restrict internet to certain devices at specific times throughout the week and take control of your network.

Please follow these steps to learn more about these Family features:

1. Open the AmpliFi app.

2. Using the utility bar along the bottom, locate and select "Family".

    

3. Here you can create profiles.

    

4. Once your profiles are created, setup a "quiet time" schedule and organize your devices. You can also delete profiles from this page as well.

    

    

 

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    Timothy Buckley

    You need to set more standard parental controls in your app.  This is not a sufficient solution. 

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    Mark Bess

    Agree with Timothy. Are there plans do be able to have settings that will block offensive websites? Something like LUMA and others have. If not, we have to switch. Thanks

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    Jeremy Stewart

    Definitely need the ability to block outgoing traffic to specific destinations.

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    Steve

    These problems would be solved if you'd let us assign the DNS server to use with DHCP leases... (OpenDNS!)

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    Charles Gilley

    Based on what I am reading, it does allow you to select opendns DNS entries: see https://www.reddit.com/r/AmpliFi/comments/65vfvn/does_opendns_filtering_work/

    Is this not the case?  i'm waiting on a chat session now with support...

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    Charles Gilley

    Well just off a chat with support on 5/21.  So Steve, if you have  a chance, please comment.

     

    Leana M
    Yes, you can override ISP's DNS in AmpliFi router.
     
     
     
    The web console is on our roadmap. It might be available very soon. Still no ETA for same.
     
     
     
    To override the DNS please use AmpliFi app on your phone.
     
     
     
    Charles Gilley
    :) well, that's a definitive answer - seems to be a lot of noise out there regarding this feature.
     
     
     
    I'll onbox my unit now ..
     
     
     
     
     
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    Steve

    Yes, I've heard that they added that ability since I tried this out. Support was equally clear that it wasn't possible back then, so they really shouldn't be complaining about "noise" if their product spent much more of its life without this feature than it has with it...

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    Charles Gilley

    oh, Amplifi is not complaining, it was my comment about the mix of information that had been posted.  I agree though that if a company has a consistent # of specific gripes: overriding ISP dns addresses, no web interface, parental control limitations, etc then there should be a high profile page on their site titled "Popular Gripes" or some such.

    I'm coming off skydog which is now shutting down worldwide as licenses expire.  Years ago, Comcast acquired the company in a cash deal and promptly killed it.  Three years later, and I'm seeing commercials from Comcast with parental controls that look nearly identical to Skydog.  But there is no way, not even with a gun to my head would I EVER go back to Comcast.  Their damn commercials are so misleading and missing the fine print as to be criminal.... but I'm vectoring, time for my meds ;)

    Hey, thanks for commenting back.

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    creon

    One more vote (several, actually) for the ability to block "offensive" sites. One less-well-known but amazingly productive benefit of this is you can block clickbait sites like outbrain, adblade and taboola that clutter up other websites. Like an adblocker, but without the games.

     

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