Set time schedule for user's Internet access

In User-Based Management, we can set a schedule for each user, and allows them to access the Internet only on certain days and only for a specific duration. It helps the network administrator to control user's network usage; for example, parents may restrict their children to have only 1 hour of Internet access every day. The following example shows how to set up time limits for a user account.

1. Choose User-Based Management: Go to User Management >> General Setup then set mode to User-Based mode and click OK. After changing to User-Based management, the network administrator will be asked to log in the router again.

2. Create Schedule profile: Go to Applications >> Schedule, then click on an Index number to edit.

3. Setup Schedule:

  1. Check Enable Schedule Setup
  2. Set a Start Date
  3. Set Start Time and Duration Time (For User 1 we'll set the start time as 10:00/ Duration time as 1:00) as the time when the user is allowed to use the Internet.
  4. Setup How Often as the days when the user is allowed to use the Internet.
  5. Click OK 
a screenshot of schedule profile setup on DrayOS

4. Check the Status to confirm that the Schedule profile is active.

  a screenshot of schedule profile setup on DrayOS

5. Create a User Profile: Click on an Index number to create a new user profile at User Management >> User Profile.

a screenshot of user profile setup on DrayOS

6. Setup details in the user profile:

  1. Check Enable this account
  2. Enter Username, Password then Confirm Password
  3. In Schedule setup, enter the Index number of the schedule profile which set up in step 2
  4. Click OK to finish the settings 
a screenshot of user profile setup on DrayOS

7. With the above settings, when the user tries to connect to the Internet, the webpage will automatically re-direct to the login page of the router.

8. User may access the Internet after login with the username and password set up in step 6. After logging in, the browser will pop up the tracking window with a countdown timer.

9. After schedule time ends, the webpage will automatically re-direct to the login page. The user won't be able to access the Internet by his account when it's not the scheduled time.

Trouble-shooting

If you found the scheduled time of user doesn't work as expected, go to System Maintenance >>Time and Date to confirm router time and time zone. Schedule time follows the router time instead of PC system time.

a screenshot of time and date settings on DrayOS

Published On: Apr 29, 2016 

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