Currently Being ModeratedAug 3, 2012 6:25 AM (in response to pompomfloozy)
There are no Antivirus apps for the iPod.
See if these help:
Also, most routers allow you to control access to the intenet for specific device (by the MAC address for that device) for specified time periods. I would look at the manual for your router.
Currently Being ModeratedAug 3, 2012 8:37 AM (in response to pompomfloozy)
Can someone please tell me what I've done wrong and how to fix same. Have entered the wifi password for kids' ipods expecting that the password would have to be re-entered each time they wanted to go online. This did not happen and I therefore cannot control the GB usage. I have powered off the ipods but the ipods are remembering the password which is what I don't want.
Also are there anti-virus apps with parental controls for ipods available.
This is just the way iPods work. In fact, that's the way wireless networking is supposed to work. If you want to limit connection times you need to log on to your router and tell the router when a specific device can connect. You will need to refer to your router documentation and you will need the MAC address of each iPod.
If you are using a cellular WiFi hot spot, or if you are using your cell phone as a hot spot, then you just need to turn it off when you don't want your kids surfing the net...
As far as I know, Apple devices do not need any anti-virus software.. As for parental controls, you really don't want my opinion....
Currently Being ModeratedAug 3, 2012 4:07 PM (in response to lllaass)
Sorry to be a complete dope but by router do you mean modem. Our wifi is broadcast by a thomson gateway modem - adsl connection. I can get into the modem and adjust the settings there is this what you mean? Otherwise, should I buy a router.
Many thanks for taking the time answer my question and helping - hate getting old!
Currently Being ModeratedAug 3, 2012 4:18 PM (in response to cliftonfromrichmond)
Many thanks for taking the time to reply. As I replied to another another helpful person, I am very confused about the difference between routers and modems. And when you speak of hot spots I thought that was a place in the sun with no shade. Anyway, just want kids to enjoy their ipods and the internet but want to protect them from trouble by supervision.
The other reason I need to administer some control is to avoid excess usage and extra charges from provider. Thanks again. Tracey.
Currently Being ModeratedAug 5, 2012 12:30 PM (in response to pompomfloozy)
Got into the modem/router settings yesterday and problem solved!
You people are so very clever and I thank all of you for the extremely helpful information.
Consider yourselves "apple aspirins" for us older folk who are prone to technologically induced headaches!!!
Shall return often if not to ask questions but to just read and learn.
Thanks so much,