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12 Mar 2019
AVM survey: router features popular amongst users

Users make use of wireless guest access and parental controls

More than half of all people in Germany know about and use their router's additional functions, including wireless guest access and parental controls. This is the result of a representative survey commissioned by AVM. According to the survey, 58 percent of people in Germany know what wireless guest access is. Of these 58 percent, one in two uses this feature at home. The same goes for parental controls. Here, 55 percent of respondents are aware of the fact that routers have parental controls, allowing the whole family to surf the internet worry-free. One in four uses it in their own home network. With a FRITZ!Box both functions can be set up in no time at all, ensuring even more comfort, organization and security in the home network.

Peace of mind – FRITZ!Box parental controls

The FRITZ!Box's parental controls determine exactly which online times and time budgets are available to each user in the home network. For this, users can assign each household member multiple devices, from a smartphone all the way to a PlayStation. In addition ,the FRITZ!Box also offers a so-called whitelist and/or blacklist. With these lists users can specify which websites may be accessed and which not. For even more security the FRITZ!Box is equipped with the BPjM module, a filter from the German Federal Department for Media Harmful to Young Persons. This module blocks all websites that have been classified as harmful.

Wireless for all – with the FRITZ! Hotspot

With FRITZ!Box, users can choose their FRITZ! Hotspot settings in just a few clicks: guests can be given an open or a password-protected private wireless guest access. If an open hotspot is chosen, the guests do not need to enter a network key. This allows cafés, medical practices and small businesses, as well as all FRITZ!Box users, to provide their customers and visitors with convenient, easy-to-use internet access. With private guest access, users can decide exactly who is allowed to use the guest network. Whether it's private or public WiFi, the second wireless network made available by the FRITZ!Box means guests can surf the internet without accessing your home network. By default, all internet applications in the guest network are restricted to surfing and mailing.

For more, check out: en.avm.de/guide/security/comprehensive-parental-control/ and en.avm.de/guide/practical-wifi-features/the-fritz-hotspot-for-your-guests/

Source: AVM survey carried out by "Research Now", November 2018, 1,000 respondents, adults from 18 to 69 years in Germany.

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