If you go into wireless then Mac filtering it seems to work on mine, only full time though you can't select time ranges. Obviously Virgin don't care as this box has been around a few years now and there not done anything about it.
I sent an email to the VirginmedaiCEO Tom Mockridge over the weekend. Today I was contacted me by someone in his Exec team who refered in turn to someone in the engineering team. In short his response was that "Virginmedia do not support MAC filtering or blocking" .
I have asked to have my HUB 3 replaced with a Super HUB 2AC on which I now MAC filtering does work.
It is more simple than you might think - the MAC filtering WORKS - but probably because of software glitch it doesn't work over midnight hour of 0000.
So first - as an example - time that you want to restrict goes as 2000-2400 and then 0000-0900, right?
One would have to set it manually as 2000-2359 and then 0000-0900 (or 2000-2400 and then 0001-0900).
BUT because you cant set it in minutes using the hub itself (the slider is in 1h spans) then you have to do 2000-2400 and then 0100-0900. This way the HUB doesn't freeze on you after you set it and the restriction is working.
And also and more importantly it works just fine with my 2 kidos, I havent have them yet finding out, that from midnight till one in the morning their Nitendo works...... muhehehe!
I'm not a tech person at all, so please bear with me (and yes, I've googled things and read all five pages of this thread to date!)
I think I've enabled the MAC filtering, and have taken your advice about unblocking the witching hour between 0000-0100 (see grab below).
My question is two-fold. If our IDD (internet-dependent daughter) physically resets the router (I've not taken to locking the study door - yet):
Does she then need to input the router password at 192.168.0.1 to get the router working again? I've changed the router password and she doesn't know it, so I can't see how she gets beyond this stage (if indeed she does);
Does resetting the router wipe out the time specified MAC filter rules? Sometimes, when I check the router status in the mornings, the "Always On" option shows (again, see screen grab), which suggests something has happened overnight, such as an attempted reset... Presumably, this setting means the internet is permanently throttled to the listed devices?
If the Hub is physically reset it'll lose all settings and revert to the password printed on the underside of the unit. The Hub will work fine after reset without needing to go to the control panel.
It's worth remembering that someone with the desire to bypass the filtering will find a way. MAC filtering is easily defeated by simply spoofing the MAC address of the network interface, most drivers allow this to be done without extra software these days.