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How can I limit access to Wizard 101?

AuthorMessage
Survivor
May 04, 2009
1
My son is playing non-stop and I need to limit his access or I'll have to cancel. Can you let me know how I can establish a reasonable time limit for him and then set it up in the system?

Need Help!!!! Please...

Defender
Aug 19, 2008
193
ultramario2 wrote:
My son is playing non-stop and I need to limit his access or I'll have to cancel. Can you let me know how I can establish a reasonable time limit for him and then set it up in the system?

Need Help!!!! Please...


Um...can't you turn the computer off?

Survivor
Jun 25, 2009
20
*Laugh* I genuinely hope that you are not serious with this. If you are not, then I thank you for the good quick laugh I had, but if you are...well...then...it seems that you simply need to take a deep breath, find your calm and happy place and then totally review what you just asked, and you will slowly begin to realize why I am laughing.

If all else has failed, then...unplug your sons computer...or, simply call KI customer service and set up an appointment to have one of their employees come to your home and unplug it for you.

Defender
May 28, 2009
176
That's right! LOL! KI will allow you to control whether or not your child is allowed to use Menu Chat, Filtered Chat, or Open Chat. You will allow you to control how much time your child spends on the computer. But if you are completely serious about this then I do have a legitimate solution. Get some software (similar to Net Nanny - but I must say I don't know which one exactly. You will have to search around for something that will work.) that will Allow / Disallow internet usage during certain times. Install that on his machine and then lock down his internet access time. If he cannot access the internet then he cannot access Wizard101. If you have some technical knowledge then you may be able to do this through your router as well but that is a much bigger headache.

Explorer
Dec 22, 2008
58
I can totally relate to your question. My nephew was so addicted to this game he would get on after everyone was asleep, playing at all hours of the night.

Unfortunately, I don't think the program has the ability to set a "limit" on game play.

You might have to restrict your childs computer.

In my nephews case, it was in his room and needless to say, it is now in the family room, lol.

Survivor
Jun 27, 2009
5
If you have Windows Vista, you can set this up on the user account level.

I believe it lets you limit the amount of time a person can use a program. For this to work, you need to set the kids accounts to non-administrator and have passwords set on the administrator accounts.

We had to do this with Battle for Middle Earth with my son. It's been so long I don't remember the exact steps to take.