Picasa inappropriate pictures

Discussion in 'TiVo Help Center' started by jlister2004, Aug 22, 2008.

  1. jlister2004

    jlister2004 jlister2004

    Aug 22, 2008


    I just found out recently that my Tivo can view pictures through Picasa Web Albums. As I have two young sons (9, 6) I am also disappointed that porn can be easily found through Picasa Web Albums via Tivo. I know I can't keep them away from that stuff forever (as the wife and I monitor their computer usage) but I'm a little surprised that there isn't a way to manage/regulate/control what Tivo owners can view through their Tivo. Any suggestions?
  2. atmuscarella

    atmuscarella Well-Known Member

    Oct 11, 2005
    Rochester NY
    Pull the network connection whenever you can not monitor what your children are doing. It really only needs to be connect whenever you want to use it or about once a week to get guide data.

    Good Luck,
  3. magnus

    magnus Tivo User

    Nov 12, 2004
    Turn on Kidzone.

  4. jlister2004

    jlister2004 jlister2004

    Aug 22, 2008
    Thanks for the suggestions. I think I'll try Kidzone for now.
  5. bebrophy

    bebrophy New Member

    Jun 28, 2010


    I know this is an old post but maybe you still need help with this. I found a way to block it all the time. But be warned, no other showcases will work once you do this.

    Many people have tried to block Picassa and photobucket from their TIvo without having to block it on their computer. I have found a way to do this.

    It all happens in your wireless router. I have a linksys wrt150n. So I will write from how you do it with that one, but others should have similar features (all older linksys have this same system). If you have a different router I suggest going to the companies website and getting the manual or looking for how you do this in the FAQ's.

    1. Ping your router. This means open up windows explorer on your PC and type in the IP address for your router. It is often

    2. Log in. If you have a linksys and have not changed it leave the user name blank and type "admin" in the password field

    3. click on "access restrictions"

    4. Create a new policy. (policies govern devices access to the internet through the router).
    click "enable" on the policy.

    5. go down to "access restrictions" click "deny" then below that in schedule click "everyday" and then decide what hours no one would access the tivo and pick the opposite hours. In my house, no one would use it from 1am-6am, so I set it to deny access from 6am to 1am. (note, if you do not leavea few hours for it to connect it will not update your programing contect in the guide and your tivo will become useless).

    6. This is the tricky part. go up to "applied pcs" and click "edit list" then in the second group of fields you have to enter your tivo's IP address. Mine was You can check this by typing it in your webbrowser and if it is right it will bring you to a tivo place page saying "congrats you hooked your tivo up to your home network". The router also has a log feature under
    administration that will show you what ip addresses are accessing the network. If you look at that you can then check in your network map on each pc what it's IP address is and do process of elimination. Dont block the whole range of IP addresses or none of your computers will be able to get online except during the middle of the night. If you need computer filtering I suggest safe eyes (internetsafety.com) it is great.

    I set this up today and it should work just fine unless somehow the IP addresses change, which they shouldn't.
  6. Stuxnet

    Stuxnet Alien Infidel

    Feb 8, 2011
    Are you planning to post this on every thread? I know I've seen it three times already...
  7. unitron

    unitron Well-Known Member

    Apr 28, 2006
    semi-coastal NC
    Is it the right answer to the question being asked each time?

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