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MSVanLaanen
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Registered: ‎08-21-2011
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Nook Internet Access

I am thinking about buying a Nook (color probably) for my young daughter, but I do not want her to have internet access. Is there a way to either install an internet security program or disable internet access?

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JinSC
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Re: Nook Internet Access

Yes, it is possible to disable the internet access, but and some of the more technical savvy folks around here have written instructions on how to do it.

 

However, the easy way (assuming your home wireless network is password protected) is simply to tell the NC to "forget" your wifi network.  It will see it, but when you press "connect" it will ask for the password.  If your daughter doesn't know the password, she can't log on to you home internet.

 

you really don't want to disable your wifi as that is the easiest way to get your books from NC.  or from the library for that matter.

 

Hope this helps. 

Jeremy

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Re: Nook Internet Access

Right now, there's no security tool that will do this on a stock NC.

 

I cribbed from a script Dean Gibson wrote for something else to let you remove the web browser and the shop from an NC.  You can also put them back again if you need to once you've made the disk.

 

It's not elegant but it will work. 

 

Full instructions are here:

 

http://nookworks.blogspot.com/2011/07/i-want-to-lock-down-browsing-and.html

"no warrants shall issue, but upon probable cause, supported by oath or affirmation, and particularly describing the place to be searched, and the persons or things to be seized." Fourth Amendment to the US Constitution.
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ArcadeToken
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Re: Nook Internet Access

The Nook Color doesn't have any built-in parental controls to inhibit internet access.  You may want to consider a Nook Simple Touch for your daughter, which does not have a built in web browser.

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Re: Nook Internet Access

Actually, there is a web browser on the Simple Touch, too.  It's not as easy to run into as on the NC, but it's trivial to get onto and use. 

"no warrants shall issue, but upon probable cause, supported by oath or affirmation, and particularly describing the place to be searched, and the persons or things to be seized." Fourth Amendment to the US Constitution.