Piso WiFi is a pay-per-use public WiFi service popular in the Philippines. The name “Piso WiFi” comes from the Filipino word “piso” meaning one Philippine peso, reflecting the low cost to access the internet per hour or minute.
The Piso WiFi business model involves setting up WiFi hotspots in small shops known as pisonets. Customers can purchase prepaid cards with a PIN code to gain internet access for a set amount of time. Rates are usually 1 peso for 3-5 minutes of internet usage. Pisonet owners receive a percentage commission on WiFi sales through their shop.
Piso WiFi provides a low-cost way for Filipinos to access the internet without a monthly data plan. Benefits for pisonet owners include additional revenue and foot traffic. For customers, it offers affordable intermittent connectivity for things like social media, web browsing or downloading files.
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What is Pause Time?
The pause time feature in Piso WiFi allows users to temporarily pause internet access to connected devices for set time durations (
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Enabling pause time is an effective way to manage internet usage and costs. Setting defined pause durations allows you to limit distractions and control access during study, work, or family time. This helps minimize unproductive internet surfing or overuse.
Compared to disconnecting devices completely, pause time is more convenient. Once the set duration is complete, internet access resumes automatically without having to reconnect. Users can schedule recurring pause times as needed for daily internet control.
Accessing the Piso WiFi Portal
To access the Piso WiFi admin portal, you’ll need to enter the default IP address 10.0.0.1 into your web browser’s address bar (according to LPB Piso Wifi). This will take you to the login screen for the portal.
The default credentials to login are:
- Username: admin
- Password: 123456789
Once logged in, you’ll see the main dashboard which displays sales reports, system info, and total vendo sales (according to LPB Piso Wifi). From here, you can access the various settings and features including the pause time controls.
Knowing the default 10.0.0.1 IP address and admin credentials makes accessing the powerful Piso WiFi portal quick and easy.
Locating the Pause Time Button
First, access the portal by entering “10.0.0.1” in your browser’s address bar to find the Piso WiFi pause time feature. This will open the login page for the portal.
After logging into the portal with your admin credentials, you will see the main dashboard. Here you will find a section called “Time Settings” which contains the pause time button.
Clicking on the pause time button opens up the pause menu. This menu allows you to set the length of time you want to pause the internet connection as well as select which devices will be affected by the pause.
You can set the pause duration from just a few minutes up to a maximum of 24 hours. The portal allows you to selectively choose which devices on the network will have their internet access suspended during the pause time.
Once you’ve configured the settings, click the “Initiate Pause” button to activate it. The internet connection for the selected devices will be paused for the set duration. After the time elapses, the connection will automatically resume.
Setting a Pause Time Duration
When pausing your WiFi through the Piso portal, you’ll need to set the duration for how long you want the pause to last. This allows you to customize the pause based on your usage needs.
According to sources (https://www.linkedin.com/pulse/what-piso-wifi-pause-time-jan-muhammad), the recommended duration can vary depending on your purpose:
- For a quick break, 5-10 minutes is ideal
- For focused work, 25-30 minute durations allow time to concentrate
- For family times, 60+ minute pauses remove distraction
When determining the pause time length, consider what you want to accomplish and how long you realistically need. Shorter durations are better for quick resets, while longer pauses suit deeper work. You can resume the internet at any point if needed.
It’s also helpful to align pause durations with specific periods in your day (https://medium.com/@mhk3515/piso-wifi-pause-20313c319b62). For example, you may want to pause for 30 mins in the morning for focused work, or pause for 1-2 hours in the evening for family time.
Experiment to find the ideal durations that help you manage internet usage and stay productive throughout your day.
Selecting Devices to Pause
With the Piso WiFi portal, you have the option to pause internet access for individual devices, groups of devices, or all connected devices. This allows you to target the pause time to specific users or devices as needed.
To pause individual devices like phones, computers, or tablets that are connected to your Piso WiFi network:
- Open the Piso WiFi portal by going to 10.0.0.1 in your browser
- Select the “Devices” tab to view all connected devices
- Find the specific device you want to pause and click the pause icon next to it
- Confirm the pause when prompted
This will immediately pause internet access for that particular device while leaving other devices online. You can also resume the device individually later as needed.
For pausing groups of devices, Piso WiFi allows you to configure device groups in the portal:
- Go to the “Groups” tab and click “Add Group”
- Give the group a name and select devices to add to it
- Save the new device group
You can then pause the entire group with one click by going to the “Groups” tab, finding the group, and clicking pause. This is useful for pausing kids devices or employee devices simultaneously.
Finally, to pause all connected devices on your Piso WiFi network:
- Click on the “Pause Internet” button at the top of the portal
- Specify a duration for the pause
- Confirm the global pause
This will pause the internet for all users and devices until the set duration expires or you manually resume it. Use this option cautiously as it will affect all network usage.
For more device management tips, see: https://support.google.com/googlenest/answer/7535858?hl=en
Resuming Internet After a Pause
After setting a pause time duration, the internet connection will resume automatically once the timer expires. However, there may be times when you want to manually resume the internet before the scheduled pause time is up.
To manually resume the internet after a pause:
- Access the Piso WiFi portal at 10.0.0.1 and log in.
- Navigate to the Pause Time page.
- Locate the “Resume Now” button and click it.
- The internet connection will immediately resume across all paused devices.
If you need to extend the pause time, you can set a new duration before resuming the connection. This allows you to pause for longer if needed.
The ability to manually resume or extend a pause gives full control over internet access during pause times. Automatic resume ensures the internet comes back online on schedule, while manual resume provides flexibility to adjust as required.
Scheduling Regular Pause Times
Setting up recurring schedules for pausing WiFi can help manage internet usage during peak times or specific periods. Here are some tips for scheduling regular pause times on your Piso WiFi network:
Choose peak usage hours when you want to limit internet access. This may be in the evenings when customers are active on social media or streaming videos. You can schedule a pause time like 8pm-10pm daily when usage tends to spike.
Coordinate pause times with your business hours. If you operate your Piso WiFi in the mornings, you can pause the internet in the afternoons when fewer customers need access.
Set schedules for 1-2 hours at a time. Shorter blocks allow customers to still access the internet while limiting long streaming sessions.
Schedule specific recurring days if your customer usage patterns are predictable. Such as pausing every Monday-Thursday but not weekends.
Avoid scheduling during holidays, special events or changing routines when customers may need more flexible access.
Test pause time schedules and adjust based on real customer usage and feedback. You can refine the timing and duration that works best.
Allow emergency access if needed by having the Piso WiFi login and password available to provide unlimited access during a scheduled pause.
Post the Piso WiFi schedule publicly so customers know when to expect pauses. This sets clear expectations.
Overall, smart scheduling of regular pause times allows Piso WiFi owners to shape customer usage and manage bandwidth while still providing flexible access.
Troubleshooting Piso Wifi Pause Time Issues
Pausing the WiFi can sometimes lead to unexpected issues that prevent you from resuming the internet connection. Here are some common problems and solutions:
Connectivity Issues After Unpausing
If some or all devices are unable to reconnect to the internet after unpausing, first try rebooting the Piso WiFi router. You can do this by long-pressing the reset button on the back of the router for 10 seconds.
Next, check if other nearby WiFi networks are working. If they’re also down, there could be a temporary outage in your area. Try waiting a bit and unpausing again later.
Devices Not Automatically Resuming
Some devices may not automatically reconnect when the WiFi resumes. Try manually disconnecting and reconnecting these devices to the WiFi network. Also make sure the devices are not set to Airplane Mode.
If you need to unpause before the scheduled time, log back into the Piso WiFi portal at 10.0.0.1 and use the resume button. Keep in mind any used pause time will still count towards your data allowance.
If issues persist, contact Piso WiFi support for further troubleshooting assistance. Make sure to note the time and details of any problems.
Using With Parental Controls
The Piso WiFi pause time feature can be combined with existing parental controls to further manage internet usage. Parental controls allow restricting access to adult content and setting age filters on connected devices 1. Enabling pause time in conjunction provides an additional layer of protection.
For example, parents can setup age filters through the parental control settings, then schedule 1-2 hour pause times during bedtime. This prevents kids from accessing adult content or gaming late into the night after parental controls are disabled. The WiFi will automatically pause based on the schedule, adding a time restriction.
Business owners can also leverage pause times and parental controls to limit adult content access in establishments like restaurants or cafes. A short 15-30 minute pause timed during lunch hours restricts streaming or browsing during peak business hours. Age filters further prevent any accidental access to adult sites.
The combination of both settings allows Piso WiFi admins even more control over when and how the internet can be accessed through their networks. Pausing connectivity along with existing filters maximizes online security and minimizes unproductive usage.
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