Kill xbox connection at certain time of day

Belkin F5d7234-4 g wireless router
August 4, 2010 at 19:45:32
Specs: Windows XP
Okay, here's my issue (am hoping someone here is more knowledgeable than Belkin techs):
On a Belkin router, you have the option of going into Client IP Filters and setting up a time frame for a certain IP on your network. In my case, I am wanting to block connection on my sons Xbox at 11pm every night. The issue I am having is that I set up the schedule (i.e.; BLOCK on Monday at 11pm, ALLOW on Tuesday at 9am, BLOCK on Tuesday at 11pm, ALLOW on Wednesday at 9am, BLOCK on Wednesday at 11pm, ALLOW on Thursday at 9am, etc.)...When I set up this schedule and click "APPLY CHANGES", I get an error that "duplicate entries have been created" (or something like that). Now, however, if I change Tuesday's BLOCK time to 10pm, Wednesday's to 9pm, Thursday's to 8pm (etc.), the schedule works. It doesn't appear to be affected by the ALLOW time of 9am and seems to come back on as I've scheduled. It's just the BLOCK time that is giving me the duplicate error....which appears to be a programming error for this particular router. My question is "is there a program I can install that will supercede Belkins piece of crap program? In essence, change the default IP to access this new software and completely bypass Belkin's junk...???...or, am I stuck with this issue until I find a router that works as promised (and yes, this router is "supposed" to do what I'm wanting to do...and yes, Belkin's support is obviously some guy from India or Pakistan {his name is a dead giveaway} who doesn't understand what I'm asking). If anyone can help, I would greatly appreciate. Thanks in advance........

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August 5, 2010 at 12:38:35
Forget the allow time since allow is always on as default. Only do the block time. Make sure the xbox has a static ip since you would block by ip address.

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August 6, 2010 at 07:12:13
If your router by any chance has an option to block/allow based on a mac address that would be better because if the xbox manages to get itself assigned a different ip address or your son decides to assign his xbox a different ip then that restriction would be easily circumvented

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August 7, 2010 at 12:40:13
I have a better way of doing it.

Take away the power cable for the xbox at 11pm.

Job done.

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