I got Google Wifi in the house and until recently the pause fumction had worked just fine, but now when I pause items they are still online, my kids has a laptop, iPad and a desktop which I have set schedule for, not working, our Samsung tv still running whether it's paused or not, any update that can have caused this? What can I do?
This is likely due to that most devices now by default uses a thing called MAC randomization to make it harder to track devices across networks. For greater privacy.
Your choices are to either control the devices on a different level than the network, for instance with Microsoft Family Safety.
Or turn off MAC randomization, which in theory your kids can enable again.
More info from previous threads about this: