07-18-2011 08:48 AM
I recently bought a Linksys E2500 and I was wondering why the the "Access Restrictions" aren't as good as my old Linksys WRT160N router. Instead of letting me have 10 different access policies with the option to block by keyword, like in my old WRT160N, it only gave me the option to block by web site and has only 1 policy. |
Why would you limit the functionality of this feature in a newer model??
07-18-2011 12:46 PM
Well yes you are correct the Limitations on E2500 is there.. It will only alow to block 10 website @ a time..
I would like to know that are you using cisco connect to restrict a website or you are logged in the setup page of the router with the gateway address.. I belive its all depends on the firmware of the router and with E2500 it does'nt support 10 different policies..
07-18-2011 04:41 PM
I was using the setup page at 192.168.1.1 to setup my new router. Though, I don't know why a feature from the older models would be limited in a newer one.
07-19-2011 03:02 PM
Well, you are absolutely right. The particular option has been excluded in the newer model. In place of this you can use the parental control feature available in the Cisco connect software where in you can create 10 different users and assign different policies to each user. Also, please wait for the next firmware release of E2500.
12-24-2011 07:46 PM
06-07-2013 11:04 AM
Why would linksys make it less safer by limiting blocking options to just 10 specific websites???? Key words are more important as they can block many many more undesirable websites to protect their innocent kids! There are WAY too many porn sites out there and not enough options to b lock all of them based on linksys' messed up firmware. The option to block ONLY 10 websites is **bleep**. It's as if Linksys WANTS to ENCOURAGE PORNAGRAPHY of ALL KINDS! I hate their e2500 router. I didn't care too much for my old one because even though it allowed you to add sites via key words, it too limited how many key words you could add for blocking- NOT ENOUGH! My original NetGear allowed UNLIMITED website and key word blocking functions. Time for Linksys to Wake Up, smell the coffee and give parents/concerned consumers 'unlimted options to block' as many websites and key words they choose!
06-08-2013 09:58 AM
I had the same question, too, but I believe that it is by product design. I believe as well that Linksys simplified the Access Restriction version on their routers. Not unless they will release a firmware that will allow more that 10 websites to block.