05-07-2012 08:56 AM
I am attempting to block facebook on a WRT160N firmware v3.0.00. I have a successful policy that blocks reddit.com for instance and attempted to add "www.facebook.com", "facebook.com" I don't want to add keyword blocking as multiple news articles are in regards to facebook. We simply do not want the facebook website allowed. I tested the other policies on a network-wide setting, applying it to all IPs successfully, added facebook to them and it goes right around the block. My guess is that facebook is most likely designed to make it purposely difficult to block.
Are there any suggestions for me to try. I went through the recent articles in search, but they primarily dealt with incorrect application of the policy (spec'ing MAC, or IPs), which isn't the case here. Eventually I will apply the policies to specific MACs, but I want them to work first.
05-08-2012 06:56 PM
The Linksys router has a feature Website Blocking by URL Address, which allows the router to block access to certain websites by entering their URL. The Website Blocking by Keyword blocks the user’s access to a certain website by the keywords contained in their webpage. This feature allows you to customize up to 4 websites for Website Blocking by URL Address and 6 keywords for Website Blocking by Keyword.
Second, try to block the websites with the help of the Mac address of the computer instead of IP address..