3 Replies Latest reply: May 1, 2013 5:25 PM by Network 23
AlbertoCabrera Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

How do I block a website on my network so that nobody connnected on it can access the website? No other devices can acces it and I have to be the only person able to block and unblock it.


MacBook Pro, Mac OS X (10.6.8)
  • thomas_r. Level 7 Level 7 (30,545 points)

    One free option is to use OpenDNS. A personal account is free, and has filtering capabilities. You set your router to use the OpenDNS domain name servers, and every device connected to that network is affected.

     

    Of course, this isn't perfect. Someone knowledgeable could use a VPN to "tunnel" outside your network and access anything they like. But no such blocking technology is perfect.

  • silvergc Level 3 Level 3 (845 points)

    You could go into your router security settings and block the website from there.  You will need to change the router login so that it has a good password.  That way you (and only you) can make changes.

     

    A real persistent and smart user will probably eventually figure out a way around this, but for most users this will be fine.

  • Network 23 Level 6 Level 6 (11,880 points)

    You could even check the modem you got from your cable or DSL company, especially if it is also a router. Mine has website blocking already built in, you just enter the addresses you want to block.