How To Block Website Using Router
Many a times we want to block certain website from children so that they could not get access to it.The website may contain pornographic content or social networking sites.The main reason to block website is to let them to use internet safely.You can either edit windows hosts file to block certain websites from hosts file or block it from router.
Here we are taking example of D-link router, same way you can block websites from other routers setting menu.
1.Open web browser and open your router’s IP address into address bar.You can get your router’s IP address from router’s documentation.You can use http://192.168.0.1 in D-link router, if you are using other company’s router, go to your router’s website or your router’s documents for IP address.
2.You will be asked to enter your user name & password.If you are using D-link router, you will need to enter only username and press enter button to enter in router’s configuration menu.
3.Here you will need to follow 3 step simple procedure to add any website in block list in your router setting.First go to advanced option > Website filter you can add URL of the website you wish to block.
4.Now click on the save setting button & save the setting.You have done!!
This way, you can block upto 10 websites from your router’s configuration & easier method than blocking host file from windows menu.If you want to learn more about blocking website from windows host file, refer the below video tutorial on it.
If you are using other company’s router, you may find the option to block website in Router interfaces.Depending on router, the option location may vary, but look for a section with a name such as ‘Access Restrictions/website filtering etc’.Add your website there and save the configuration.You have done!!
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