Many times we want to block a certain website from children so that they could not get access to it.The site may contain pornographic content or social networking sites.The main reason to block a website is to let them use the internet safely.You can either edit windows hosts file to block certain websites from hosts file or block it from a router.
Here we are taking an example of D-link router, the same way you can block websites from other routers setting menu.
1.Open a web browser and open your router’s IP address into an 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 username & password.If you are using D-link router, you will need to enter the only username and press the Enter button to enter in router’s configuration menu.
3.Here you will need to follow 3 simple step procedure to add any website to block list in your router setting.First, go to advanced option > Website filter you can add URL of the site you wish to block.
4.Now click on the save setting button & save the setting.You have done!!
This way, you can block upto ten websites from your router’s configuration & easier method than blocking host file from windows menu.
If you are using other company’s router, you may find the option to block a website in Router interfaces.Depending on the 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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