Block Any website From Wireless Router Menu

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.

Block Any website From Wireless Router 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.

See also: Top 10 Ways to unblock blocked website | How To Block Sites on Android

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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5 COMMENTS

  1. Blocking websites from the hosts file or from your personal router might not be such a good idea. If your kid is smart he could very well pass those filters.

    From my experience the best way to block websites and keep your children safe is to set up a proxy and only allow internet traffic through that proxy. Then you can set up many different rules (complex and simple) to ban whatever you want.

    Setting up a proxy might be hard but it’s worth doing it!

  2. Really useful guide on blocking website using router. But only upto 10 websites can be blocked, i guess it’s less? Then what if one needs to block more then 10 websites ?

    Thanks Bhavesh for this useful info 🙂

  3. Simply amazing! this how things go in a program.. I wonder how human brain do this ? Probably that how smart people is specially the one who post it! Great blog!

  4. with some proxy anyone can break this router but this is useful for the young children as the are not aware with proxy and ways of router bypass software.

  5. This sounds effective but I’ve found my Qustodio software (free) to do exactly what I want with a great deal of ease of use. It just runs in the background invisibly and blocks sites automatically and also generates reports about the time my kids spend on the web and the programs they install. Makes it rather a simplistic affair and the only thing I need to know is monitor 🙂

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