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How do I block websites on my wireless router/computer?


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#1 altair05

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Posted 22 April 2010 - 02:34 PM

I'm not sure if this goes here, because I couldn't find a good match for this question. Sorry if that is the case.

I was wondering how to block websites on a computer. I tried the internet options menu method, but it doesn't stop me from accessing the site I want blocked.

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Posted 22 April 2010 - 03:10 PM

Add the url to your Hosts file.

More information here: http://www.mvps.org/winhelp2002/hosts.htm

Use the pull down at the top of the page for additional tips and guides.

Some routers have the capability too, if you want to share the make and model we can check.

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Posted 24 April 2010 - 11:44 AM

I rather not play with the hosts file, are there any other ways to block websites by individually adding the site on every computer I own?

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Posted 24 April 2010 - 01:43 PM

You could consider using OpenDNS

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Posted 24 April 2010 - 01:56 PM

What does it do exactly. I took a look at the free version. I'm not very technical.

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Posted 24 April 2010 - 04:08 PM

I'm not sure if this goes here, because I couldn't find a good match for this question. Sorry if that is the case.

I was wondering how to block websites on a computer. I tried the internet options menu method, but it doesn't stop me from accessing the site I want blocked.


Please supply the routers make and model number and we'll see if your router has a feature called Block web sites or block services some routers allow setting up a time schedule for when to block on a hourly or daily schedule.
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Posted 25 April 2010 - 01:36 AM

Add the url to your Hosts file.

More information here: http://www.mvps.org/winhelp2002/hosts.htm

Use the pull down at the top of the page for additional tips and guides.

Some routers have the capability too, if you want to share the make and model we can check.



I agree 100% wholeheartily =)

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Posted 25 April 2010 - 07:16 PM

Hi, the hosts file is a safe method to use but you can use the content adviser in IE http://www.gotknowhow.com/articles/how-to-...rnet-explorer-8 This will work on IE 7 or 8.
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Posted 26 April 2010 - 08:29 PM

OpenDNS is a free DNS service that you can use instead of your ISPs DNS. It also gives you the ability to add filters to the websites your computer can get to, as long as your DNS servers point to OpenDNS's servers.

I agree with using the HOSTS file for this purpose but if you absolutely don't want to use it, OpenDNS is another option.




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