Many websites not only distract you from your work but also pose a security risk to your personal wireless network. The hackers use various social sites to trick you to download the viruses by which they will use your personal network for their own bad use. To prevent you from accessing these websites this article will introduce you to how to block the certain website on your wireless router network with detail stepwise information.
How to Block the Non-Encrypted Websites.
STEP-1: Open the Configuration page of your router
The website you want to block on your router network which is not encrypted then you can easily block them using router’s built-in tools. To access these the first thing you have to do is to open the router configuration page in a web browser on your computer or laptop which is connected to your network. The router address is different for different brands such as
- For Belkin- http://192.168.2.1
- For Linksys- http://192.168.1.1
- For Asus- http://192.168.50.1
- For D-Link/Netgear- http://192.168.0.1
- For Comcast- http://10.0.0.1
STEP-2: Now Enter your router’s login information
After opening the configuration page of your router you have to fill the router login information. If you have never changed this information then enter the default administrator account. If you don’t know your router’s login information then check your router’s documents for this information.
STEP-3: Find the Blocking or Filtering section on the router official page
When you successfully log in to the router’s official page then the first thing you have to find is the blocking or Filtering section. The location for this will be different according to your router’s brand. You will generally find this in the security section or in the firewall menu on the official page.
STEP-4: Add the website URLs that you want to block on your router network
Now enter each URL one by one which you want to block on your connected devices. Also always keep in mind that you won’t be able to block the encrypted websites with https:// addresses.
STEP-5: Now save your settings
After successfully entering the URL that you want to block then click the SAVE button appearing at the end to save your settings. Your router will take some time to save your change settings and reboot.
STEP-6: Verify your settings
Now the last step is to verify your saved setting. For this, you need to visit the sites which you have added in the block list. After visiting you will find that these sites will be blocked, if you can still access these sites then they are likely to be the encrypted sites and to block these encrypted sites you need to use a service like open DNS (Domain Name System).
How to Block the Encrypted Websites with https:// Addresses.
STEP-1: First you Get the free version of open DNS Home
If you want to block the encrypted websites with https:// addresses then you need to access open DNS for more success then by blocking these websites on your router system. Nowadays more and more websites are using encryption so it becomes difficult to block these websites on your router system so you need open DNS to filter these websites on your personal network.
STEP-2: Open Configuration Page
Now you have to set your router to use open DNS’s DNS server for the further process of blocking the encrypted website. For this, you need to open the router configuration page in your laptop or computer web browser. The common router address of some brands include:
- Belkin- http://192.168.2.1
- Linksys- http://192.168.1.1
- Asus- http://192.168.50.1
- D-Link/Netgear- http://192.168.0.1
- Comcast- http://10.0.0.1
STEP-3: Now Complete Login to your router administration account
When you first open the router configuration page you will be directly promoted to the login. If you have never change your login information then the username will be “admin” and password is usually blank or admin.
Step-4: Look for Internet or WAN section
After you have successfully login to your router administration account the next thing is you have to look for Internet or WAN section which you will find in the “Basic Setup” section of the router
STEP-5: You need to disable automatic DNS (Domain Name System)
In many routers first, you have to disable the automatic DNS before you are able to enter in your own DNS (Domain Name System) server. Some router has default disable automatic DNS.
STEP-6: Now enter the open DNS server addresses
When you disable the automatic DNS then after that you will see two DNS (Domain Name System) fields. Now you have to enter each of the DNS addresses which will point to the open DNS server for eg.
LAN 1 Static DNS 1: 126.96.36.199
LAN 1 Static DNS 2: 188.8.131.52
STEP-7: Save these changes to your router
After entering the DNS addresses you have to click the save button or Apply button which will allow your router to reboot with the new DNS settings. This process will take some time around 2 to 3 minutes.
STEP-8: Now Login to open DNS dashboard
The next thing you have to do after saving the DNS setting is to login with your new open DNS account and then it takes you directly to the open DNS dashboard.
STEP-9: Open the setting tab and enter your home network IP (Internet Protocol) address
After the successful Login, you have to enter your home network IP address in the setting tab. You can find your home network IP address at the top of the dashboard page. Now you have to type this address in “Add a Network” field in the setting tab. It will allow the open DNS to tell you the block sites and when traffic is coming from your network.
STEP-10: In the same setting tab open the web content filtering section
The next is that you have to open the web content filtering section in the same setting tab which will allow you to set what content is blocked on your network.
STEP-11: Open “Manage Individual Domains” to add website you want to block
Now you can add as many websites which you want to block with the help of the Manage Individual Domains. Always make sure that each website you add is set to always block otherwise the website will be blocked for a limited time and it will be unblocked after some time.
So, this is all for this article. Hope you have successfully blocked the websites over the router you want. If you have any problem regarding the above steps, then you can comment below. We will definitely look after it and provide you the best possible solution for it.
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