Set up URL blocking

URL blocking on the Bright Box router allows you to restrict certain websites from being accessed by either all computers, or specific computers or devices on your home network.

The example below shows how you would block a particular computer from viewing a particular website, for example www.example.com.

  1. Start by reserving an IP address for the computer you wish to block from viewing specific websites
  2. Open the Bright Box router's admin pages and navigate to the Firewall menu 
  3. Select URL Blocking



  4. Enter the URL of the web address you wish to block, e.g. www.example.com, or just a key word out of the URL, e.g. example



  5. You can block up to 30 sites, or key words.
  6. Scroll to the bottom of the page, and select SAVE SETTINGS



  7. The URLs or key words will be saved



  8. Next, select Access Control



  9. Select Add Device Filtering Rule



  10. Enter a Rule Description - in the example below our rule is called URL blocking
  11. In the Client Device IP Address, enter the IP address of the computer or device you wish to block from viewing web pages. In the example below device with IP address 192.168.1.17 has been used
  12. In the list of services, check to select WWW with URL blocking- this will block the URLs you've entered on the URL blocking page



  13. Scroll to the bottom of the page
  14. In the Scheduling Rule menu, select Always Blocking
  15. Click SAVE SETTINGS to apply the rule



  16. Settings will be applied



  17. Select to Enable the Filtering function and select SAVE SETTINGS



  18. The new access control rule will be saved



  19. You can select to Edit, or Delete your rule at any time, for example if you wish to restore access, or add more users to the list
Last updated: 12/2/2019
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