URL blocking

URL blocking on the Bright Box router allows you to restrict up to 30 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 devices you want to block from viewing specific websites
  2. Now, from the admin pages, navigate to the Firewall menu in ADVANCED
  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 click SAVE SETTINGS

  7. Your changes will be applied

  8. Next, select Access Control In the Firewall menu

  9. Select Add Device Filtering Rule 

  10. Give your rule a name - in the example below, our rule is called URL Blocking
  11. In the Client Device IP Address field, enter either:
    - One IP address, e.g. 17~17
    - A range of IP address e.g. 17~24 
    - For all devices connected to your router e.g. 2~254
  12. In Client Device Service select Blocking in the WWW with URL blocking - this will block the addresses you entered in your URL blocking list

  13. Scroll to the bottom of the page
  14. In the Scheduling Rule menu, select ALWAYS BLOCKING
  15. Click SAVE SETTINGS to add the rule

  16. Settings will be applied

  17. Your rule will be displayed

  18. If this is the first rule you've created, select Enable in Filtering function and SAVE SETTINGS

  19. Your settings rule will be applied

  20. You can select to Edit, or Delete your rule at any time, for example if you wish to add or remove websites (URLs) to your list.

Note: we don't recommend this as a complete parental control solution. Instead you may be interested in our Norton™ Family offer.

Last updated: 8/2/2019
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