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Is it possible to block a website like this?

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  1. aspe_heat

    aspe_heat Power Member

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    I got too many family problems caused mainly by overusage of Facebook by some of my younger siblings...since I cannot take it anymore, I decided to block Facebook, but I use a wireless router and I'm not sure if it's possible to block Facebook on Wi-Fi too?

    Router model is ZTE ZXV10, so if anyone can help, please do, I'd appreciate it a lot.
     
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    kaylanewett Power Member

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    Yes, it is. Type in 192.168.1.1 in the address bar in your browser. Then log in to your router with the default username and password (if you never changed it) Then just go to whatever would indicate blocking a website.
     
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    I tried with admin/admin, but it won't work...and no one has ever changed it. Yet, I never got any info about it from my ISP who installed the router.
     
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    Try giving them a call and sort it out. It was probably an error on their part.
     
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    Try with admin and password. That's the default one I believe.
     
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    Did you tried to change host files in their computers ? add this in host file

    127.0.0.1 facebook.com
    127.0.0.1 www.facebook.com
     
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    Won't work...damn.
    I guess I'll have to call them then...
     
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    They are connecting to it via iPhones...so I guess I can't change it. Yet, they are all password-protected.
     
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    Won't work...thanks anyway!
     
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    Default router passwords can be different per model/manufacturer. Try variations
    Username:
    Password: admin
    What router do you have?
     
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    some companies got:
    user name : leave empty
    pass : admin

    try that, it worked for me. i was surprised also when they told me but it works.

    wish you luck,

    Leobar.
     
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    go to the bottom of the router first press factory reset
    and then go to google to search for the default pass for your model .
     
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    I don't think something like that would solve the problem.
    If they are smart they can use proxy, 4gs/3gs connection, connect to it outside and so on...

    Now On-topic:

    Other than previous suggestions you can try resetting your router (there is a reset button) if you know how to configure it to make it work again if there were some special settings set during the installation. Usually a reset restores it to original settings from ISP and should work without problems with default user/password restored.

    Default user/password for your router should be either admin:admin or on:eek:n

    Good luck.
     
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    I agree, blocking is not a solution.
    You have to warn them about the danger.
     
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    They are not very smart, no one of them knows much about computers and stuff.

    Anyway, I managed to get in...that's why I'm replying 15 hours later, it reset my Internet settings lol
    Now, does anyone know where I should block it - what router page?
     
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    You can block the access through router admin. You can control the internet access through router or even through anti-virus. I am using cisco network security and I can see clearly who is using internet.
     
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    It's different from one router to another so no one can really help you unless they have a similar one, or are experienced about it.
    I suggest you just search all the tabs until you find one with filters where you can list websites you want to block.
     
  20. tb303

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    Ive just been through something similar trying to block twitter.com at the router. Facebook is probably the same...

    While the router has parental controls that let you block sites it doesnt work if the site uses HTTPS. So you can block http://facebook.com but not https://facebook.com

    Also, it gets worse. Twitter.com for example uses HSTS headers. Which causes most modern browsers to force the HTTPS version of the site.

    The only way I was able to block Twitter.com on the LAN (Wifi) was by running Ettercap with the dnsspoof plugin to redirect it to somewhere else. Not very beginner friendly to set up im affraid!

    Even then, you cant stop them just using the normal mobile connection to get on (3G etc). Some phones (eg Blackberry) will try the 3g connection if it fails on wfi anyway.

    There is a version of K9 Web protection for mobile, but you would need to install that on their phone and I hear its quite buggy compared to the desktop version.
    http://www1.k9webprotection.com/
    (100% recommended for anyone with kids to install this on their desktop/laptops though - it works through a "white list" method that you control with a master password)

    Teaching them about web safety and privacy is always better in the long run though.

    edit: You could also make an account and use OpenDNS' parental controls and set up blocks for websites there. Then you would need to change the 'default dns servers' in the router to OpenDNS's ones. Again wont work on 3G though just your wifi.
     
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