How to Block “Facebook” for Some Users with the Vigor2820 Router
Posted by Roy Panetta on 12 December 2011 03:52 PM
This guide applies to router models that use CSM with object-based settings: Vigor2110, Vigor2710, Vigor2820, VigorPro5300, VigorPro5500, VigorPro5510.
The steps below will allow you to block facebook web sites for some users by using the router URL content filter. This method show how to restrict access to facebook based on the LAN computers IP address, so you will need to assign static IP addresses for each PC on your network.
In our example all computers except those having an IP address with the range of 192.168.1.20 to 192.168.1.30 will be blocked from accessing facebook web sites.
Step 1 – Define Keyword Object
Go to Object Settings>>Keyword Object configuration menu.
Enter facebook in the Contents field as shown in the diagram below:
Step 2 – Set up URL Content Filter Profile
Go to CSM>>URL Content Filter Profile configuration menu
Select the first available profile and enter the settings as shown below.
If you wish to also prevent users from accessing facebook web sites by using the IP address of the web site then also tick the selection box “Prevent web access from IP address” in CSM>>URL Content Filter Profile
Step 3 – Configure Firewall
Refer to the diagram and follow the steps below:
Now all users on the LAN except for computers having an IP address within the range of 192.168.1.20 to 192.168.1.30 will not be able to access “facebook” web sites by using either the web address or IP address. If they try to access facebook, they will be greeted by the following message:
This message can be customised in CSM>>URL Content Filter Profile configuration menu.