Blocking Applications According to a Time Schedule in the Vigor2130
Posted by Roy Panetta on 06 December 2011 04:38 PM
This guide will show you how to block various applications for certain users according to a time schedule. An example of the type of configuration required is:
The steps required are:
Step1: Configure Router Time and Date
It is essential to have the correct Time and Date in the router.
Go to “System Maintenance >> Time and Date” configuration menu.
Select the Time Zone that corresponds to your area and ensure NTP servers are entered. Click OK to save the setting.
Step2: Create Time Objects
Here we create two time objects:
Step3: Create App Enforcement Profiles
Here we create the App Enforcement profiles to block Messenger, Skype, Yahoo, ICQ, Limewire, Kazza, Azerus or some other P2P / Torrent type apps.
To block Internet Messenger applications, click on IM tab and select required applications.
When complete Click on OK to save this profile.
Repeat these steps to create another profile. The only difference with the second profile is the Time Object will be different (Sunday).
Note: Only new sessions will be blocked by the firewall when the firewall rule comes into effect. Existing sessions will not be affected.
Applying the App Enforcement Profiles to a Range of IP Addresses
The example shown above shows the App Enforcement applying to a single IP address.
To apply the profiles to a range of IP addresses you will need to specify the IP address and the appropriate subnet mask (IP address/Subnet Mask).
For example to apply the rules to IP address range 192.168.1.96 to 192.168.1.103, we can use the IP address 192.168.1.100 and subnet mask of 255.255.255.248.