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How to Block “Facebook” using the Vigor2820 Router (Global Settings)
Posted by Roy Panetta on 12 December 2011 04:08 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 all users by using the router URL content filter.

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:

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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 General Setup

Go to Firewall>>General Setup configuration menu.

In “URL Content Filter” default rule select the “Facebook” profile in the pull down list. This profile was defined in step 2.

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.

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Step 3 – Configure Firewall General Setup

Go to Firewall>>General Setup configuration menu.

In “URL Content Filter” default rule select the “Facebook” profile in the pull down list. This profile was defined in step 2.

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Now all users on the LAN 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:

 

The requested Web page has been blocked by URL Content Filter.

Please contact your system administrator for further information.

 

This message can be customised in CSM>>URL Content Filter Profile configuration menu.

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