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dX
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Registered: ‎01-05-2020

Address Based Filtering

Hello

 

I am sick of accidentally clicking on sites like "Facebook" & "Reddit" when I am trying to research things & I wish to block these on my TG582n v 10.2.2.B. I am trying to configure Toolbox -> Parental Control -> Address Based Filtering thus:

 

* Address Based Filtering "yes"

* Action for Unknown Sites "allow"

* adding just the strings "facebook" & "reddit" to 2 new block rules

 

However they are still being let through, even after being given a multiple-minute wait. I have also tried "Action for Unknown Sites" to "block". What am I doing wrong? 

 

Thank you

David.

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bobpullen
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Re: Address Based Filtering

Hi David,

See page 75 here.

address_based_filter.JPG

Have you tried entering the full website domain? e.g. reddit.com

Might be worth considering this though that popped up whilst I was searching. There's a chance it will cause a performance hit.

Is this only a single machine you want to block access from?

Bob Pullen
Plusnet Product Team
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dX
Newbie
Posts: 2
Registered: ‎01-05-2020

Re: Address Based Filtering

Hi Bob

 

Have seen that link & setting it to block not only made no difference it also didn't let me onto this forum! 

 

Have also tried "facebook.com" & "reddit.com" & no difference. I don't want any machines to access.

 

Why does the feature exist yet seemingly is non-functioning?

 

David