Block Websites With D-Link Router

There are a lot of dangerous websites out there. Some contain viruses, and some contain content and images you do not want members of your family to stumble upon. There are several ways to block websites on individual computers, but if you want to apply these changes to every computer in your home, use the Website Filter option in your D-Link router.

How To Block Websites With Your D-Link Router

Not all routers will have this functionality. If your D-link router does not, try upgrading the firmware in the router to see if that functionality has been added later. The Website Filter section is located under the Advanced tab. You can either use the drop-down option to “DENY computers access to ONLY these sites” or “Allow computers access to ONLY these sites.” The second option is quite strict.

Login to your DLink router through your web browser. Click the advanced tab.

block websites with the d-link router
In the left column, click the Website Filter option. To block sites, enter their website addresses in the space provided (Do not add the http://). Blocking the websites at the router level ensures all traffic leaving your network will be affected by these rules. These include computers, smart phones, gaming consoles and anything else with a web browser.

You can block websites with Dlink router or change the DNS settings in your router and use a service like OpenDNS to block websites. Either way, take a moment to setup a blacklist and implement these filters to prevent members of your workplace or household from accessing sites you do not want them to.

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