If you want to block a website from your router, you can follow these steps:
- Log in to your router’s web interface by typing its IP address in your browser. You can find the IP address on the back of your router or in the user manual. The default username and password are usually admin and admin, but you may need to change them if you have set up a different login.
- Navigate to the section where you can configure parental controls, firewall settings, or access restrictions. The name and location of this section may vary depending on your router model and firmware version. Look for options like “Block Sites”, “URL Filtering”, “Access Control”, or “Web Content Filtering”.
- Enter the website URL that you want to block in the appropriate field. You can also use keywords or categories to block multiple websites that match certain criteria. For example, you can block all websites that contain “gambling” or “adult” in their domain name or content.
- Save your changes and apply them to your router. You may need to reboot your router for the changes to take effect.
- Test if the website is blocked by trying to access it from any device connected to your router’s network. If the website is blocked successfully, you should see an error message or a blank page instead of the website content.
Note: Blocking a website from your router may not prevent users from accessing it through other means, such as using a proxy server, a VPN service, or a different network. To ensure complete blocking, you may need to use additional methods such as installing parental control software on each device or setting up DNS filtering on your router.