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Block a Website via router? Answered

I blocked youtube on my router in keywords and the site itself,  any time I Google youtube and click on a site without an actual video on it, it gets blocked.  But when I go to youtube.com it will open the page with text only (the formatting and photos just go to pot) and then I can still watch the videos, anyone know how to overcome this?

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frollardBest Answer (author)2011-03-14

the videos themselves, probably hosted by google, will be hosted on some random domain like v19.lscache6.c.youtube.com or something.

Each one will be different, so unless your keyword filter stops all, or allows wildcards, you may need to invest/search for some parental control software which is a bit stronger than your router's firmware.

Note how it doesn't start with www? try *.youtube.* in a url field. may or may not take it.

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NachoMahma (author)2011-03-13

.  Here we go again. <sigh>
1) Which router are you trying to configure? Manufacturer, model, revision?
2) What changes have you made already? Be specific and include details. "I blocked youtube on my router in keywords and the site itself" doesn't tell us (or me, anyway) a lot.
3) You are wanting to block all pages that have URLs starting with "http://www.youtube.com/" (and possibly "https://www.youtube.com/"), right?

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jj.inc (author)NachoMahma2011-03-13

Here is a photo, I actually had it enabled but I was busy on youtube at the time I took the photo, It is a RangePlus Wirelless WRT110 from linksys. I want to block all of the youtube site completely.

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frollard (author)jj.inc2011-03-13

the videos themselves, probably hosted by google, will be hosted on some random domain like v19.lscache6.c.youtube.com or something.

Each one will be different, so unless your keyword filter stops all, or allows wildcards, you may need to invest/search for some parental control software which is a bit stronger than your router's firmware.

Note how it doesn't start with www? try *.youtube.* in a url field. may or may not take it.

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jj.inc (author)frollard2011-03-14

Thanks, this would be the best answer, but it is a reply.

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jj.inc (author)NachoMahma2011-03-13

I also have this applied to the computers MAC and every single IP address.

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NachoMahma (author)jj.inc2011-03-13

. I suggest resetting the router to it's default configuration. Then make your changes one at a time. Test after each change.

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seandogue (author)2011-03-14

You should be able to block the IP address if you're really serious about controlling access. It can be done by settings on many routers, or it can be done using the personal computer's firewall settings. Specifics are dependent on the mfg and model of these components.

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