How to block a WEBSITE / URL Link on PTCL WiFi ADSL Router ?

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Hello, today’s article is about configuring your PTCL ADSL WiFi Router for blocking a “website / URL Link”. The PTCL ADSL WiFi Router I am using comes with a lot of features and security settings. This article is about configuring/using the “Url Filter” feature.

Advantage
The advantage of blocking on PTCL ADSL WiFi Router is that the website / URL Link will not be accessible to any device (PC, Laptop, Mobile phone, Tablet etc.) present in the network. So, you don’t have to block it one each device or use some software firewall, just add it to the router and its blocked for all the users inside the network.

Note: Please note you can’t block HTTPS webistes/URL Links on your PTCL ADSL WiFi Router. Only HTTP websites will be blocked. If the “green secure” bar/words doesn’t show up in the browser it means the  website is on HTTP. Most of the websites are now running on HTTPS.

HTTP vs HTTPS website example
HTTP vs HTTPS website example

 

Current Network Scenario

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Current Network Scenario

For this article I am using the following PTCL ADSL WiFi Router

SLIM Router
PTCL ADSL WiFi Router

Steps

1 Login to the ADMIN WEB PAGE of your router by typing “192.168.1.1” in your web browser. Type the username and password which is written on the backside of your router or on the box of router.

Accessing the WEB Admin Page
Accessing the Admin WEB Page

2. On successful username and password, following page will show up

Admin WEB Page
Admin WEB Page

3. Next click on “Advance Setup” then “Parental Control” and then “Url Filter”. Following page will show up.

Url Filter Web Page
Url Filter Web Page

4. Click on “Add” button and a new web page will show up. In the “URL Address” column type the complete web address of a website you want to block for this example I am blocking Microsoft’ BING website (http://www.bing.com). In “Port Number” type 80. And then click “Apply/Save” button.

Blocking website WWW.BING.COM
Blocking website WWW.BING.COM

5. Make sure “Exclude” is selected

Exclude radio button
Exclude radio button

6. Now try to open the website on your WEB Browser of cellphone or laptop or tablet etc. and it should not open, as shown below

Website / URL Link successfully blocked
Website / URL Link successfully blocked

Note: User’s in network can still bypass the Url filter security feature by using a PROXY WEBSITE to access the blocked website / URL Link.

 

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