Is there a way to block certain users from accessing certain sites without having to manually put in each website and choosing who to block. I would greatly appreciate any help on this matter and any suggestions. Basically trying to block minors from accessing xxx or nsfw type sites/images or content without hampering adults .
08-22-2009 09:51 AM - edited 08-22-2009 09:52 AM
You need a parental control program. Something like NetNanny, Verizon Internet Security Suite, Cyber Patrol, etc.
check this link http://www.consumersearch.com/parental-control-software
but be aware, you cant block some sites without hampering the adults at least a little. when you start limiting the access, it affects everyone.
08-22-2009 09:58 AM
One easy and free way is to change from the Verizon DNS servers to OpenDNS. You can use the OpenDNS servers without opening an account, but to filter sites you would need to create an account, which is free, and then go in and select the general categories you want to filter out.
I have been using OpenDNS for about a year, very satisfied. And as I said, it is free (although they do offer fee services also).
If you want to take a look, here is a link to their home network area which discusses parental controls.
Verizon FiOS TV, Internet, and phone
QIP6416, IMG 1.6.2, Build 08.58
Keller, TX 76248
08-22-2009 10:35 AM
I saw some pretty cool parental control stuff inside the router, where you can block websites, and even computer useage based on time of day. would that help out here?
So for example in your browser if you go to 192.168.1.1 enter 'admin' for the user name and then enter 'password1' for the password, you will see your computers in the middle section, and you just click on the pc of interest and you will see all kindsa cool stuff you can do to block websites and stuff.
08-23-2009 01:29 PM