I recently discovered a Parental control bug in my Verizon router Ml424WR.
Basically, the problem is in filtering keywords. If I use a secure website, the router overlooks the keyword filter and allows access. For example, if I had set it to filter out the keyword “hidemyass”(a proxy website), the router blocks access to http://www.hidemyass.com but allows access to https://www.hidemyass.com
Please fix this, thanks.
05-14-2014 09:36 AM - edited 05-14-2014 09:37 AM
I tried inputting https://www.hidemyass.com/ directly into the keyword filter but it did nothing of change. Then I tried using the same address in a 'website' filter and the router gave me an error stating such action is not allowed: "URL Scheme may not specify any protocols other than http://". I guess that is the problem.
If you want parental controls there are much better ways to go about it without too much of a problem. The parental controls in the router are very limiting.
You can sign up for an opendns account and change the router to use the opendns name servers. You can then filter what you do't want your kids to get to by content type. It's also free. Onceset up simply do an ipconfig /renew (or just restart them) on the windows systems you want to use the new setup. If you are a linux user I will presume you already know how to do this.
If you optionally don't want yourself to be under this umbrella you simpley have to change the DNS server IP on your computer to whatever the router IP is (ie. 192.168.1.1) or use someone elses like googles at 184.108.40.206.