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SBG6580 (v6.5.0.0): Restrict Internet Access

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How do I block Internet access in my SBG6580?  
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The SBG6580 provides the ability to block or allow Internet access during a specified Time of Day.  The Internet can be blocked or allowed for certain times of the day, certain days of the week, or all times.  Access permissions can be assigned to all devices on the network, or a specific device (e.g. computer, gaming console, tablet).  This can be accomplished by using the Web Filter feature.  By default, the Web Filter is disabled, which allows all Internet access to all devices.  This document describes how to block one device from accessing the Internet for a specified Time of Day.

This document contains the following sections:

Requirement

To block one device
from accessing the Internet, the MAC address of that device will need to be entered into the Web Filter settings. For assistance in locating the MAC address of a device, please refer to:


Creating a Web Filter Time of Day Entry

  1. Launch a web browser, such as Internet Explorer, Firefox, or Safari.  Enter http://192.168.0.1 into the address box.

    NOTE: By default the LAN IP address is 192.168.0.1.  If the default address has been changed, enter the custom address in the address box.

  2. Enter admin in the Username field.
  3. Enter motorola in the Password field.
  4. Click the Login button.  The Status page appears.


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  5. Click the Firewall link in the top menu.  The Firewall Basic page appears.
  6. Click the Web Filter link in the left menu.  The Firewall Filtering page appears.
  7. On the Firewall Filtering page, click the Create button.  The Firewall Filtering Entry page appears.

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  8. On the Firewall Filtering Entry page:
    a.   Description - Enter the desired description for this entry.
    b.   MAC Address - Enter the MAC address of the desired device to block.
    c.   URL - Leave at default blank.
    d.   Start Port - Enter 80.
    e.   End Port -  Enter 80.
    f.    Protocol -  Click the drop-down menu and select TCP.
    g.   Days -  Check the EveryDay checkbox.
    h.   All Day - Uncheck the check box.
          
         NOTE: Checking the All Day checkbox overrides the Start and End times.

    i.   Start - Enter the start of the time period to restrict.
    j.   End - Enter the end of the time period to restrict.
                       
         NOTE:  Hours (hour) and Minutes (min) must be entered as two digits (e.g. 07, 12).

    k.  Allow/Block - Click the drop-down menu, and select Block.
    l.   Enabled -  Click the drop-down menu, and select On.


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  9. Click the Apply button. The Firewall Filtering page will now appear, and will display a filtering entry.

    NOTE: Repeat steps 7 - 9 for additional desired device.


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  10. Close all web browsers that are open on those devices, and then reopen them for the filtering to take effect.


Removing a Web Filter Time of Day Entry

  1. Launch a web browser, such as Internet Explorer, Firefox, or Safari.  Enter http://192.168.0.1 into the address box.

    NOTE: By default the LAN IP address is 192.168.0.1.  If the default address has been changed, enter the custom address in the address box.

  2. Enter admin in the Username field.
  3. Enter motorola in the Password field.
  4. Click the Login button.  The Status page appears.


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  5. Click the Firewall link in the top menu.  The Firewall Basic page appears.
  6. Click the Web Filter link in the left menu.  The Firewall Filtering page appears.
  7. On the Firewall Filtering page, find the desired entry to remove, and click the Remove button.

    NOTE: Close all web browsers that are open on those devices, and then reopen them for the filtering to take effect.


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