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How do I block access to a specific website in my SBG6580
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The SBG6580 provides the ability to restrict or grant access to specific Internet web sites.  These web sites can be blocked or allowed for certain times of the day, certain days of the week, or for 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 access to Internet web sites to all of the devices at all times.  This document describes how to restrict one device from accessing a specific website at a specific time of day, and also how to remove that restriction. 

This document contains the following sections:

Requirement

To block only one device from accessing a website, 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 Website Restriction 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.

          CAUTION: Leaving this setting to 00:00:00:00:00:00 will block all devices from accessing the specified website.

    c.   URL - Enter the desired website to be blocked (e.g. blockme.com).
    d.   Start Port - Leave at 0.
    e.   End Port -  Leave at 0.
    f.    Protocol -   Leave at TCP.
    g.   Days -  Check the EveryDay checkbox 
    h.   All Day -  Uncheck the checkbox.

          NOTE:  Checking the All Day checkbox overrides the Start and End time.

    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 any additional devices.


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


Removing a Website Restriction 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: For the settings to take effect, the web browser(s) on the device(s) will need to be closed and re-opened.

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