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Granularity of access restriction policies on WRT54G v6

Discussion in 'Networking Issues' started by mmcclung, Feb 2, 2010.

  1. mmcclung

    mmcclung Guest

    Not sure if this is possible: want to restrict access to certain sites during certain times (e.g., facebook.com during homework hours :) ) but allow other internet access at the same time.

    It does not seem possible to set restrictions that granular. Facebook is either always on or always off, or any internet access can be blocked during certain times, but not the intersection of the two.

    Is there a 3rd party firmware that provides this? And is compatible with the WRT54G v6?

    Expert level challenge: how to block Skype during the same timeframe?
     
  2. Disman_ca

    Disman_ca Super Moderator Staff Member Member

    It would be very challenging to setup restrictions in this manor especially in the GUI. If you're looking to solve this challenge, first record what you want on paper and then figure out which way to apply the restrictions. Set it up in a hierarchy structure from least restirctive to most restrictive. For example, first try to set your restriction based on time of day. Next set it based on Skype/facebook.

    As a side note, why do you care to block facebook at certain times? Are you trying to prevent people from using facebook? Restrictions are usually used to limit or prevent traffic and facebook typically would generate a lot of traffic to warrant trying to block it entirely.
     

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