Managing what Internet users can view when they connect to a wireless network is vital in office and school networks. Many times parents also wish to monitor the internet usage of their children. This is where TP-LINK routers can be essential to ensure that only the administrator can grant access to view certain websites. It is useful for closed networks as well as parental monitoring. With the help of a TP-link router, one can easily block certain websites that are not suitable for consumption by students, office employees, and children.
How does blocking websites work?
Internet filters are commonplace these days because of the popularity of connectivity online. Almost every field of work and education requires access to the internet. Even though the internet is useful and many areas it harbors both the good and the bad in one place. This is why it is crucial to keep internet usage in check in many places.
Schools are right to maintain dignity in their labs which offer internet usage. Blocking websites can help students from delving into unnecessary and unwanted websites which are not suitable for their consumption. Office spaces, on the other hand, need to block many sites so that their employees are productive. Many networking hubs make use of software to block websites on PC devices. This block can, however, be bypassed easily if someone has technical knowledge about the field.
TP-LINK offers its customers access to blocking websites directly from the root. Thus any device that is connected to the network cannot browse these blacklisted websites. It is suitable for keeping a check on Internet consumption at an elementary level.
Blocking Websites on TP-Link router
It is straightforward to block websites that you don’t want people on your network browsing. Follow this easy to learn guide to understand the basics –
- Connect your desktop to the Wi-Fi or wired Ethernet connection using your TP-link router.
- Visit the router management page of your TP-link device by opening up your browser on the PC. The link for the router management page can be found at the back of the TP-link router. The default link is usually 192.168.0.1 or 192.168.1.1
- After opening up the router management page, you will be prompted to enter your user id and password to gain admin privileges.
- The default user id and password can be found at the back of your router. Often the default username and password are both “admin.”
- After logging into your router management tool, head over to the Access control host tab.
- Click on the add new button.
- Here you can select the blocked host’s settings.
- You are required to add the specified IP address range. (add the field 192.168.1.100 – 18.104.22.168).
- Save the settings.
To block websites visit the access control tab in the settings menu.
- Click on add new.
- Add a description for the blocked website.
- Enter the link for the individual website that you wish to block.