The main limitation is that you won’t be able to see any web browsing that’s done on their smartphone or tablet via a cellular data network ( on the web who doesn’t know basic web safety principles.
And that goes beyond watching bootlegged episodes of South Park or a risqué College video.
In this case, I don’t want to block myself from these sites, just my untrustworthy kids.
Remember that my IP address is 192.168.1.6, so we can punch it in here to give us full access.
Either way, the email will usually show up in your Spam folder, so be sure you filter it correctly.
What I suggest doing, rather than actively blocking sites, is to set yourself up a Gmail filter that scans your logs for certain keywords and then stars them.
From any computer, access your router’s setup page by typing in its IP address into your browser window. A Quick Note About Your Default Password You’ll probably be prompted to enter a username and password. Try admin / password or admin / 1234 or admin / admin or root / root. This lists all the devices that are connecting to the router. To illustrate, I’ll visit on my i Phone and see if it shows up in the logs: Now, I’m going to hazard a guess and assume that you don’t want to spend your evenings sifting through the log, matching up IP addresses to salacious websites.
Or, you can send the logs manually from the Logs page.
Using this information, we’ll track who was looking at what. Blocking sites and services on your router restrict access to certain websites or activity on certain ports.
Here, we see that all the activity is coming from 192.168.1.6. This is a rock solid way to police web activity because it can’t be circumvented from a computer.
When it comes to ensuring safety and responsibility on the Internet, proper education and a policy of mutual trust and respect are the best policies. The web is a vast playground of debauchery and anthropological horrors, and it’s a teenager’s prerogative to peer occasionally over the Gates of Mordor into the land of shadows.
From porn and bomb-building guides to Facebook and Twitter, the Internet is a vast cornucopia of potentially hazardous material.