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Blocking Youtube also blocks Maps, using old D-Link router

By Juiceman77
May 29, 2013
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  1. I'm trying to block Youtube using the parental controls on my DI-624 router.
    D-Link pic.jpg

    But when I do this, it also blocks Google maps... Any ideas why?
    Maps pic.jpg

    I've tried blocking "youtube.com" and "www.youtube.com" and using the Domain Blocker but the same problems come up.
     
  2. TheDreams

    TheDreams TS Booster Posts: 485   +45

    Why would you want to block YouTube? I mean come on there is not much inappropriate content on there. Why not just use your built-in parental controls in windows, Why use a separate program?
     
  3. jobeard

    jobeard TS Ambassador Posts: 13,426   +317

    Hmm; try adding www.youtube.com to the hosts file

    (need admin access)

    get CMD
    cd \Windows\System32\Drivers\Etc​
    attrib -r hosts​
    notepad​
    >> insert www.youtube.com after 127.0.0.1 localhost like this​
    127.0.0.1 localhost​
    127.0.0.1 www.youtube.com
    save the file​
    attrib +r hosts​
    ifconfig /flushdns​
    net stop "dns client"​
    net start "dns client"​

    The browser will now reject all www.youtube.com/* requests
     
  4. Juiceman77

    Juiceman77 TS Rookie Topic Starter

    To TheDreams, it's not inappropriate, just too much of a distraction. And the built in parental controls only works on one computer, I want to block it off on any device using wifi.

    To jobeard, your instructions worked, youtube is blocked and maps isn't on this computer. But I was hoping to solve it through my router so it worked on any device using wifi. Thank you anyways.

    I suppose this is just a glitch from the router.
     


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