Can going through a router block internet sites?

By biffenbob
Dec 23, 2005
  1. I have 3 computers going through a router to a modem, and my question is can the router block my computers from going to sertain sites? I ask this because for some odd reason all of my computers on this network cannot get to a couple of diffrent websites, such as google and hotmail. If it is the router (which I doubt) how can i fix this? If it isnt, any ideas what it might be?
  2. whiternoise

    whiternoise TS Rookie Posts: 67

    If your router has a built in firewall then you could try disabling it. Also, make sure you have the latest firmware for your router. Check you haven't got some kind of virus/spyware that prevents you from accessing certain websites (though i dont think it's likely). Finally, check your browser compatibility.
  3. Spike

    Spike TS Evangelist Posts: 2,168

    IN the UK, this can be caused by an MTU setting that's too high for those using AOL, and possibly others. I don't know if this would be the case for you, but maybe worth checking with your ISP's tech support.
  4. RealBlackStuff

    RealBlackStuff TS Rookie Posts: 6,503

    Most likely a firmware update for the router would solve the problem.
  5. Samstoned

    Samstoned TechSpot Paladin Posts: 1,018

    Ya I just did that and for- 3 hrs could not get on line
    had to redo upgrade
    now mtu does not work at all???
    upgrades shoulda known better
    as for blocking check your firwall software 2
    do you know how to use the command window and ping
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