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Solved Router will not block secure gambling site login URL

August 22, 2012 at 20:07:03
Specs: Windows XP, pentium 4

I wish to block a secure url site through my router. This is a gambling login site:
horseplayerinteractive.com https://hpifund.horseplayerinteract...

My router is blocking on the simple horseplayerinteractive.com but when the login page comes up it is impossible to black. Have wrecked my brain trying various combos. Any Ideas about blockage of Https (secure) url. Thanks for any info. Forget the host files my gambling family member has deleted it from his computer and password protected it so I am left with only the router block.

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August 30, 2012 at 09:42:30

Normally the way you block all access to a web site is via ports or ip. Since https can't be used by name it need to be blocked by port or ip address or type or a layer 7+ firewall rule.

Blocking all https ports would be port 443. The url is not being viewed by the router in https so you need to block the IP address. He actually could get past that too if he is smart enough. You;d then need to get a more advanced firewall that is a layer 7+ to block tor's and such.



#1
August 23, 2012 at 00:45:41

Use the URL blocking feature in IE:
Internet Options > Security > Restricted sites.
Click the "Sites" button >> Add


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#2
August 23, 2012 at 01:54:20

@phil22

The OP does not have access to the gambling addict's PC which is password protected. They are trying to enforce the restriction in the router to prevent the user from accessing the website at all.
IMHO this is a waste of effort since there is nothing to prevent the gambler from getting one of those USB wireless modems to access the internet independently of the OP's modem/router.

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#3
August 23, 2012 at 03:49:07

If a family member has a gambling problem then technology is not the answer.

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#4
August 25, 2012 at 10:15:59

Well I did manage to block out the pages he likes to review. He is a youngster without the means to get a stick and if he did he would find himself out in the street. My question again remains the same how can you block a secure url on the router.

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#5
August 27, 2012 at 07:59:23

Well, that's probably going to depend upon the make and model of the router, isn't it. It may be possible, but without those details no-one can help. Or you could always Google "Block https" + the make and model of your router.

But if he's a clever kid he'll find a way round it. You really need to address the real problem.


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#6
August 27, 2012 at 13:24:38

This isn't GA here guys. Saying to address the main issue isn't why we are here. This is a tech support forum and we do technical support.

teabag43 if you block www.horseplayerinteractive.com it should not matter if http or https. It should be blocked period.

Make and model of the router you have?
Might want to check to a firmware update for the router.

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#7
August 27, 2012 at 13:39:21

I disagree. This may be only a tech support forum to you, but I give what I think is the most appropriate answer to a question. That's why I absolutely refuse to do people's homework for them, for example; I guess, as this is just a tech forum, I should give answers to such questions, which are mostly trivial. I know that it often doesn't go down well, but that's life.

If the kid is at all bright he will be able to circumvent any blocks that a not very technical parent imposes. To let the OP think otherwise is doing them a disservice.

Anyway, I appreciate that that advice is unwanted so I'll leave this thread be.


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#8
August 28, 2012 at 07:57:50

As long as the gamblier doesn't have access to the router they won't be able to circumvent. Sure they could get their own internet connection but that costs money which most gamblies don't have.

Looking forward to those answers teabag43

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#9
August 29, 2012 at 20:28:58

Yeah he really is a very old kid (more like middle aged) and I am more technical than him. Yes I lied as I am looking for technical advice. The router is old and secure. The problem is with blocking secure sites. You can do that directly through host files but that ship has sailed... I pay for the internet so I will be damned if I am enabling his bankruptcy. I wonder if any routers will block secure sites.

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#10
August 29, 2012 at 23:25:25

For a technical solution it may help if you tell us what make and model the router is; that question has been asked a couple of times with no answer.

You can add firewall rules to most routers to block all access to a particular IP address. But without knowing what equipment you have it's difficult to help further.


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August 30, 2012 at 09:42:30
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Normally the way you block all access to a web site is via ports or ip. Since https can't be used by name it need to be blocked by port or ip address or type or a layer 7+ firewall rule.

Blocking all https ports would be port 443. The url is not being viewed by the router in https so you need to block the IP address. He actually could get past that too if he is smart enough. You;d then need to get a more advanced firewall that is a layer 7+ to block tor's and such.


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