Solved want to block websites???

April 29, 2013 at 03:21:44
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we are running a small office which consists of 15 computers all those are connected via switch ...what the problem is the everyone are using facebook and youtube due to this lots of bandwidth is consumed and internet is becoming slow .so what i need is ..is there any software to block the websites ..if any please let me know...the os we are using is windows 7..i tried to block it through host file but it is not that much efficient...


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April 30, 2013 at 10:01:40
Untangle.

Look into it. Its free and the filtering on it is awesome, and the interface is actually fairly simple to navigate.



#1
April 29, 2013 at 04:10:00
You don't say what router you are using, but you should be able to configure the firewall on it to block particular sites. Having said that, this is more a management problem rather than a technology one. If you can't manage your people not to waste time they will always find other ways of doing so.

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#2
April 29, 2013 at 04:37:19
thanks for ur reply..but the problem is we are not using any router kind of thing....without router is there any software or technique to block sites??

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#3
April 29, 2013 at 04:42:41
So how do you share the Internet connection? A switch won't do that. If you are using Internet Sharing via one of the computers, use the firewall on that computer.

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#4
April 29, 2013 at 04:45:05
we have lease line connection ...it is connected to the switch and from that we are getting internet..how to use the firewall to block websites

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#5
April 29, 2013 at 04:50:01
Are you sure it is a switch, not a router? What is the make and model?

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#6
April 29, 2013 at 04:53:02
ya..im sure no doubt but i dont know the make and model ..

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#7
April 29, 2013 at 05:25:01
I don't understand how a shared Internet connection can work without some form of routing, but anyway...

Set up the firewalls on each computer to block those particular IP addresses. http://www.ipburger.com/blog/easies...

This, of course, assumes that your users don't have administrative privileges (else they could just change the firewall back) but I can't imagine that is the case on business computers.


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#8
April 29, 2013 at 05:36:36
Just one thing that I am a little puzzled by. In January this year you said that you were a fresher studying networking. Is it correct that 3 months later you have now got a job and are responsible for a network of 15 computers? Perhaps you ought to talk to your boss as to how to handle this problem. I would suggest that you forget a technical solution and persuade the person responsible for managing these 15 people to actually manage them properly.

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#9
April 29, 2013 at 13:46:47
A threat of dismissal would probably work nicely, even more so after a few examples.

Always pop back and let us know the outcome - thanks


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#10
April 29, 2013 at 22:58:33
ijack thanks for that link....and u didnt even congratulate me that i got a job ..anyway thank you....

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#11
April 29, 2013 at 23:11:37
i tried to block www.youtube.com and followed these steps.....opened command prompt and typed tracert www.youtube.com then i got a ip address of youtube and followed the steps that were mentioned in the link ..but it didnt work ;-(

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#12
April 29, 2013 at 23:23:00
Give up on the technical solution, which seems to be causing you problems. Follow the approach of asking the manager to discipline his workers properly. In the end this is not a network problem.

Congratulations on your stellar rise from fresher networking student, but I wonder if it might have been better to complete your studies before taking on such a position. You would then be better placed to solve this sort of issue.


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#13
April 29, 2013 at 23:30:45
thank you ...ijack ...will keep in touch

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#14
April 30, 2013 at 08:17:06
If the computers are all owned by the company, and you cannot set it up so the "switch" is blocking the sites, just modify the settings in internet options on each machine to only go to trusted sites and block the rest from working, then password lock the changes.

:: mike


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April 30, 2013 at 10:01:40
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Untangle.

Look into it. Its free and the filtering on it is awesome, and the interface is actually fairly simple to navigate.


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