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Old 09-26-2006, 01:52 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Hi there,

Can anyone recommend a good wireless router that can block/Filter pornography.I need one that can work effectively and block certain keywords etc. I understand its very difficult to block porn, but i need the best thing out there.


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Old 09-26-2006, 02:59 PM   #2 (permalink)
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You'll need a firewall for that. Routers, AFAIK, are incapable of blocking sites.
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Old 09-26-2006, 03:11 PM   #3 (permalink)
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Well I have found the following router on a website:-
http://www.scan.co.uk/Products/Produ...oductID=137394



This router has a Firewall, will this help me block unwanted websites?
How does this work? I was under the impression that firewalls only blocked out hackers etc?
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Firewalls block unsolicited data requests. Works for hackers, works for sites. Some firewalls let you block specific sites.
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Old 09-26-2006, 04:16 PM   #5 (permalink)
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what u need is not a firewall but a program such as or similiar to netnanny or any other filtering programs they will let u choose certain content such as well pornography racism or anything u find objectional i know aol and msn have such programs available. but with a firewall like previously stated u can only block sites not types of sites. google browser filters or something like that and u should get lots of results good luck and if u cant find anything let me know what browser u use and i will point u in the right direction
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We live in a house with five PC’s; I only have permission to install programmes on one Pc, which is my own. I cannot install any programmes, such as Net Nanny on the other PC's. Now, we all need to connect to the Internet wirelessly. Can I not just block certain websites and keywords via the router? This would solve the problem of me trying to install programmes on the other PC.

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yes u can do that and any firewall including windows firewall will let u do that without any kind of installation but wiht the immense amount of obl\jectional material on the internet completely blocking out such content via firewall would be near impossible
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