Can Ubuntu be used to control a router?
clanlaw at googlemail.com
Thu Nov 1 14:24:02 UTC 2012
On 1 November 2012 14:19, Mika Suomalainen <mkaysi at users.sourceforge.net> wrote:
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> On 01.11.2012 02:02, Michael wrote:
>> I have Motorola cable modem with built in router, model NVG510.
>> Is there a Linux program to control what websites go over the
>> I know how to do this with a hosts file, but that only works on a
>> per computer basis. I would like to accomplish the same thing but
>> at the router level. (Without going into graphic detail, I need to
>> block one, perhaps two questionable websites, but may need to add
>> more later.)
>> Is this possible? If so, all I need is a couple of keys words to
>> Google and I could probably figure out the rest.
> I'm not sure did I understand what you want.
> If you want to block some sites on your network, you must probably
> change your DNS server to OpenDNS ( https://www.opendns.com/ ) and
> register to it and change it as DNS server in your router using the
> instructions at https://store.opendns.com/setup/device/motorola .
Some routers do allow site blocking. The Netgear DG834G v4 does for example.
> After you are using OpenDNS and are registered to it, you can access
> https://dashboard.opendns.com/ and set the restrictions which you want.
> NOTE: This block is DNS based and can be avoided by changing DNS
> server to something like 18.104.22.168, 22.214.171.124 on any computer behind the
> PS. Sorry for advertising OpenDNS. I don't know any other way to
> archieve this and if someone else knows, I would like to know how too.
> You should be able to access the web control panel of your router.
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> Mika Suomalainen
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