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How do I restrict access to websites in my SBG6580-2?
Answer
The SBG6580-2 Parental Control feature provides the ability to restrict specific client devices (e.g. computer, gaming console, tablet) from accessing specific Internet websites.  The websites can be blocked for certain times of the day, certain days of the week, or at all times.  The Parental Control rules are applied to the MAC address of the client device.  By default, the Parental Controls is disabled, which allows access to Internet websites to all of the devices at all times.  This document describes how to set up the Parental Control feature to restrict access to a specific website. 

Requirement

To block only one device from accessing a website, the MAC address of that device will need to be entered into the MAC Address settings. 

This document contains the following sections:


Creating a Website Restriction Entry
  1. Launch a Firefox or Safari browser.  Enter http://192.168.0.1 into the address box, and press the Enter key.  

    NOTEA browser message on Chrome, Edge, Firefox, and Opera, may appear when accessing the Web Manager.  The message includes 192.168.01 uses an unsupported protocol and ERR_SSL_VERSION_OR_CIPHER_MISMATCH.  The Web Manager uses an earlier version of the TLS protocol and does not match the version allowed by the web browser.  Safari browsers on Apple PC and mobile devices are not impacted.  The workaround to access the Web Manager with a PC is to use the Firefox browser and set the TLS version to 1.  For workaround instructions refer to article # 19435 - 192.168.0.1 uses an unsupported protocol
     
  2. A security or private risk alert may appear on the web browser advising users to proceed with caution when accessing the Web Manager.  There is no risk in proceeding to the Web Manager.  For instructions to bypass the alert screen, refer to article # 18181 - Alert Message for Web Manager Access.
     
  3. On the Login page, enter admin or a customized username in the Username field.
     
  4. Enter password or a customized password in the Password field.

    NOTE: On later versions of the SBG6580-2, the Wi-Fi Security Key is used as the default admin password printed on the bottom white label.  For assistance with Web Manager Access, refer to article # 18752 – SBG6580-2: Web Manager Access.


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  5. Click the Login button.  The Home page will appear.

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  6. Move the mouse cursor over Basic on the main menu and click the DHCP link on the sub-menu.  The Basic - DHCP page will appear.

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  7. On the Basic - DHCP page, locate and copy the client's MAC Address under the Client List section to use for the Parental Control setup.

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  8. Move the mouse cursor over Firewall on the main menu and click the Parental Controls link on the sub-menu.  The Firewall - Parental Controls page will appear.

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  9. Under the Time Zone section, click the Current Time Zone drop-down menu and select the current time zone.
     
  10. Select Yes for Automatically adjust for Daylight Saving Time option.
     
  11. Click the Apply button. 

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  12. Click the Create button above the Display Filters heading.

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  13. Enter a description of the client device in the Description field.
     
  14. Enter the MAC Address of the client device to block in the MAC Address field.
     
  15. Enter the website to be blocked (e.g. blockme.com).

    NOTE: For adding multiple URLs use a semicolon and a space after each URL (e.g. blockme.com; blockURL.com).

     
  16. Select EveryDay to block Internet access every day of the week, or select the desired day(s) to block.
     
  17. Select All day to block Internet access all the time or enter the specific start and end time into the hours (hour) and minutes (min) fields.

    NOTE 1: Check marking All day overwrites the Start and End time.  

    NOTE 2: Entry must be two digits (e.g. 07, 12) in the hours (hour) and minutes (min) fields.

     
  18. Click the Allow/Block drop-down menu and select Block.
     
  19. Click the Enabled drop-down menu and select On.
     
  20. Click the Apply button.

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  21. The Firewall - Parental Controls page will now appear, and will display a filtering entry.

    NOTE 1: Repeat steps 12 - 20 for any additional entry.

    NOTE 2: For the settings to take effect, the web browser(s) on the device(s) will need to be closed and reopened.

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Removing a Website Restriction Entry
  1. Launch a Firefox or Safari browser.  Enter http://192.168.0.1 into the address box, and press the Enter key.  

    NOTEA browser message on Chrome, Edge, Firefox, and Opera, may appear when accessing the Web Manager.  The message includes 192.168.01 uses an unsupported protocol and ERR_SSL_VERSION_OR_CIPHER_MISMATCH.  The Web Manager uses an earlier version of the TLS protocol and does not match the version allowed by the web browser.  Safari browsers on Apple PC and mobile devices are not impacted.  The workaround to access the Web Manager with a PC is to use the Firefox browser and set the TLS version to 1.  For workaround instructions refer to article # 19435 - 192.168.0.1 uses an unsupported protocol
     
  2. A security or private risk alert may appear on the web browser advising users to proceed with caution when accessing the Web Manager.  There is no risk in proceeding to the Web Manager.  For instructions to bypass the alert screen, refer to article # 18181 - Alert Message for Web Manager Access.
     
  3. On the Login page, enter admin or a customized username in the Username field.
     
  4. Enter password or a customized password in the Password field.

    NOTE: On later versions of the SBG6580-2, the Wi-Fi Security Key is used as the default admin password printed on the bottom white label.  For assistance with Web Manager Access, refer to article # 18752 – SBG6580-2: Web Manager Access.


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  5. Click the Login button.  The Home page will appear.

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  6. On the Home page, click on Parental Controls.  The Firewall - Parental Controls page will appear.

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  7. On the Firewall - Parental Controls page, find the desired entry to remove and click the Remove button.

    NOTE: For the settings to take effect, the web browser(s) on the device(s) will need to be closed and re-opened.


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