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Blocking Skype

by PudgyOne / March 31, 2008 10:17 PM PDT

Daughter stay up at might on skype. Hard to block.

Is it possible to block Skype using my Netgear WGR614v6 router?

Any and all keywords? Ports?



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Yep, with a but. . .
by Coryphaeus / April 1, 2008 8:44 AM PDT
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Access the router's setup and create an outbound filter. You can designate specific IP blocking and/or limit it to specific times of the day. Also set up the router access with a password so she can't enter the router setup. The down side here is if she presses the router setup button, the access password is reset to default and all filters are gone. You need to make sure the router is secure, as in somewhere she cannot get to it physically.

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How do I find the ip address
by PudgyOne / April 1, 2008 8:47 AM PDT
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of Skype, which I want to block. No fear about the router, it's protected and in a hard to get to place.


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You can enter. . .
by Coryphaeus / April 1, 2008 10:14 AM PDT
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I have tried keywork blocking
by PudgyOne / April 1, 2008 10:31 AM PDT
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If they are logged in before the timer comes on, then it does NOT disconnect. I just tried blocking ports 80 and 443.

Keywords used so far,

These seem to work if the person isn't logged in when the timer to block per schedule comes on. If person is logged in, then it doesn't work. Not sure about the ports yet. Just added them today.

Just trying to shut down all messaging at a decent time. Allowed during the day and weekends.


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Blocking those 2 ports did NOT work.
by PudgyOne / April 1, 2008 10:58 AM PDT
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More suggestions.


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Sorry. . .
by Coryphaeus / April 1, 2008 11:38 AM PDT

I just know what I've read. Since I don't have kids any more (Grown and gone!!), I've never had to test it.

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I have exactly the same problem. I solved it by using OpenDN
by ddr1958austin / March 6, 2016 7:15 AM PST
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I have exactly the same problem. I solved it by using OpenDNS and making it the default domain in my router.. From that point you can simply filter what categories you want blocked including skype

Hint: If you don't want to be filtered like your daughter put the domain from your pc to and 8..8.4.4
These are google DNS servers.

OpenDNS is free

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