There is another checkbox that tells it whether this is the ALLOW list or the DENY list. I've seen too many miss that one.
If you feel this is defective, pack and return.
Apparently there is a HUGE (to me at least) screw up in the DIR-655 firmware (v1.02 on my A2 unit).
Page 39 of the user manual says you simply enter domains or keywords and the filter will block thos websites. Sounds simple enuff to me...same as my old netgear router did....
HOWEVER, in the firmware ADVANCED WEBSITE FiLTER item, it is the exact opposite. You enter the names of the domains you wish to ALLOW and it blocks all others (also requires ACCESS CONTROL to be set up). Who is the IDIOT who implemented "Whitelist" Internet filtering in the firmware ???
Moreso, how did this screw-up get past quality control inside DLink ?
As a parent, being able to block websites inside my router is an important part of keeping my kids safe(r) while they use the net for school work and entertainment. I RELY on my hardware to support my role as parent (and Yes, censor, if need be). This type of stupidity is enuff for me to return the new router to the store as defective.
Dlink Tech Support responded by saying they would suggest the modification of the firmware to allow for both "Blacklist" and "Whitelist" filtering. I am like..DANG...the manual already says one thing...just make the thing work like the manual says it does !!!