The Web Filter service provides you with the possibility to set up lists of wanted or unwanted websites (Blacklists or Whitelists). This chapter is an overview of the Cloud Solutions section for RUT240 routers.
The information in this page is updated in accordance with the RUT2XX_R_00.01.12 firmware version.
The Site Blocking service provides you with the possibility to create a Blacklist or Whitelist that filters out which websites a user on the local network can access.
The figure below is an example of the Site Blocking page and the table below provides information on the fields contained in that page:
Proxy Based Content Blocker works in a similar manner to Site Blocking, except with Content Blocker you have the ability to filter out content with more versatility by using the asterisk (*) symbol instead of different extensions and phrases.
For example, instead of having to block multiple domains like website.com, website.net, website.org you can simply create an entry called website.*, which would block all websites whose names begin with website.
The figure below is an example of the Proxy Based Content Blocker page and the table below provides information on the fields contained in that page:
Users often find that the Web Filter service doesn’t seem to function as expected. In most cases the issue lies not with the fnctionality of Web Filter itself but somewhere else. Here are some steps to ensure you are using/testing Web Filter correctly (applies to both “Site Blocking” and “Proxy Base URL Content Blocker”):
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