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home hub 2 - how to block msn

hello all,

could anyone tell me how to block msn using settings within the home hub 2?

 

my daughter spends too long on msn while pretending to do research for her homework.

i only want to block msn and not anything else.

 

I know it can be done using soft firewalls such as BT netprotect, but i would like to do it ad-hoc via my personal laptop.

 

please help??

 

all the best

michael

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hotlips020202
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Re: home hub 2 - how to block msn

you would need to block the ports that msn uses. although i dont have any idea how to do it with the HH2.

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Re: home hub 2 - how to block msn

hiya hotlips,

thanks for replying.

 

I realise that port numbers 1863 or 443 pertains to MSN, but i cant for the life of me find how to block these via the HH. 😞

 

Michael

 

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PheeragHfre
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Re: home hub 2 - how to block msn

 


@michael-edwards wrote:

hiya hotlips,

thanks for replying.

 

I realise that port numbers 1863 or 443 pertains to MSN, but i cant for the life of me find how to block these via the HH. 😞

 

Michael

 


 

Take a look at this thread, but I'm afraid it's not much help Smiley Sad

http://community.bt.com/t5/BB-in-Home/blocking-a-website/td-p/24806

 

The latest Homehub 2 does not seem to be configurable in the way you require.

"I have this awful feeling someone is watching every move I make (one of my pet hates is router location tagging)." Marvin (A paranoid Android)
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Re: home hub 2 - how to block msn

Thanks for the reply PheeragHfre,

 

It seems that i need to either talk to my daughter (ha ha) or get some sort of extra router.......

 

Unless someone else knows better????

 

🙂

PheeragHfre
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@michael-edwards wrote:

Thanks for the reply PheeragHfre,

 

It seems that i need to either talk to my daughter (ha ha) or get some sort of extra router.......

 

Unless someone else knows better????

 

🙂


I hope your first option works, it is likely to be more productive in the long run. Smiley Wink

 

"I have this awful feeling someone is watching every move I make (one of my pet hates is router location tagging)." Marvin (A paranoid Android)
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Re: home hub 2 - how to block msn

As already mentioned it's not possible on the hub. However depending on the the antivirus software installed on the PC, msn can be blocked. Some if not all av programs have parental controls, which you set up (including the parental password!!) and this should stop your daughter from turning it off and gaining access to the web site.

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Re: home hub 2 - how to block msn

Try this: Go to the help files on your computer and type in " Content Advisor,"

 

You should see the below and other sections you can go to,

 

Using Content Advisor to help block inappropriate web content

The Internet is a great resource for children, offering a wealth of information and experiences. However, it can also expose children to information that might not be appropriate for them.

Content Advisor allows you to control the types of Internet content that can be viewed on your computer. Depending on how you configure it, Content Advisor uses ratings that websites voluntarily provide to block or allow certain content. Because not all websites are rated, unrated websites are automatically blocked (but you can choose to allow them). Once you've adjusted the settings and turn Content Advisor on, it checks websites as you visit them.

To use Content Advisor, you first need to create the supervisor password, and then you can specify the filters and rules you want applied to your children's web use. To change settings, you'll need to log in with the supervisor password before you can make changes. The following procedures describe how to create or change your supervisor password, and how to make specific changes to control Internet use.

Show contentHide content To create or change the supervisor password in Content Advisor 

Setting a supervisor password allows you to prevent others from changing settings in Content Advisor.

  • Click to open Internet Explorer.

  • Click the Tools button, and then click Internet Options.

  • Click the Content tab, and then, under Content Advisor, do one of the following:

    • If this is your first time using Content Advisor, click Enable. Administrator permission required If you're prompted for an administrator password or confirmation, type the password or provide confirmation.

    • If you've previously enabled Content Advisor, click Settings, type your password, and then click OK. Administrator permission required If you're prompted for an administrator password or confirmation, type the password or provide confirmation.

  • In the Content Advisor dialog box, click the General tab, and then do one of the following:

    • Click Create password, and then type a password and password hint. You will use this to change settings and override blocked websites. Click OK.

    • Click Change password, type your old password, and then type your new password and new password hint. Click OK.

  • Click OK to save your password and exit. Once your password is set, you should write it down and store it in a safe place, since you'll need it to disable or change settings in Content Advisor in the future.

    Notes
    • Once you've initially set a supervisor password, you will always be prompted for that password whenever you enable, disable, or change settings in Content Advisor.

  • Show contentHide content To pick the rating levels that are allowed 

    Content Advisor uses ratings that websites provide to identify potentially offensive content. By default, Internet Explorer is set for the strongest (or most inoffensive) level of ratings.

  • Click to open Internet Explorer.

  • Click the Tools button, and then click Internet Options.

  • Click the Content tab, and then, under Content Advisor, click Settings. Administrator permission required If you're prompted for an administrator password or confirmation, type the password or provide confirmation.

  • In the Supervisor Password Required dialog box, type your password, and then click OK.

  • Click the Ratings tab, select the category in the Select a category to view the ratings level list, and then move the slider to adjust the level.

  • When you've set a level for each category, click Apply, and then click OK.

  • Show contentHide content To block or allow specific websites 

    If there are specific websites that you want to explicitly block or allow, follow these steps. This setting overrides any ratings the site may have.

  • Click to open Internet Explorer.

  • Click the Tools button, and then click Internet Options.

  • Click the Content tab, and then, under Content Advisor, click Settings. Administrator permission required If you're prompted for an administrator password or confirmation, type the password or provide confirmation.

  • In the Supervisor Password Required dialog box, type your password, and then click OK.

  • Click the Approved Sites tab.

  • Under Allow this website, type the URL for the site you want to allow or block, and then select Always or Never to allow or block the website.

  • Click Apply to save the settings, and then click OK.

  • Show contentHide content To allow unrated sites 

    By default, content advisor will block unrated websites. To allow unrated sites to be viewed, follow the steps below.

  • Click to open Internet Explorer.

  • Click the Tools button, and then click Internet Options.

  • Click the Content tab, and then, under Content Advisor, click Settings. Administrator permission required If you're prompted for an administrator password or confirmation, type the password or provide confirmation.

  • In the Supervisor Password Required dialog box, type your password, and then click OK.

  • In the Content Advisor dialog box, click the General tab.

  • Under User options, select the Users can see websites that have no rating check box, click OK, and then click OK again.


  • Ray.


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    Message 9 of 10

    Re: home hub 2 - how to block msn

    Hi Ray,

    Thanks for the reply.

    I understand that blocking can be done from the laptop in question (ie my daughters) using various soft means, such as content advisor, soft firewalls etc. But I wanted to perform the the block at anytime from my laptop, on the same network, at any time I deem necessary. But, I dont want to totally block the net to her terminal or put time limits on.

     

    It seems that the only way is to either replace the limited function HH2 or route the signal through another router!

     

    All in all the problem will remain in the household and I will just have to keep an eye on my daughter when she is supposed to doing her net-based homework.

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    OldGold
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    Message 10 of 10

    Re: home hub 2 - how to block msn

    The problem with settings on the Hub, is doing a simple reset of the Hub will revert it back to the default setting and you will be back to square one.


    Ray.


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