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Desi73
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Re: how do I block Discord from my home hub ?

I would also like to know how discord can be blocked.

Replying with: "Use BT Parental Controls", is about as useful as a chocolate teapot!
You might as well saved your energy typing and not replied!

The BT filtering page only lets you add sites with the following formats:   www. or http://
Discord uses https:// and so cannot be added.

Discord is blocked we using "strict" filtering, but I dont want this blanket blocking **bleep**, just specifically discord.

Also, on a side note. Another painful issue is that turning on parental controls effects all devices!
Its for kids devices only, you should be able to apply parental controls to specific devices only.
Or add specific devices to a bypass list, I dont need filtering on my phone or PC. 
If anyone know how to do this, the information would be greatfully recieved.

I have investigated a little and looks like you can only block one server at a time, which is useless.
There may be a way to do it in port forwarding, but I havent looked into it.

Please could someone offer some specific details on how to block discord.  Or just point me in the right direction.

If it simply cannot be done, please advise.

Cheers,
Des.

 

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Re: how do I block Discord from my home hub ?

The domain is the same, whether its http  or https, so if you block the discord domains, that should be fine.

discordapp.com

discord.com

discord.co

discord.gg

dis.gd

There is no option on the BT network based parental controls, or the home hub, to specify devices, as it simply intercepts DNS requests.

The only way you would be able to block websites to specific devices, would be to use a third party router like the TP Link W9970 which has the option to setup firewall rules to block domains to specific devices.

There may be other third party routers which also have this feature.

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Desi73
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Re: how do I block Discord from my home hub ?

Thank you for the info.

My opinion of the smart hub is going down hill fast the more I look into configuring it.
I used to have a nighthawk R7000 before with virgin (cable), but just moved and finding out the limitations of the BT Smart Hub before going 3rd party again.
(Virgin dont do this area, and BT have the monopoly providing FTTP.  Speeds are good, but inconsistant).  

Once again, thank for the info.

Cheers,
Des.

 

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Re: how do I block Discord from my home hub ?

If you are on FTTP, you can use the Netgear R7000 if you still have it?

The only issue could be, if you have BT YouView.

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Desi73
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Re: how do I block Discord from my home hub ?

You beauty Keith!

I have been looking but not really had the time to see if I can use the old netgear.

I still have the R7000, so I will defo find it and have a play as I do have FTTP!  Modem is inside the hallway cupboard, so I just need to plug the netgear in instead of the bt hub.

Cheers,

Des.

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