Block website or address

I am trying to block access to
https://www.freesteam.org/Echo419/PHPP/

I use OpenDNS and have added freesteam.org
I use IE Tools | Options | Security | Restricted sites and added https:\\www.freesteam.org

Is there anyway to block access to this site.  From this site you can go anywhere and thus OpenDNS and the IE tools are worthless.
Sheldon LivingstonConsultantAsked:
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saku99Commented:
you can block the IP address on your firewall
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Sheldon LivingstonConsultantAuthor Commented:
We use a Linksys... Tried that too.
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saku99Commented:
well if you block the IP address on the firewall it should be all you need. When you said you tried that, it still allowed you to connect.

Just looking up www.freesteam.org it's IP is 67.159.0.66, block it and see if you can still ping it from inside.

If you but a block on your linksys and it's still getting through then it sounds like a bug in the firewall, try upgrading the firmware.

Also remember that even though you block it IP address DNS will still resolve but that's ok you will still be blocking access to the site.
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jmh6182Commented:
You could block that or any website by editing the Host file. It is located at
%systemroot%\system32\drivers\etc\  you can open it with notepad. At the bottom of the file you will see
#This is an example of the hosts file
127.0.0.1  localhost loopback


all you need to do is add
127.0.0.1 www.freesteam.org
127.0.0.1 freesteam.org


http://www.mvps.org/winhelp2002/hosts.htm
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hosts_file
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jimmmgCommented:
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dttauzin1Commented:
open the command prompt. type ping www.freesteam.org tis will give you the ip address(es). use those instead of the website url.
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