Cisco RV042 Website restricting by MAC address

Posted on 2012-08-30
Last Modified: 2012-09-11
Hi All,

We need to restrict certain website within our network and only allow access to these websites to certain users. However I have not yet been able to find such a feature which will allow this within the web interface. The only feature I have found is the under Firewall > Content Filter and enabling Website blocking by keywords but this block the website9s0 for all machines connected to this router. We want to perhaps allow users based on Mac address.

We are curently running Firmware version v4.1.1.01-sp

If anyone knows how to get around this and allow certain users to access restricted websites your suggestions and advise would be greatly appreciated.

Many Thanks,
Question by:Adma1
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    The RV042 does not have that level of control.  It can only block or unblock websites for all users.  It is a common question as frequently "the boss" wants to do something like block all users from Facebook, except them  :-)

    You can block internet access by MAC, but that blocks everything for that PC.

    To do so you will need to add a proxy server which allows for very granular control and monitoring.

    Many folk control web site access by using the DNS services with   The free service works well but blocks for all users, though I have not tried it I am told the paid service allows you some per user control.

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