Regarding Linksys WRVS4400N Wireless-N Gigabit Security Router - VPN V2.0 Internet Policy Settings

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Jul 31st, 2009
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I have Linksys WRVS4400N Wireless-N Gigabit Security Router - VPN V2.0, as I am unable to block websites and keywords in Internet Policy Settings (Features like website blocking by URL Address and website blocking by keyword did not effect in Internet policy settings). Please advise me what to do and give me your valuable suggestions

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daviddun Mon, 08/03/2009 - 05:43
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Good Morning,


Have you looked at the Trend Micro Protectlink software as a possible solution for your problem.  I use it everyday at the house and have great success with filtering traffic.


I have attached a link below for you to take a look at...


Have a great day


http://www.cisco.com/en/US/products/ps9953/index.html

mohammednayeem Tue, 08/04/2009 - 01:43
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Hi David,


Thank you very much for your attention, Is it not possible to block the websites and url's in the existing router configuration instead of using Trend Micro ProtectLink software. If not why this router is having that Internet Policy Settings tab in the existing software configuration. or is there any way to block URL's and keywords. Please advise...


This means the Cisco Linksys forcing to purchase the Trend Micro ProtectLink Security Gateway software which is not fare....not tolerated...




By the way the basic Linksys by cisco model WRT54G router is having the all the stuff to do what ever I need to block websites and Keywords...




Unfortunately I have purchased this Linksys WRVS4400N Wireless-N Gigabit Security Router - VPN V2.0:(


otherwise please look into this and give me your valuable suggestions to resolve this


Have a nice day:)

daviddun Tue, 08/04/2009 - 07:21
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Good Morning,


Yes you can use the url filtering, In my past experience with this I have found using the Trend product is easier to use.  They keep a more up to date list on thier servers.  I would take a second to read up on the Trend product and see what you think..



How many URL Filtering Policies are established at most?



A. The WRVS4400N supports URL Filtering for up to twenty URLs. This type of filtering is based on the actual URL or on key words. You can block more URL’s by category using the Trend Micro ProtectLink service. For more information on ProtectLink, refer to http://www.cisco.com/go/protectlink.

Q. Can I delete URL Filtering Policies?




A. Yes, you can delete any of the URL filters that you have created.




mohammednayeem Wed, 08/05/2009 - 07:00
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Hello David,


What I mean to say is it possible or is there any option to block websites and keywords without using Trend Micro ProtectLink service as the router interface software is already having that feature. We cannot afford as we are are not in the position to buy trend micro protect link service software. Please avdise what to do.


Thanks & Regards

daviddun Wed, 08/05/2009 - 07:28
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Good Morning,


The WRVS4400N is able to support filters by keyword, I was trying to let you know that you are limited to 20 entries.


IT will handle most of the keywords, but it kills all the PC's on the network.


The reason that I like the Trend Micro product is that it is constantly updating the list of bad/inacceptable URL's.


An example of the benefits of the program is you can limit the staff websites to those you fell are acceptable, but the owner of the company can have his PC placed in the approved clients list.


Trend Micro Pricing at last glance is $129 for URL filtering (LBATMPG05)


Here is the screen shot of the interface for the Trend Micro.



Enable URL Filtering
Enable Web Reputation
Web Protection manages and protects employee Internet use by blocking access to non-working-related and malicious Web sites.

More...

URL Filtering
Filter selected categories
URL CategoryFiltering
Business HoursLeisure HoursInstances Blocked
Adult0
Adult/Mature Content0
Pornography0
Sex Education0
Intimate Apparel/Swimsuit0
Nudity0
Alcohol/Tobacco0
Illegal/Questionable0
Illegal Drugs0
Gambling0
Violence/Hate/Racism0
Weapons0
Abortion0
Marijuana0
Business0
Financial Services0
Brokerage/Trading0
Business/Economy0
Computers/Internet0
Infrastructure0
Job Search/Careers0
Shopping0
Auctions0
Real Estate0
Vehicles0
Made for AdSense sites (MFA)0
Computers/Bandwidth0
Internet Radio and TV0
Internet Telephony0
Photo Searches0
Personal Network Storage/File Download Servers0
Peer-to-Peer0
Streaming Media/MP30
Ringtones/Mobile Phone Downloads0
Software Downloads0
Pay to Surf0
Joke Program0
Computers/Harmful0
Proxy Avoidance0
Potentially Malicious Software0
Spyware0
Phishing0
Spam0
Adware0
Virus Accomplice0
Disease Vector0
Cookies0
Dialers0
Hacking0
Password Cracking Applications0
Remote Access Program0
Web Advertisement0
Computers/Communication0
Search Engines/Portals0
Blogs/Web Communications0
Translators (circumvent filtering)0
Chat/Instant Messaging0
Email0
Newsgroups0
Web Hosting0
General0
Education0
Government/Legal0
Military0
Political Parties0
Health0
News/Media0
Reference0
Religion0
For Kids0
Social0
Tasteless0
Recreation/Hobbies0
Entertainment0
Arts0
Cult/Occult0
Cultural Institutions0
Activist Groups0
Games0
Alternative Journals0
Personals/Dating0
Social Networking0
Personal Websites0
Society/Lifestyle0
Gay/Lesbian0
Sport Hunting and Gun Clubs0
Restaurants/Dining/Food0
Sports0
Travel0
Humor/Jokes0

Business Days:
Sun Mon Tue Wed Thu Fri Sat
Business Times:
All day (24 hours)
Specify business hours
     Note: Time not designated as business time will be considered leisure time.
Morning
From:00:0001:0002:0003:0004:0005:0006:0007:0008:0009:0010:0011:0012:00
To:00:0001:0002:0003:0004:0005:0006:0007:0008:0009:0010:0011:0012:00
Afternoon
From:12:0013:0014:0015:0016:0017:0018:0019:0020:0021:0022:0023:00
To:12:0013:0014:0015:0016:0017:0018:0019:0020:0021:0022:0023:00

Web Reputation
Security level:
High Blocks a greater number of Web threats but increases the risk of false
positives.
Medium Blocks most Web threats and does not create too many false positives.
This is the recommended setting.
Low Blocks fewer Web threats but reduces the risk of false positives.

Approved URL
URLs in this list will always be accessible.
Enable Approved URLs list
URLs to approve:

>  "/>

Approved URLs list(Max. 20 URLs)
Example:
'xxx.com' matches 'xxx.com'
and all the URLs that begin with 'xxx.com/'
(Separate multiple entries with semicolons)

Approved Clients
Specify the client IP addresses or IP range to exclude from the URL filtering and
Web Reputation rules.
Enable Approved Clients list
IP addresses/range:

  >  "/>

Approved Clients list(Max. 20 IP addresses)
192.168.100.100
Example:
IP: 10.1.1.1
IP range: 10.1.1.0-10.1.1.10
(Separate multiple entries with semicolons)

URL Overflow Control
Temporarily block URL requests (This is the recommended setting)
Temporarily bypass Trend Micro URL Filtering for requested URLs


akoss1234 Tue, 08/10/2010 - 08:29
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Mohammed, were you able to make your router block any websites?  I've searched all over the site and the web and can't seem to find the answer. I have added a site to the blocked URL list and the policy appears to be setup right. I dont get it


Thanks!

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