RV042 not blocking forbidden domains

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Mar 19th, 2010

Hello all!

I recently tried to use the RV042 to block domains. It is not working, I can still access all the domains that I have blocked.

My firmware is current so other than that I am not sure what the problem could be. The user guide is very vague, no specific instructions on how to use the feature, just to use it.

Is there a specific format that the domains have to be entered in? I did a copy/paste of the pages I wanted to block, yet they all still appear as I have done nothing.

Any help would be appreciated!



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sexygeek427 Fri, 03/19/2010 - 07:30

Thank you for replying so quickly! :)

But no, I am not using that. I am using the Content Filter in the router itself. (Firewall->Content Filter->Forbidden Domains). I have the "Block Forbidden Domains" box checked, and I have three web addresses in the box below. But it's still not working?

Thank you!


Darren DeCroock Fri, 03/19/2010 - 07:40

What are you putting in for the forbidden domain???


For that address, just enter "espn"...  Remove the www, and .com.  See if that helps.

Thank you,


sexygeek427 Fri, 03/19/2010 - 07:58

I will try that and see if it works. However, I am looking only to block certain pages on some sites. Is this possible?

I have searched and searched for further documentation on this and I can't find anything so any specific information on how this feature works would be greatly appreciated!

Thank you!


sexygeek427 Fri, 03/19/2010 - 08:01


Using just the words did work. The domain is now blocked completely.

However, please let me know if there is a way to only block certain pages. Or, if the Trend Micro product is the way to go with accomplishing this.

Thank you!


Brian Bergin Fri, 03/19/2010 - 19:00

I am looking only to block certain pages on some sites. Is this possible?

No, you can only block domains, like somebogussite.com and you cannot block SSL sites, which I personally think is a serious defect in the design.  All a porn site has to do to get around Cisco's filter technology is buy a $29.95 SSL cert from GoDaddy.  Nice.