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An Internet access policy is a set of rules that the owner/manager of a network applies to a few specific computers or a large computer system. These Internet access policies are used to allow or block Internet access to either a group of PCs or specific PCs in order to improve the security of the network.
This article explains how to configure the Internet access policy setting on WRVS4400N Wireless-N Gigabit Security Routers.
Internet Access Policy Configuration
Step 1. Log in to the web configuration utility and choose Firewall > Internet Access Policy. The Internet Access Policy page opens:
Step 2. Choose the desired policy number that you would like to create from the Internet access policy drop-down list. The maximum number of policies that can be created is 10.
Step 3. Click Enable in order to enable the policy .
Step 4. Enter a policy name in the Policy Name field.
Step 5. Click Edit List of PCs to choose the PCs that the policy affects. The List of PCs page opens:
Step 6. (Optional) Enter the MAC address of the computer to which you would like to assign the policy in the MAC field. Use the MAC address when you do not have more than 8 devices and you know what the MAC address of each of the devices is.
Step 7. (Optional) Enter the IP address of the computer which you would like to assign the policy in the IP field. Use the IP address when you do not have more than 6 devices and you know what the IP address of each of the devices is.
Step 8. (Optional) Enter a range of IP addresses for the computers to which you would like to assign the policy in the IP Range field. Use the range of IP addresses when you have more than 6 devices that you want the the Internet policy to affect.
Step 9. Click Save to apply the changes.
Step 10. Click Deny or Allow based on whether you want to deny or block the Internet access for the PCs listed on the List of PCs page.
Step 11. Check the days when the policy must be enforced in the Days field. You can check the option of Everyday or check the days that you would like the policy to enforce.
Step 12. Click 24 Hours to enforce the rule throughout the day or click the other radio button and choose the time range that you would like the policy to be in effect from the drop-down lists.
Step 13. Enter the domain of the website that you would like to block in the Add field.
Step 14. Enter the keywords you wish to block in the Add field. If any of the keywords appear in the URL of a website then access to that site will be blocked.
Note: Only the URL is checked and not the content of the website.
Step 15. Click Save to save all the configuration settings.
Step 16. (Optional) Click Summary and the changes made are displayed in the Internet Policy Summary window.
The Internet Policy window opens.