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Configure Content Filtering on the RV34x Series Router

Objective

Content filtering is a feature on the RV34x Series Router that can enhance an already secured network and promote productivity in the workplace by blocking or allowing websites or domains and keywords at certain times.

This article aims to show you how to configure and manage Content Filtering on the RV34x Series Routers.

Applicable Devices

  • RV34x Series

Software Version

  • 1.0.00.33

Configure Content Filtering

Create a Content Filter

Step 1. Log in to the web-based utility and choose Security > Content Filtering.

Step 2. Check the Enable Content Filtering check box to activate content filtering. This is disabled by default.

Step 3. (Optional) If Web Filtering is enabled on your router, it will be disabled the moment you enable Content Filtering. A notification will appear to inform you that Web Filtering has been disabled and that the two features cannot be enabled simultaneously. Click Apply to proceed with the configuration.

Step 4. Click a radio button to either Allow or Block incoming traffic on the network based on domain name or keyword.

  • Block Matching URLs — Enter a specific domain name or keyword to be blocked or denied.
  • Allow Only Matching URLs — Enter a specific domain name or keyword to be allowed or bypassed.

Note: For this example, Block Matching URLs is chosen.

Step 5. Under the Filter by Domain area, click on Add to specify a domain name and time you want to block it.

Step 6. To filter traffic by domain, enter a domain name or URL in the Domain Name field to deny traffic from a specific website or domain. There is no limit to the number of domains you can block.

Note: In this example, www.facebook.com is used.

Step 7. From the Schedule drop-down list, select a schedule which the policy should be set. The options may vary according to previously defined schedules. To configure a schedule, go to System Configuration > Schedules or you may click here for more details.

Note: For this example, the schedule is set to be Always on.

Step 8. Under the Filter by Keyword area, click on Add to specify a keyword name and time you want to block it.

Step 9. To filter traffic by keyword, enter a keyword name in the Keyword Name field. There is no limit to the number of keywords you can block.

Note: For this example, Gaming is used.

Step 10. From the Schedule drop-down list, select a schedule which the policy should be set. The options may vary according to previously defined schedules.

Note: For this example, the schedule is set to be Always on.

Step 11. Click on Apply to save the settings.

Step 12. (Optional) To save the configuration permanently, go to the Copy/Save Configuration page or click the icon at the upper portion of the page.

You should now have successfully created a content filter on your RV34x Series Router.

Modify a Content Filter

Step 1. To modify an existing filter, check the check box of the filter you want to edit.

Note: For this example, the keyword filter Gaming is used.

Step 2. Click Edit.

Step 3. Modify the keyword and/or schedule.

Note: For this example, the schedule is modified to be activated during WORKHOURS.

Step 4. Click Apply.

Step 5. (Optional) To save the configuration permanently, go to the Copy/Save Configuration page or click the icon at the upper portion of the page.

You should now have successfully modified a content filter.

Delete a Content Filter

Step 1. To delete an existing filter, check the check box of the filter you want to delete.

Note: For this example, the keyword filter Gaming is used.

Step 2. Click Delete.

Step 3. Click Apply.

Step 4. (Optional) To save the configuration permanently, go to the Copy/Save Configuration page or click the icon at the upper portion of the page.

You should now have successfully deleted a content filter.

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