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Configure Internet Access Policy on the RV132W or the RV134W VPN Router

Objective

The RV132W and RV134W VPN Routers provide business class Digital Subscriber Line (DSL) connectivity for Small Office Home Office (SOHO), small businesses, as well as remote professionals. It also offers several methods of blocking the Internet, whether from the network or from specific endpoints in the network. This can be done by using keywords that are found in the name of the site.

For example, to block Facebook, you can configure the router to prevent specific, or all endpoints from accessing Facebook. This is typically done as a security measure to prevent users from accessing unauthorized websites.

This article aims to show you how to configure Internet access policy on the RV Series Router.

Applicable Devices

  • RV132W
  • RV134W

Software Version

  • 1.0.0.17 — RV132W
  • 1.0.0.24 — RV134W

Configure Internet Access Policy

Step 1. Log in to the web-based utility and choose Firewall > Internet Access Policy.

Step 2. Click Add Row.

Step 3. Check the Enable Status check box.

Step 4. Enter a policy name in the Enter Policy Name field.

Note: In this example, the policy name is Example Policy.

Step 5. From the Action drop-down list, choose the type of access restriction you need.

The options are:

  • Always block — This option blocks Internet traffic to and from all endpoints. If you need to allow specific endpoints to receive Internet traffic, proceed to Step 7.
  • Always allow — This option allows Internet traffic to and from all endpoints. This can be configured to block specific endpoints from Internet traffic. Skip to Step 7 to learn how to do this. You can also filter traffic from certain websites. Skip to Step 10.
  • Block by schedule — This option blocks Internet traffic based on a schedule. For example, you can block Internet traffic on business hours, but allow it afterwards.
  • Allow by schedule — This option allows Internet traffic based on a schedule.

Note: In this example, Always block is chosen.

Step 6. Choose a schedule from the drop-down list. In this case, Sample is the only schedule so no other options are shown.

Step 7. (Optional) Under the Apply Access Policy to the PCs area, click Add Row to apply the access policy to the computers to allow or block traffic coming from specific devices.

Step 8. Choose the address type from the Type drop-down menu. The options are:

  • MAC Address — Choose this option to apply the Internet Access Policy to a computer. Enter the Media Access Control (MAC) Address of the computer you want to apply the policy to in the Value field.
  • IP Address — Choose this option to apply the Internet Access Policy to a host using a specific IP address. Enter the IP address of the host you want to apply the policy to in the Value field.
  • IP Range — Choose this option to apply the Internet Access Policy to hosts on an IP address range. Enter the start IP address and the end IP address in the IP Range field.

Note: In this example, IP Range is chosen.

Step 9. Enter the start IP address and the end IP address in the Value field.

Note: In this example, the start IP address is 192.168.100.111, and the end IP address is 192.168.100.120.

Step 10. Click Add Row under Website URL & Keyword.

Step 11. Choose the parameter type to be blocked. The options are:

  • Domain Name — Choose this option to apply the policy on a chosen domain name.
  • URL Address — Choose this option to apply the policy on a chosen URL address.
  • Keyword — Choose this option to apply the policy on a chosen keyword.

Note: In this example, Domain Name is chosen.

Step 12. Enter the domain name in the Value field.

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

Step 13. Click Save.

Configure Schedule Management

Schedule Management activates Internet Access Policies and Access Rules.

Step 1. Choose Firewall > Schedule Management.

Step 2. Click Add Row.

Step 3. Enter a name for the schedule in the Name field.

Note: In this example, the name is Sample2.

Step 4. From the Scheduled Days drop-down menu, choose the days to activate the policy. The options are:

  • All Days — This option activates the policy on each day of the week.
  • Specific Days — This option allows you to choose days to activate the policy.

Note: In this example, All Days is chosen. If you have chosen Specific Days, the check box per day will be clickable.

Step 5. From the Scheduled Time of Day drop-down menu, choose the time to activate the policy. The options are:

  • All Times — The policy is active at all times on the specified days.
  • Specific Times — This option allows you to choose the Start Time and End Time to refine the imposition of the policy.

Note: In this example, All Times is chosen. If you have chosen Specific Times, the Start time and End time settings can be edited.

Step 6. Click Save.

You should now have configured schedule management for Internet Access Rules on your router.

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Last update:
‎04-10-2017 10:59 PM