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Anyone Successfully Use the URL Blocking Parental Control available on the RAC2V1A Router?

mrtw99mrtw99 Posts: 3
in Connectivity Oct 29, 2018

I have it set up to block a certain web site on a certain computer but it seems to have no effect. Going to the web site on the designated computer works just fine. Screenshot of configuration attached


I've tried many variants of the url, with and without the 'www' and 'http' and 'https'. None of them seem to work. The devices I'm blocking are chromebooks, so they only have a single wireless MAC address. The attached devices list on the router matches this. It just seems like a feature exists on the router but doesn't actually work. I was just hoping to see if anyone else had gotten it to work successfully before I tear my hair out on something that might not actually be  implemented.



  • dstoffadstoffa Posts: 989 ✭✭✭✭
    Oct 29, 2018

    Can you block the site for all clients on your LAN?  This would tell is if it's the site address or something particular to a specific client.

  • mrtw99mrtw99 Posts: 3
    Oct 30, 2018

    So I set up two new rules, keeping youtube for one using alterslash.org for another as its a simpler site and I figure has less IP's associated with it.  I set it up to block on all devices on the network.  I used the url with and without the http:// in front.  Net result is that every computer can access the site no matter what I do.  I made sure to flush the DNS cache of the sites between attempts also.  


    If anyone can confirm this actually works I'd appreciate it.  It just seems to do nothing for me.

  • dstoffadstoffa Posts: 989 ✭✭✭✭
    Oct 30, 2018

    Are you specifying days of the week and times?  I am unsure if leaving those values blank implies blocking 24/7.


    Is this the router you are using?


  • mrtw99mrtw99 Posts: 3
    Oct 30, 2018

    When I click the "EveryDay" box is greys out the rest of the days.  And when I check the "all day" box it removes a section where time would be available.  I can try simply checking every single day and see if that helps.  Will try it tonight.   


    That is the router I'm using.  Its  one of the new Wave 2 Routers that Spectrum is using. The 'A' model is manufactured by Arris and there are two more models that are almost identical made by Sagemcom RAC2V1S and RAC2V1K made by Askey. Oddly enough if you look at the manuals only the "A" model has this url blocking feature by MAC address. the other two will only allow you to block a site for all attached devices.  The manuals for all three are here -> »www.timewarnercable.com/ ··· als.html

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