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ForzaNapoliForzaNapoli Posts: 3 Spectator
edited August 2022 in Spectrum Archives: 2020 - Present Oct 19, 2020

Hi Everyone, we've searched high and low. Wondering if there is there a way to block certain URLs from our Spectrum router/modem? YouTube for example during the kids remote school work.



  • Community_HelpCommunity_Help Posts: 25 Moderator
    Oct 19, 2020

    At this time there is no way to restrict certain websites. You have the option to create a Pause Schedule that will stop all Internet access.

  • James_MJames_M Posts: 3,953 ADMIN
    edited October 2020 Oct 19, 2020


    In addition to above, if you have your own router, you can set up a whitelist of allowed URL's. This is also easier than blocking every website that is not allowed.

    Alternately, you can also block restricted websites at the device level. On windows, start by going to Internet Options -> Privacy.

  • ForzaNapoliForzaNapoli Posts: 3 Spectator
    Oct 19, 2020

    Thanks guys! The kids are on Macs and both our equipment is Spectrums MTA/Modem Hitron and Sagemcom Router. So you're saying that we can't restrict from either?

  • James_MJames_M Posts: 3,953 ADMIN
    edited October 2020 Oct 19, 2020

    You would need you have your own router to set controls on that level. For Mac devices, there are parental controls, but I am not familiar with how to set them up. A web search for parental controls on the specific Mac device and OS they are using should give you the results needed to accomplish the website restrictions.

  • ForzaNapoliForzaNapoli Posts: 3 Spectator
    Oct 19, 2020

    @James_M okay cool! Thanks for this! I'm familiar with Parental Controls on the Mac. I'll take a peek.

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