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internet filter question
« on: December 13, 2018, 09:09:51 PM »
what is the name of the thing that you can use to control content coming into every device in your home?  Its not a program like Covenant Eyes, its something else...
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Re: internet filter question
« Reply #1 on: December 14, 2018, 05:57:44 AM »
Perhaps setting up some kind of router filter? The router is the device that controls your home wifi.

https://www.howtogeek.com/167545/4-ways-to-set-up-parental-controls-on-your-home-network/

There's this... https://cleanrouter.com/

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Re: internet filter question
« Reply #2 on: December 14, 2018, 08:09:39 AM »
Perhaps setting up some kind of router filter? The router is the device that controls your home wifi.

https://www.howtogeek.com/167545/4-ways-to-set-up-parental-controls-on-your-home-network/

There's this... https://cleanrouter.com/

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yes, this is the word I was searching my brain for.  Thank you so much.
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Re: internet filter question
« Reply #3 on: December 14, 2018, 09:20:51 AM »
Most ISP-provided home router filters are URL(website) specific rather than true content filtering.

Translation: you can only block specific sites.

Any content filter will have a database of sites that are pre-classified, usually, and you choose what content to block based on pre-defined criteria.

The usual method is probably going to be software as a service (SaaS). Some dedicated after market home routers include more features, though you’re likely looking at the SaaS method as a subscription add-on.

There is the option of OpenDNS.

This article delves into various options as of its writing:
http://www.practicallynetworked.com/security/protect-your-home-network-with-dns-filtering.htm

OpenDNS has a few free options. Their VIP is $20/yr.

https://www.opendns.com/home-internet-security/

Here’s some other options:
https://www.pcmag.com/article2/0,2817,2346997,00.asp

Keep in mind that if a site is not classified and the app allows it through, things embedded on the site could display depending on coding. As such, this style of app should be used in conjunction with an image blocker.

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