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So I am looking to block a few websites from myself. The issue is how.

I need to block these sites, with a password I can give to another person (sister). Though, I can not be locked out of any of my things. Such as, I tried an app for Chrome, which also blocked the uninstall, which is great, but this blocks the extension page, which I need access too. I added websites to my router, but if I give a password that only my sister knows, I lose access to the router as well.

 

So I need my access to these things, but still be 100% blocked from websites. Also, I need to do this for all my computers and devices on my network. I need to also block these sites from my 4G Data mobile connection.

 

I can't seem to find a solution that allows all of this to work?

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If you both share same computer, then use parent control app that has website block.

 

have you tried opendns? that you can add the websites to the block list ...  and other features you may be interested in.

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Share? No, the only thing my sister has to do with this is that she will be keeping the password.

 

I need the websites to be blocked on 2 Windows systems, 1 OSX system, and 1 Android Phone (possibly many more devices later on).

 

Does OpenDNS allow me to block access to it with a password, that does not block me from anything else? And what about my mobile connectioN?

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Share? No, the only thing my sister has to do with this is that she will be keeping the password.

 

I need the websites to be blocked on 2 Windows systems, 1 OSX system, and 1 Android Phone (possibly many more devices later on).

 

Does OpenDNS allow me to block access to it with a password, that does not block me from anything else? And what about my mobile connectioN?

 

Yes OpenDNS allows you to create an account with password so you can block/unblock the websites anytime. Filters included.

 

For mobile connection, check these apps. Or you go to your mobile provider website and block the websites in the mobile settings..

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Nice,

My only concern with that is the speed. Over the years when ever I did tests to see the best DNS for me, OpenDNS was never on the top spot. Though I suppose we are talking very minor differences.

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Nice,

My only concern with that is the speed. Over the years when ever I did tests to see the best DNS for me, OpenDNS was never on the top spot. Though I suppose we are talking very minor differences.

 

You might try GoogleDNS... but not sure they have filter/block settings like OpenDNS does. 

 

I have no problem with OpenDNS on my end.  I have been using this service since they started this service.

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:whistle: Alternatively, you could exercise some self restraint.....

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Just realized that OpenDNS requires me to enter the IP address within the router, which I could just turn off :(

 

I have none, why else would I do this lol

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Just realized that OpenDNS requires me to enter the IP address within the router, which I could just turn off :(

 

I have none, why else would I do this lol

 

IP address is required for network filtering/blocking ... so you can block whatever the sites you want and everyone on the PCs can not visit the sites you provided in the settings...  that way you don't have to make some changes each device each time.

 

For example:

 

Parental control app on each PC that you will have to make some changes on each PC based on your family member.

 

or

 

OpenDNS: you make some changes at once, the websites are blocked on all devices available that are connected to same network based on the IP address.

 

And if you do not have static IP address, then you will need the updater client which sits in the tray... once you get a new IP address, the updater will send the new IP address to the server on your account for you (automatically or manually).

 

 

Get the idea?

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I know how it works lol

I am just saying, now I can go into the router and clear those IPs, and then I can access those sites. So it does not really help. Now do I have that little of self control,I dunno.

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I know how it works lol

I am just saying, now I can go into the router and clear those IPs, and then I can access those sites. So it does not really help. Now do I have that little of self control,I dunno.

 

So change the password on your router and ensure that only your sister has the new password, not yourself? Additionally change the internet access password that you set in the router (the one for authentication with your isp), and ensure that only your sister has that. Thus, you can not login to the router and change the DNS settings, and similarly if you try to reset the router config by using the reset button (presuming it has one) allowing you to completely reconfigure it from scratch through the default router password, you won;t be able to get it to connect to your ISP.

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So you want a way to blocking you from going to say domainx.com, not only on your pc but your phone.. And you want this method also to prevent any sort of circumvention on your part while maintaining your admin status on all your devices?

Yeah that doesn't exist - other than simple self control.. Its real freaking simple - don't go to domainx.com

edit: changing router password, he could just reset it. Don't forget you would also have to block all access to other dns at the router, or he could just change his machine to use other than opendns or his router.

you won;t be able to get it to connect to your ISP - why is that.. That would be the case if he was on PPPoE sort of connection. But my router requires no auth to the isp, just on cable.

Man up and use some self control for gosh sake..

What keeps him from slapping his sister up side the head and saying I don't care what I said before, give me the password ;)

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So change the password on your router and ensure that only your sister has the new password, not yourself?

That won't work though because he still wants to be able to access the router.

The problem that you have, bman, is that you know more than the average user about technology and you still want access to various areas. By having access to those areas, you have the ability to disable anything that is offered as a solution.

Your only real option without locking yourself out of the areas that you still want to access will be to exercise some self restraint, from what I can see.

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Here is the thing, all that will happen is vs spending time on domainx.com, he will not just devote his time to circumvention of the controls put in place. There is no way to solve this sort of issue while you have access or control over the devices that provide you the access other than self control.

Lets say you put in perfect no way to access - what keeps you from using non controlled device or internet access.

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See I understand this isn't exactly possible, so thank you for the information.

But saying have some self control is so bloody annoying. If I had self control over certain things, then I wouldn't have a problem would I? Just because your able to control yourself and be awesome, does not mean everyone has that ability. Or if they do, its extremely hard for them. Yes, I understand this is the solution, self control, but I need help, which is why I asked.

 

I guess I will have to give up control of my router, and hope I don't just reset it, I don't think I am that crazy lol Of course, the issue is my sister does not live with me, so if I have to do some other kind of changes/work, I have to wait for her to come over (which is a problem for her) to change it.

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So you want a way to blocking you from going to say domainx.com, not only on your pc but your phone.. And you want this method also to prevent any sort of circumvention on your part while maintaining your admin status on all your devices?

Yeah that doesn't exist - other than simple self control.. Its real freaking simple - don't go to domainx.com

edit: changing router password, he could just reset it. Don't forget you would also have to block all access to other dns at the router, or he could just change his machine to use other than opendns or his router.

you won;t be able to get it to connect to your ISP - why is that.. That would be the case if he was on PPPoE sort of connection. But my router requires no auth to the isp, just on cable.

Man up and use some self control for gosh sake..

What keeps him from slapping his sister up side the head and saying I don't care what I said before, give me the password wink.png

 

Ah, I've got a PPPoE connection here, so an ISP auth password is needed; I didn't realise a cable type connection did not require this.

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Man up, it's only the internet.

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See I understand this isn't exactly possible, so thank you for the information.

But saying have some self control is so bloody annoying. If I had self control over certain things, then I wouldn't have a problem would I? Just because your able to control yourself and be awesome, does not mean everyone has that ability. Or if they do, its extremely hard for them. Yes, I understand this is the solution, self control, but I need help, which is why I asked.

 

I guess I will have to give up control of my router, and hope I don't just reset it, I don't think I am that crazy lol Of course, the issue is my sister does not live with me, so if I have to do some other kind of changes/work, I have to wait for her to come over (which is a problem for her) to change it.

 

If she does not live with you, then why you want to block or filter something? You have the trust problem with her?   I thought you want to block something so someone in your household can not access the sites.. 

 

Be a man and sit down with her and discuss about the rules about sites and all.

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then you really shouldn't have admin access over anything as you will find ways around it. 

 

It is like giving an alcoholic, while he knows he is an alcoholic and he needs to stop, a bottle and telling him not to open it.  You have the bottle in your hands, metaphorically, as  you have administrative control over everything in your possession.  You can put the bottle under a pillow (hide or disable whatever sites), but you know it is there and how to lift the pillow (circumvent the disabling of the sites) to be able to gain access to the bottle. 

 

You need to go to an aa meeting..the first step is to admit you have a problem. 

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I do not get what is so complicated?

 

I am trying to block myself, my sister was talked about as she would be the one holding the passwords, that is all.

 

I am blocking food delivery sites, I am fat and have a bad habit of eating only crap. This is what I am trying to block.

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I do not get what is so complicated?

 

I am trying to block myself, my sister was talked about as she would be the one holding the passwords, that is all.

 

I am blocking food delivery sites, I am fat and have a bad habit of eating only crap. This is what I am trying to block.

 

Then I suggest that you go to therapy/rehab for that.

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See I understand this isn't exactly possible, so thank you for the information.

But saying have some self control is so bloody annoying. If I had self control over certain things, then I wouldn't have a problem would I? Just because your able to control yourself and be awesome, does not mean everyone has that ability. Or if they do, its extremely hard for them. Yes, I understand this is the solution, self control, but I need help, which is why I asked.

I think you've misunderstood why we're saying "self control" as an answer. You might think that it's an annoying answer to hear, but if someone asks "what is 2+2?" you're not going to tell them that the answer is 5 just because they don't want to hear "4."

Simply put, there doesn't appear to be anything available that will definitely keep you away from the websites you want to block. The solutions that have been offered will either cause issues for other people/devices, or you will be able to defeat them if you can't stop yourself from trying to access the websites.

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