content filtering with a router

Discussion in 'Windows Desktop Systems' started by muzikool, May 15, 2004.

  1. muzikool

    muzikool Act your wage. Political User

    My basic question is this: are there any routers (wireless or not) that effectively filter content? I'm wanting to educate myself more on the subject because I expect to have clients who need information on content filtering. I have looked on the websites of Linksys and Netgear, but haven't found much information. I did find one Linsys router that had content filtering, but it only had fields for 4 URLs and 6 keywords... which pretty much sucks.

    If there aren't any effective routers and software is the best solution at this point, then what is best? I've found a HOSTS file with some 20,000+ URLs blacklisted, but it's tough to constantly find an updated list and manually update it on your system. Plus, this needs to be simple enough for the average user.

    Thanks for any feedback. :)
  2. Mainframeguy

    Mainframeguy Debiant by way of Ubuntu Folding Team

    London, UK
    actually was my 2 y/o daughter trying to set an all time thread spamming record with three posts inside ten seconds - luckily vB stopped her making more than one...

    OT - Hey EP could you validate to stop blank posts?

    Back to routers - they can be firewall routers and surely these are the ones that allow content filtering? I am only familiar with the basic, but can see there could be a market for them where you cannot afford a server and wish to filter content, probably quite a big market eventually as domestic take up routers because they truly are far preferable to modems... So I will watch thread with interest, (my daughter showing discrimination already! ;) )
  3. ming

    ming OSNN Advanced

    lol.. is it me of did Mainframeguy post a blank reply?? lol :p
  4. NetRyder

    NetRyder Tech Junkie Folding Team

    New York City
    Looks to me like he did. [​IMG]
  5. LeeJend

    LeeJend Moderator

    Fort Worth, TX
    Dlink has some that are excellent. They have word filters built in, parental controls etc. Friend of mine is driving his kids nuts with one. They have to have him disable the filters to do homework projects on some subjects.
  6. Henyman

    Henyman Secret Goat Fetish Political User

    yeah i just looked @ my linksys and it only has room for 4 urls + 6 keywords :( but it has plenty of room for ports such as ftp??? :p