How to block select services on your modem

Service blocking allows you to block access to particular internet services on a device connected to your network. The services you can block will depend on the device, but may include some of the following options:
  • Instant messaging
  • FTP
  • Email
  • HTTP
  • XBox 360
  • Real A/V
  • Telnet
  • MSN Gaming Zone
  • World of Warcraft
  • Call of Duty
  • NetMeeting
  • BITtorrent
  • PS2-PS3
  • PPTP
Modem Advanced Step 1-4

1.  Connect a device, such as a computer or tablet, to the internet through WiFi or using an Ethernet cable connected to your modem.

2.  Open a web browser and type into the web address field.

3.  Log in to the modem's online user interface (Modem GUI) using your Administrator Username and Administrator Password. Unless you have changed the default settings, you can find this information on the modem's sticker. Note that these are different from your wireless SSID and security key.

4.  Select "Advanced Setup."

5.  Select "Service Blocking" in the left sidebar. 

6.  Follow the steps in the Service Blocking menu:

Step 1: Select the device you want to schedule from the dropdown list, or manually enter the device's IP address.

Step 2: Select the service you want to block. You can "Create New Rule" to add more blocks. You can also remove blocks from the Service Blocking List at the bottom of the screen.

Step 3: When you're finished adding or removing rules, click "Apply" to save your changes.

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