How to Block Websites on a Belkin Router
If you are in a household with children, it is likely that there are several websites that you would prefer they not visit. If you own a Belkin wireless Internet router, you have the capability to prevent access to any website you choose. Use your Belkin router's configuration utility to block access to questionable websites.
Open a web browser and enter the address "192.168.2.1" without the quotation marks into the address bar. Hit the "Enter" key on your keyboard. Click the "Login" link in the page that appears.
Enter your user name and password to access the router configuration utility. If you have never changed the password, enter nothing in the password box and click "Submit."
Click "Parental Control" on the left side of the screen. Note that you must have a subscription in order to use this service, but most Belkin routers include a six-month free trial. Enter your email address and password to log into the parental control menu.
Click the "Modify" button, then click the "Overrides" tab.
Enter the name of the website that you wish to block. Use the menu to select "Always blocked." Save and exit the configuration. The website that you entered will now always be inaccessible, unless the parental control manager password is entered.
Tips & Warnings
- The Belkin F5D7231-4P wireless router was used for this article as an example of a typical recently-manufactured Belkin router. Websites are blocked in a similar fashion on nearly all Belkin routers. However, if the menu options for your router differ significantly from those shown here, consult the instruction manual for clarification.