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Offline paranoid

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How to block internet access for online games via Wi-Fi router?
« on: December 30, 2011, 09:23:48 PM »
Good day geeks!

I have to restrict a PC from playing online games. Do I need to know the port number and service type used by the application? I'm using a wireless router and I am also the administrator. My router asks a Service Type (FTP, HTTP, SMTP, etc.), Protocol (TCP, UDP, TCP/UDP), Starting and Ending Port.

Thanks in advance! :)



Offline popoy_sardinas

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Re: How to block internet access for online games via Wi-Fi router?
« Reply #1 on: March 11, 2012, 10:46:02 AM »
good day sir depende sa online games mo kung anung gamit niyang port kung
HTTP port niya (80) tas ang end niya TCP/UDP
HTTPS port niya (443) TCP/UDP
FTP port niya (21) TCP/UDP------Files transfer Protocol
SMTP port (25/587/465)-----Single Mail Transfer Protocol

Try muna lang sir yun HTTP or HTTPS yun gamit ng Online Games mo hindi ko rin kabisado yun Port ng Online games...... :)

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Re: How to block internet access for online games via Wi-Fi router?
« Reply #2 on: April 21, 2012, 03:51:37 AM »
O kaya blocking by keywords like "games".

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Re: How to block internet access for online games via Wi-Fi router?
« Reply #3 on: April 22, 2012, 01:46:13 PM »
When you say online games, are those web-based (http/https)? Or are they in-app/game connection? If the games are web-based, you'll find it hard to block the port numbers (80/443) as these ports are used by legitimate connections. It'll be pretty hard to block the domain names of those games, as you will have to get the list of all online games. Or you can block all allow some by default. That is, block all websites and allow only the legitimate ones.

If your router supports regex (regular expressions), you can block certain keywords. Depending on the capabilities of your router, you can also use authentication for users. My suggested solution? Get a low power cpu and implement a proxy/firewall using BSD or Linux (there are easy solutions like pfsense or endian fw).


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Re: How to block internet access for online games via Wi-Fi router?
« Reply #4 on: April 23, 2012, 07:57:52 PM »
edit the HOSTS file, include the URLs to be blocked


Offline sakurano

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Re: How to block internet access for online games via Wi-Fi router?
« Reply #5 on: May 30, 2012, 10:39:08 AM »
edit the HOSTS file, include the URLs to be blocked
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