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    Default Home Use: How to block/unblock a specific device or set of devices from the Internet?

    I have Untangle (on a Linksys router) for Home Use. I know it was not initially intended for this purpose, but I am looking for the easiest way to ad hoc block a device or hostname from Internet Use. I assume this would a use of a rule (Web Filter) to block a device (multiple devices?)...or maybe a combination of rules across Web, and App Control? Those rules could then be enabled or disabled to block/unblock as needed.

    I am still learning, so please bear with me.

    Thanks in advance!

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    Firewall app. Create a rule source IP = <box IP> with action block.

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    Thanks for the lightning fast reply! As we use DHCP on my home network (understanding that IP address will most likely not change), is there a way to specify via "device" or "hostname"? If not, I will look at using the IPs.

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    I personally use usernames on my home network. You can assign usernames by MAC address in Devices screen. Then use username is <whoever> in the firewall rules. Great plus doing it this way is that I can block all the devices associated with "Bob" with just one rule.
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    Perfect! Thanks jcoffin!

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    Quote Originally Posted by jcoffin View Post
    I personally use usernames on my home network. You can assign usernames by MAC address in Devices screen. Then use username is <whoever> in the firewall rules. Great plus doing it this way is that I can block all the devices associated with "Bob" with just one rule.
    What did Bob ever do to you?
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    Quote Originally Posted by theoak View Post
    What did Bob ever do to you?
    He keeps telling secrets to Alice.

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    And here I figured Bob as a nick name for Robert, which is a really old and common name... so old and common I'm fairly sure a "Bob" was involved in everything you can imagine for the last millennia or so. Well, at least in Europe.

    So given that, Bob did "everything" and deserves what he gets!
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    Quote Originally Posted by jcoffin View Post
    I personally use usernames on my home network. You can assign usernames by MAC address in Devices screen. Then use username is <whoever> in the firewall rules. Great plus doing it this way is that I can block all the devices associated with "Bob" with just one rule.
    This is brilliant! My kids wont know what hit them haha!

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    This trick works on policies too, that how I assign a username to my kid's gear to shove them into a different rack. From time to time I have to disable video streaming services to stop them from spending their lives on YouTube.
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