How to Block Facebook

If you manage a network at home, or an office, you might want to take control of what is happening on your network. There are different solutions available, but one of the most effective options is to leverage the Domain Name System (DNS).   Because of how DNS works, you don’t have to use a…

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Change DNS on Verizon Orbic Speed RC400L

In order to update the Verizon Orbic Speed Rc400L mobile router you will need to set the DNS values in the DNS section of the device. Step 1: Log into the Device Admin Panel How you access will be wholly-reliant on the network it is deployed on, but the default is usually accessible at 192.168.1.1…

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API

The NOC API uses basic CRUD operations. It’s designed to be simple and can be accessed any HTTPS library (e.g., cURL). Access control is managed via an authentication key, denoted as the “API Key”. This key should be present in all requests and should be managed using encryption protocols (e.g., HTTPS). Operation Description category/block Adds…

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Update DNS on a Motorola AC1900

Update DNS on a Motorola AC1900 Update the DNS by accessing Status > Connection and scrolling to the bottom. Select to DISABLE the automatic connection and update the Primary and Secondary DNS options like this: Click SAVE The last step is to disable IPv6 on this router. The router supports IPv6 DHCP, but it doesn’t…

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Change DNS on Calix 844G

Change DNS on Calix 844G These instructions will provide guidance on how to configure CleanBrowsing on a Calix 844G router.   Step 1: Access the Management Interface   The default login page is usually located here:   192.168.1.1   Reference router user guide for more guidance.   Step 2: Navigate to DNS Section   It…

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VPN’s and Content Filtering

Virtual Private Networks (VPN) create a private tunnel that keeps curious eyes out of your online activities. They were designed to help systems outside of trusted environment access the trusted environment, but over the years have grown as a staple of good security hygiene amongst online users.   While we don’t believe everyone needs one,…

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Disable Images in Browser

Disable Images in Browsers A common question we get is how to disable images in browsers. The problem, however, is that all browsers are a bit different and disabling the images has to be done in the browser settings themselves. Chrome The easiest way to block all images in Chrome is to navigate to:  …

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Browser Extensions Function as a Gateway to the Outside World

We recently shared some of our insights around Encryption, explaining what it is, and how it’s affecting families and small network owners. In those articles we explained how it’s quickly becoming the #1 preferred mechanism to bypass network controls because of it’s ease of use.   I alluded to VPN’s, but didn’t talk much about…

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Change DNS on Arris SBG 6950 AC2

After logging into the router, click on LAN Setup in the menu. Change DNS on Arris SBG 6950 AC2 These instructions will provide guidance on how to configure CleanBrowsing on your Arris Router device, specifically using images from the SBG6950AC2 router. On the main page, click on LAN Setup in the menu navigation. This page…

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Encrypted DNS: What it Is and Why we should Care

Encrypted DNS itself is not new, it’s been around for a decade. What is changing is how it’s being deployed and made available.   While some of the changes can be applauded, many of the deployments are proving to be problematic to parents, schools, and other organizations looking to create family-friendly environments for kids.  …

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