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Can a wireless router block internet connection?


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August 23, 2010 1:37PM

Yes, it can. Many routers have firewall as an option. If it was configured to block connection for port 80 (outgoing), it will not have internet. There are other options allow to block access to internet. Read the manual.


Another meaning could be... Can you block certain computers from the network?

Most routers have a feature like a Black-list for Mac addresses.

Lets assume you want to block 00:00:00:00:00:00

0.Connect your Computer to the router (wireless and Ethernet are both fine) :)

1.Read your router manual and try to find what you need to type into the address bar of your web browser in order to access the router controls. ( should be similar to

2.Search around for a Filter or only Deny these addresses button.(Note This is different for every manufacturer so I can't tell you exactly where it is)

I hope it helped