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any way to block programs from your router?

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hey guys,

i need to block a few programs off the router.

such has p2p programs.

skype for example.

i can block websites and domains on my router and have added a few already in the list.

is there a way to block programs from accessing the internet from the router?

i can block it from a certain pc, but stupid iphone/itouch skype apps will still be able to access it


router is d-link dsl-g604t gen 2
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You can not block specific applications using the router, the router doesn't know what program is sending the data, all it does is redirect it. If you find out what addresses the iPhone uses you can block those using the router. Either that or redirect all data through a more advanced filter, but that's usually expensive and they use that in government sectors to prevent employees from goofing off. My school uses it.
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put a block on either the port or IP. Most sites have a couple of IP's so you would need to block each one individually or the IP Range. This will block all ports to said IP's. The other way is to determine what ports/protocol Skype uses then put the block in for it. You could either associate the specific IP with the ports or block the port in general, the only problem if u block the port itself if some other program or site uses that port it will not be available either.


To be able to block a port that is normally done via a firewall, where as you can block IP address with a router.
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