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im pretty sure theres no way to do what i want, but i want to block out a specific account (facebook account) from accessing facebook (logging in with that account) through my router

the router is a linksys WRT54GL

it has options to block via url and block via keyword



i cant just block out facebook entirely, as other people use it through different accounts, ive tried using the user id as a keyword but u can still log in to facebook (unless u click on ur own profile tab ur user id will never be displayed in the url, it just shows as facebook.com)

ive also tried the username (thinking that maybe it was a part of the url when u log in) but that didnt work either


im not sure its possible to do through the router at this point, but i know next to nothing about networking so maybe im missing something
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May I ask why?
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i have a young relative that i dont want using facebook unsupervised (i dont trust the kid) yet i dont want to constantly switch the filter on and off every time someone else wants to use facebook (plus im at work most of the times this would occur)
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I used to use open DNS to restrict certain sites. It worked really well and you can be really specific with your restrictions so you don't restrict sites you didn't want to restrict

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I used to use open DNS to restrict certain sites. It worked really well and you can be really specific with your restrictions so you don't restrict sites you didn't want to restrict

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i guess thats not a bad alternative


what about that tomato custom firmware?

does it have a way of blocking sites via headers or something?
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I haven't heard of a way to block users per say. Maybe edit the host file on his computer? That would block Facebook on his computer, but I'm sure if he is tech savy at all. He could find his way around it.
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Is it a shared or private computer?
    
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I haven't heard of a way to block users per say. Maybe edit the host file on his computer? That would block Facebook on his computer, but I'm sure if he is tech savy at all. He could find his way around it.
yea i wanted to avoid doing it through the computer itself, that and theres a laptop somewhere too, i dont want to have to worry about all that
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Is it a shared or private computer?
its shared, i dont use it, its used by other people, theres my pc, that pc and a laptop, and i wanted to just block access through any of the 3 from one place, figured the router would be the best way, its not a huge problem if it cant be done, i just wanted to make sure i wasnt missing some absurdly simple way to make it happen, i tend to overlook simple things all the time, ive moved GPUs between PCs trying to troubleshoot when all i had was a loose dvi cable and things like that a bunch of times, just today i spent like 10 minutes trying to get a bluetooth device to work through this usb thing i had, until i realized it was RF lol


does that tomato firmware have anything along these lines?

its supposed to have more options and be compatible with this router, i know nothing about it tho
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If this young relative is under the recommended age you could ask Facebook to ban the user but thats a bit extreme.
I don't know your router but it should be able to block this relatives homepage.
If that doesn't work just block facebook totally with a timer(when said relative is home alone/unsupervised), this means no one during the set times can use it, But it may have the results you are looking for.
It may be time to assert that having a computer and internet access is a privilege and trust is an earned thing, not just a given.
But that is your own buisiness and this is not a parenting/family forum.

If none of those Ideas work, hopefully a networking guru will jump on this thread and give you the answers you need.
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