Hey there Sign in to join this conversationNew here? Join for free

How do you block websites?

Announcements Posted on
Study Help needs new mods! 14-04-2014
TSR wants you: get involved with Power Hour. 10-04-2014
Study Helpers megatr
    • Thread Starter
    • 0 followers
    Offline

    ReputationRep:
    to ensure maximum productivity? :confused:
    • 47 followers
    Offline

    ReputationRep:
    This.
    • 0 followers
    Offline

    ReputationRep:
    (Original post by ErinHannah)
    to ensure maximum productivity? :confused:
    If you are running Google Chrome (if not, why not? haha) then you can go to the Chrome Store and download a little app called Website Blocker. It not only allows you to a group of websites that cause distraction, but also allows you to set times you wish each website to be blocked between.

    So for example, if you wanted Facebook blocked between 9am and 8pm, this can be done.
    • 0 followers
    Offline

    ReputationRep:
    Best thing to do is turn your internet off, then no-way you can sneak on or break the rules.
    Ask friends/family to turn it off and keep hold of router etc until the evening
    • 1 follower
    Offline

    ReputationRep:
    Could edit your hosts file (google edit hosts file and your operating system). That will affect all programs and you can very simply make all sites redirect elsewhere.

    So for example, adding:
    173.194.66.94 facebook.com

    Will redirect you to google everytime you type try and access facebook.
    • 47 followers
    Offline

    ReputationRep:
    (Original post by dslc)
    If you are running Google Chrome (if not, why not? haha) then you can go to the Chrome Store and download a little app called Website Blocker. It not only allows you to a group of websites that cause distraction, but also allows you to set times you wish each website to be blocked between.

    So for example, if you wanted Facebook blocked between 9am and 8pm, this can be done.
    But that's a fail because I have Mozilla Firefox and Internet Explorer >.>
    • 0 followers
    Offline

    ReputationRep:
    (Original post by Miracle Day)
    But that's a fail because I have Mozilla Firefox and Internet Explorer >.>
    I'd switch to Chrome I think you'll prefer it.
    • 47 followers
    Offline

    ReputationRep:
    (Original post by dslc)
    I'd switch to Chrome I think you'll prefer it.
    I have it. I use firefox because it has private browsing
    • 0 followers
    Offline

    ReputationRep:
    Iiifff you're a virginmedia customer and you have one of our super duper superhubs you can log in and put websites you dont want to access in there. =D
    • 1 follower
    Offline

    ReputationRep:
    (Original post by dragon500uk)
    Iiifff you're a virginmedia customer and you have one of our super duper superhubs you can log in and put websites you dont want to access in there. =D
    Super duper superhub? It's one of the worst routers I've ever had to use.
    • 0 followers
    Offline

    ReputationRep:
    (Original post by Miracle Day)
    I have it. I use firefox because it has private browsing
    Well Chrome has Incognito Window's
    • 3 followers
    Offline

    ReputationRep:
    Chrome: Chrome Nanny
    Firefox: Leechblock

    Best things ever. I'm on chrome now, but I still prefer how Leechblock works over Chrome Nanny.
    • 27 followers
    Offline

    ReputationRep:
    (Original post by ErinHannah)
    to ensure maximum productivity? :confused:
    id just deactivate maybe? I've always said that i NEED my facebook, but even with blocking websites stuff I'd end up disabling it just to use it and still procrastinating. I've deactivated for a month now, and will only reactivate after exams. I see whats more important fb or exams? Even if I tried I'd find after a day I'd be back on it, and having deactivated i feel its clear from my mind, like I dont have it and don't even think of logging on! I'd recommend that very much!
    • 0 followers
    Offline

    ReputationRep:
    (Original post by theronkinator)
    Super duper superhub? It's one of the worst routers I've ever had to use.
    I work in tech support. I know. I know . Netgear have let us down! There'll be new firmware sometime this year though, and they're hopefully designing new superhubs WHICH ACTUALLY WORK to be released this year HOPEFULLY. For the sake of my sanity I hope its soon

    Phone up tech support, they'll tell you to change channels or put the superhub into modem mode and use a D-Link router?
    • 9 followers
    Offline

    ReputationRep:
    Go to: http://getcoldturkey.com/

    and download that program.

    Easy to use and already has a preset filter for popular websites, but you can add more/take away from them if you wish.
    • 0 followers
    Offline

    ReputationRep:
    You can block access to websites right at the router. This requires no software installation or additional hardware.

    Simply enter the IP address of your router (usually 192.168.0.1 or 192.168.1.1) in your browser, log in and add the websites you want to block to the blocked websites list. Most routers have this ability.
    • 3 followers
    Offline

    ReputationRep:
    (Original post by Miracle Day)
    But that's a fail because I have Mozilla Firefox and Internet Explorer >.>
    Well firefox is quite excellent for addons. I'm not on my computer now so I can't link you any but if you go to the addons page or even in google search for "website blocker" you should find loads of addons. Just read the reviews and see if people find it useful. I had to go one step further and unplug my computer completely and move it to another room, if I had not done this I would have failed my exams. - but this is a drastic measure who h I had to undertake, see if the blocker is good enough for you.
    • 1 follower
    Offline

    ReputationRep:
    (Original post by dragon500uk)
    I work in tech support. I know. I know . Netgear have let us down! There'll be new firmware sometime this year though, and they're hopefully designing new superhubs WHICH ACTUALLY WORK to be released this year HOPEFULLY. For the sake of my sanity I hope its soon

    Phone up tech support, they'll tell you to change channels or put the superhub into modem mode and use a D-Link router?
    No point me changing the wifi channels, the piece of crap factory resets every other day and loses all it's settings...
    I'm leaving in July anyway and will never have to use them again (saying that, last year with the old combined modem/router it was mostly ok).
    • 7 followers
    Offline

    ReputationRep:
    I use StayFocusd on Chrome, a great little extension.
    • 0 followers
    Offline

    ReputationRep:
    (Original post by theronkinator)
    No point me changing the wifi channels, the piece of crap factory resets every other day and loses all it's settings...
    I'm leaving in July anyway and will never have to use them again (saying that, last year with the old combined modem/router it was mostly ok).
    Er. You have a faulty router. Get a replacement Do you have it plugged into an extension socket?

Reply

Submit reply

Register

Thanks for posting! You just need to create an account in order to submit the post
  1. this can't be left blank
    that username has been taken, please choose another Forgotten your password?

    this is what you'll be called on TSR

  2. this can't be left blank
    this email is already registered. Forgotten your password?

    never shared and never spammed

  3. this can't be left blank

    6 characters or longer with both numbers and letters is safer

  4. this can't be left empty
    your full birthday is required
  1. By completing the slider below you agree to The Student Room's terms & conditions and site rules

  2. Slide the button to the right to create your account

    Slide to join now Processing…

    You don't slide that way? No problem.

Updated: April 12, 2012
Article updates
Reputation gems:
You get these gems as you gain rep from other members for making good contributions and giving helpful advice.