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HOWTO enable Adblock on Circle?

9re990
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HOWTO enable Adblock on Circle?

I have an R6400v2 (Nighthawk AC1750) 

Firmware V1.0.4.82_10.0.57

 

Circle Parental Control Info

Agent Version: 2.0.8.9
App Database Version: 1.3.1

 

How do I enable the adblock feature? Is ad blocking part of any Filter Level? 
I have configured myself as a user in Cirlce and my laptop and phone do appear in my device list. I have tried all filter levels, but am still seeing ads on my devices.

 

What I can do is go to a site e.g. washingtonpost.com and then check my visited history on the circle app and manually block all domains that seem look like analytics or ad services corresponding with the time I loaded the webpage. For the above site, I get:

app-measurement.com

apptentive.com

bizbible.com

cloudflare.com

cookiebot.com

crazyegg.ecom

g2crowd.com

lookbookhq.com

marketo.com

mktoresp.om

and more. 

I can manually block all the URLs until site breaks and then maually un-block sites untl the site loads, but this can't be what Circle had in mind when they say ad blocking is a feature.

 

 

 

Model: R6400|AC1750 Smart WiFi Router
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DexterJB
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Re: HOWTO enable Adblock on Circle?

Hi @9re990, engineering has confirmed that the ad blocking feature has been discontinued. When using a desktop browser, you can install ad blocking extensions instead.

 

Dexter

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DexterJB
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Re: HOWTO enable Adblock on Circle?

Hi @9re990, welcome to the community! Let me check on this and get back to you.

 

Dexter

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DexterJB
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Re: HOWTO enable Adblock on Circle?

Hi @9re990, engineering has confirmed that the ad blocking feature has been discontinued. When using a desktop browser, you can install ad blocking extensions instead.

 

Dexter

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9re990
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Re: HOWTO enable Adblock on Circle?

Okay. Thanks looking into this and responding.
Hopefully they will stop listing adblock as a feature in their service, as continuing to promote it would be misleading.

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DexterJB
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Re: HOWTO enable Adblock on Circle?

Hi @9re990, yes, this has been reported to the appropriate team to have it corrected. Thanks!

 

Dexter

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