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Blocking Sites on XR500 Not working

I have tried blocking URLs and Keywords any none of them work I am trying to keep People off of the XXX sites all the time they keep causing viruses etc 

 

Any ideas on how to fix this?  

Model: XR500|Nighthawk Pro Gaming Router
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Re: Blocking Sites on XR500 Not working

Suspect Netgear has implemented the keyword and URL filtering in place on the Nighthawk and earlier router models - a design that worked for a long time when http was standard - nowadays https is standard, and the system can't work as the users expect.

 

Not your mistake @Topdog13590  - the implementation is with all due respect dear Netgear's - completely useless!

 

Compare e.g. here https://community.netgear.com/t5/Nighthawk-Pro-Gaming-Routers/Content-filtering/m-p/1547276#M1222

 

@Christian_R and @ChristineT  please insist with the NTGR consumer and home division that this feature is 100% useless, it should not be marketed, promoted, kept in place, even in the year 2019! The customers expect NTGR answers and changes now - as they have the right that a feature is working as the average user does expect.

When we have an eye in the fine (?) documentation, XR500 Nighthawk Pro Gaming Router User Manual (April 2018 202-11808-03)

 

"Block Access to Internet Sites

 

You can block keywords and domains (websites) to prevent certain types of HTTP traffic from accessing
your network..."

 

Hope this won't serve as an excuse...

 

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Re: Blocking Sites on XR500 Not working

Suspect Netgear has implemented the keyword and URL filtering in place on the Nighthawk and earlier router models - a design that worked for a long time when http was standard - nowadays https is standard, and the system can't work as the users expect.

 

Not your mistake @Topdog13590  - the implementation is with all due respect dear Netgear's - completely useless!

 

Compare e.g. here https://community.netgear.com/t5/Nighthawk-Pro-Gaming-Routers/Content-filtering/m-p/1547276#M1222

 

@Christian_R and @ChristineT  please insist with the NTGR consumer and home division that this feature is 100% useless, it should not be marketed, promoted, kept in place, even in the year 2019! The customers expect NTGR answers and changes now - as they have the right that a feature is working as the average user does expect.

When we have an eye in the fine (?) documentation, XR500 Nighthawk Pro Gaming Router User Manual (April 2018 202-11808-03)

 

"Block Access to Internet Sites

 

You can block keywords and domains (websites) to prevent certain types of HTTP traffic from accessing
your network..."

 

Hope this won't serve as an excuse...

 

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Re: Blocking Sites on XR500 Not working

Thank you for the reply and okay I guess I will have to enforce parental control on each device rather than the router. 

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