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Netgear Firewall Keyword Ad blocking 13 years 10 months ago #3546

  • colin
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I have a netgear router which allows keyword blocking. I found a website that lists the domain names of just about all the known advertising domians, but the only problem is that the config page for my router only lets me input one domain keyword at a time, which would take me FOREVER. does anyone know if the netgear routers keep some sort of text file with these domain names on it that i could just edit in notepad?
I have a netgear wireless MR814v2
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Re: Netgear Firewall Keyword Ad blocking 13 years 10 months ago #3547

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If you don't need to do this on a lot of machines, I have a simpler solution for you.. you map those domains to in your hosts file on your machine. In Window you'll find the file in C:\WINDOWS\system32\drivers\etc\hosts
In Linux its in /etc/hosts

Here's an example of mine

[code:1] localhost

#Ad blocking


As you can see all the ad domains are mapped to, anytime an ad tries to come through, it gets directed to localhost and dies. Note also the mapping of the IP.. mapping the IPs of sites you use regularly will speed up your accessing them as you skip the DNS query process.

As another alternative, you can get a personal firewall such as zonealarm.. it can block all ads and has various options such as allowing you to view the ad if you mouse-over it etc.
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