Hot Downloads



The forum is in read only mode.
Welcome, Guest
Username: Password: Remember me
  • Page:
  • 1

TOPIC: Netgear Firewall Keyword Ad blocking

Netgear Firewall Keyword Ad blocking 14 years 10 months ago #3546

  • colin
  • colin's Avatar Topic Author
  • Offline
  • New Member
  • New Member
  • Posts: 1
  • Thank you received: 0

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

Re: Netgear Firewall Keyword Ad blocking 14 years 10 months ago #3547

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.
Sahir Hidayatullah. Staff - Associate Editor & Security Advisor
  • Page:
  • 1
Time to create page: 0.100 seconds


Cisco Routers

  • SSL WebVPN
  • Securing Routers
  • Policy Based Routing
  • Router on-a-Stick

VPN Security

  • Understand DMVPN
  • GRE/IPSec Configuration
  • Site-to-Site IPSec VPN
  • IPSec Modes

Cisco Help

  • VPN Client Windows 8
  • VPN Client Windows 7
  • CCP Display Problem
  • Cisco Support App.

Windows 2012

  • New Features
  • Licensing
  • Hyper-V / VDI
  • Install Hyper-V


  • File Permissions
  • Webmin
  • Groups - Users
  • Samba Setup