There is a filter list that we can use. We have Snap now at home. The filter list needs to be added in manually which is not that practical unless I wanted to block Facebook.com which we aren't going to do that.
rayonline: For the mods - my apologies please this thread to the appropriate place.
Yeah, I had a look at the Snap's Fritzbox settings. We don't need more APs cos the house isn't that large. There is a guest setting that you can block adult content etc. There is a filter list that we can use. We have Snap now at home. The filter list needs to be added in manually which is not that practical unless I wanted to block Facebook.com which we aren't going to do that.
Can one block ports like torrents? Or anything else you guys think they should do.
EDIT: After seeing your message about only needing one access point, and that you already have a Fritz!Box, a nice solution could be a Meraki MR12 or MR18, and setup content filtering/blocking peer to peer traffic on that. You can get a free demo unit to try if you wanted. Sorry I had been envisaging a larger boarding house.
In response to your question, no, I don't think you can effectively block torrents with a conventional firewall (blocking ports), the torrent clients could just download over port 443 instead. That is where UTM/Layer 7/Application layer firewalls come in
MadEngineer: Do you actually want to block torrents altogether? Wouldn't it be a better solution (for the tenants) to speed restrict them instead?
So this MR12 thing. It plugs into the Friztbox with the Frizbox WiFi disabled? I will have a look into it thanks. Might get a demo.
Not much room or the bother to set up a standalone PC :)
Has integrated billing/per user authentication features too if you had issues with certain people using too much, can always be turned on later if it was an issue.
I can organize this if you wish - just send me a PM. Basically this is a very feature-packed router and sounds like it is the ideal solution for you.
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