Category URL blocking

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yousch
Occasional Contributor II

Category URL blocking

I have noticed that firmware 1.3 has been released which is great. It has some great features such as External Guest portal, Facebook Wifi and of course Category URL blocking. It is about this last feature that i have a suggestion: when one blocks a specific category, let's say Adult, and a user tries to reach a website in this category, no errormessage is shown, the site just appears off-line what may lead to the false assumption that the network is performing poorly. It might be better if there were shown a message stating that the URL is actively been blocked by the network. Now nothing happens and it just seems that the request times out...

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yousch
Occasional Contributor II

Re: Category URL blocking

as an addition: i have noticed that the category blocking rules do not apply to devices connected to physical ports on the AP11D, only wireless clients are subject to category blocking rules. Traffic generated by wired clients still does not show up in the traffic analysis overview. It might be a good idea to handle traffic from wired clients the same way as wireless clients just just like being able to assign physical ports to a certain network might be a good idea to ;-)
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Employee
Employee

Re: Category URL blocking

@yousch  Thank you for the feedback about the URL blocking and will pass this along to the product team.

Employee
Employee

Re: Category URL blocking

@yousch In the next firmware release, we will be addressing both of your concerns for blocking and ports on the AP11D.

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yousch
Occasional Contributor II

Re: Category URL blocking

@GThiesengreat news, thanks for feedback, already looking forward to this.

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