How to block select services on your modem

Service blocking allows you to block access to particular internet services on a device connected to your network. The services you can block will depend on the device, but may include some of the following options:

  • Instant messaging
  • FTP
  • Email
  • HTTP
  • XBox 360
  • Real A/V
  • Telnet
  • MSN Gaming Zone
  • World of Warcraft
  • Call of Duty
  • NetMeeting
  • BITtorrent
  • PS2-PS3
  • PPTP

NOTE:  Depending on your model, your modem's user interface may appear slightly different from the images below.

5. Select "Service Blocking" in the left sidebar. 

Service Blocking Step 5

6. Follow the steps to edit the Service Blocking settings.

  • Step 1:  Select the device you want to schedule from the dropdown list, or manually enter the device's IP address.
  • Step 2:  Select the service you want to block. You can "Create New Rule" to add more blocks. You can also remove blocks from the Service Blocking List at the bottom of the screen.
  • Step 3:  When you're finished adding or removing rules, click "Apply" to save your changes.
Service Blocking Step 6

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