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Block (Blacklist) certain websites

I need to have the ability to block certain websites in the profiles area. It would also be great to have the ability to whitelist certain sites as well. 

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  • Thank you for being so responsive.  I just filled it out.

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  • Just reposting this link. We received 30 applicants so far. If you want to Beta test this feature, please fill out this survey before the end of the day on Sunday. We are going to reach out to testers on Monday!

    https://www.surveygizmo.com/s3/5984460/Community-Recruiting-Survey

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      • jccross
      • jccross
      • 10 mths ago
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      Sieglock I filled out the form but didnt see this until Yesterday morning still interested in beta testing this feature. 

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      • 37949plt
      • 37949plt
      • 10 mths ago
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      Sieglock was just looking for this feature and found this thread. Possible to add me to the beta test? Would be more than happy to provide feedback. 🙂

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      • kc
      • blue_bell
      • 10 mths ago
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      Sieglock I am also interested to participate this beta test. Any chance to increase more beta tester? Also, what's the timeline to implement it? Really eager to have this feature can be implemented ASAP to help kids focus on right thing during the school hours. 

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      • jmatero
      • jmatero
      • 10 mths ago
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      Sieglock Just saw this today. Possible to be added to try this out? Circle by Disney is causing all kinds of issues so blocking things like YouTube and social media with my kids is SO important.

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      • Yorgeyn
      • Yorgeyn
      • 10 mths ago
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      Sieglock just seeing this. Do you still need beta testers? If so count me in! I desperately need this feature. 

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      • joemccla
      • joemccla
      • 10 mths ago
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      Sieglock Hook me up. I need this badly. Happy to deal with bugs, give feedback, etc. 

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    • Sieglock I would very much like to be part of this. 

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  • Just added my vote - this is probably the top feature requirement for me. The usecase that others have brought up about shutting access off to Youtube during school hours is the main one that applies to me. I can't withdraw access to computers or online access altogether as they are required in this pandemic - distance learning situation. I need more granular controls to either/both blacklist certain sites, and/or whitelist only school related sites. I don't have administrative control to install parental control software on school provided computers.

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  • I'm definitely seeking this. For my kids.

    How can I sign up for the trial please. The link doesn't work

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  • Sieglock I need the link please to sign up. I badly need this feature

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  • Was using Tether from TPLink and LOVED the granularity of the Parental Controls. Needed to be able to seamlessly boost the wifi signal around the house, so switched to eero, and while I got the wifi boost, I completely lost any granularity/specificity for site blocking, time limits, etc.  This is desperately needed, why has been over 3 years in coming ?

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  • How long will beta testing last? Local schools just sent all my kids home again, probably until next year, I've gotta be able to shut down individual sites!

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  • I would definitely not invest in the new Eero WiFi 6 if this is not implemented or allow to test it, and Black Friday offers are around the corner with better competitors for good mesh WiFi with real parental controls.

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  • It’s been 3+ years of people asking for this and it’s still not available. What’s the hold up? This is a no-brainer. Very disappointed that I spent so much money on the latest release and I can’t do something so basic. 

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  • If more beta testers are needed I would be willing to sign up.

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  • Hi everyone! Really excited to announce that we launched this feature today. Really proud of the team for shipping this. Let us know if you have any questions.

    Mark

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      • Jeniber
      • Jeniber
      • 10 mths ago
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      Sieglock I don’t think this quite hits the mark. I see YouTube Restricted blocks inappropriate videos BUT us parents want to COMPLETELY BLOCK YOUTUBE. For our family I would like to block YouTube during specific hours (i.e. during virtual school hours). The new feature still doesn’t stop my kids from watching Minecraft videos when they should be doing math schoolwork. How is the YouTube Restricted different than the Mature content filtering features we already had? 

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    • Jeniber YouTube Restricted is meant for younger profiles, where you don't mind them going on YouTube, but you don't want them to stumble upon something bad. By using the YouTube APIs, this is much more stringent than the previous Adult filters.

      For your use case, you can block Streaming or Social Media (probably both) using the content filters. You can also add specific websites via the Block and Allow functionality.

      As a follow-on project, the team is scoping how to schedule content filters and the specific allowed and blocked sites.

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      • Jeniber
      • Jeniber
      • 10 mths ago
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      Sieglock Got it. Thank you so much for the reply! 

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      • Drako
      • Drako
      • 10 mths ago
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      Sieglock Thanks a lot for the new features they exactly what must of us were looking for. Could you please check on the Block&Allow domains/sites modifications as I'm not able to change the profiles that are were added when a site is created (either remove a profile or add a new profile); so basically we need to either delete the site and added it again or move all the way to the home->profile and then delete the site from the profile. It should allow to do the same modification from Block&Allow sites.

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      • Sam
      • Sam
      • 10 mths ago
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      Sieglock where is it? How can I use it?

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    • Sieglock - On the scheduling content filters, my thought was to set up a second group and add the specific kid's devices to that second group. (Can't add devices to more than one group though.)  My thought was to have a general kids group - internet shut off at 9 PM and restrict mature content etc. Then a Todd in-school group where Todd's devices could be added to his group, and when he is finished with this homework the filter can be shut off. Then a Suzie group where I can add Suzie's devices and when she's done with her homework I can shut the time-wasting content filter off. That way Suzie is not punished for getting her homework done while Todd is still working on his. Then maybe have both automatically turn on at 9:01 PM right after the internet shuts down for the kids.

      Kind of like nesting if statements.

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  • A welcome feature! It would be great to be able to see what sites my kids are visiting and which are being blocked... and make them easily added to the black/whitelist. I rely on Circle Home Plus for this and it would be great to have just my Eero handle it.

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  • Beautiful thank you all :)

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  • Is this only available on Eero Secure!?

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  • Sieglock Hi, I can't see this feature on the app at all. Is only available for Eero Secure? If so, that is slightly annoying as it's not available outside the US.

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  • Are we able to block specific sites for specific devices yet?  I just bought my eeros so I need to figure this out quick and return it if I can’t do it (unless there is something else I can add on). 
     

    I’ll even take having to block a website for all devices. I just need to block YouTube while my son is doing his homework. I’ve hunted around in the app and I don’t see a way to do this. 
     

    I don’t want to block anything else, just YouTube. 
     

    I see that was the original request three years ago so I’m guessing if it hasn’t happened it’s not happening?  Do I have other options better than returning my eeros. 
     

    my request is very specific. The ability to block a website or unblock a website whenever needed for a specific device. 

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      • Pololo34
      • Pololo34
      • 9 mths ago
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      Sieglock

      Sieglock said:
      You can also add specific websites via the Block and Allow functionality.

       How do I do this?  The only "block" functionality I see is to block a device.  I see no "block and allow" functionality.

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      • Sdtoddl
      • Sdtoddl
      • 9 mths ago
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      Pololo34 Yes, you can do it.   You have the choice of blocking youtube for everyone or just specific Profiles/devices.   For example, for my son, I put his iPad and computer in the same profile.   I select his profile.  At the bottom you select, “Block & Allow Sites.”   You can also do a universal block of youtube by clicking on Discovery at the bottom of the app -> eero  Secure -> Block & Allow Sites.  In addition, both ways allow you to block categories of sites under a specific profile then “Content Filters”  For example you can block all Social Media sites.

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      • Pololo34
      • Pololo34
      • 9 mths ago
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      Sdtoddl Thanks I tried blocking youtube.com and it worked, despite what I am reading from others on these threads. My son is on a Chromebook so I think he should have the same Chrome problem others mentioned but the blocking was successfull, at least on his school issued Chromebook.

      It feels like there is a war going on with companies like Google trying to make it hard to block access to their websites.  

      Is that what's going on?  If so, I vote for regulation.  My first thought was, make it illegal for them to make it difficult to block their websites.  My second thought is, their websites are designed to be addictive.  They should be required by law to make it easy to block their websites.  The whole business model of all of these companies is to profit off the addictive nature of human beings.  Facebook, Google, YouTube, Netflix, Instagram, even news websites, video games, etc.  It's just unregulated Nicotine.  Their goal is to profit off our addiction to them.  It's no wonder figuring out how to block their websites is such a challenge.  We are basically sitting here trying to figure out how to put a dent in their business model.

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      • Pololo34
      • Pololo34
      • 9 mths ago
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      Pololo34 And the irony is I'm posting this on an Amazon forum.  Amazon is no different.

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  • Thank you for trying to implement this feature at last, but quite frankly, it just doesn't work. At all. After adding several sites to the blocked list, my son can still access them without issue. There aren't "bad" sites per say, but like many others, he gets way too distracted and needs help staying on the sites he's allowed to access. 

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      • Sdtoddl
      • Sdtoddl
      • 9 mths ago
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      Shaun H I would contact tech support. I have/had the same issues as you are having with a need to block sites during the school day. The blocking is working for me. I have called tech support a couple of times and both times they were surprisingly provide excellent support. - One thing I want to point out is Apple implemented private wifi mac addresses on some of their devices. You have to turn this off otherwise each time the device joins the wifi, it spoofs a new hardware MAC address to stop tracking. The Eero is setting up the profile based upon the MAC address. https://support.apple.com/en-ca/HT211227. (That was one of my support calls.) I don’t believe the OS for the computer has that feature so your problem may be something else. I did notice when I blocked Netflix on his computer, it took a few minutes to implement. - Like I said, I would call tech support. I am sure they will get to the bottom of it.

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  • Shaun H you are using Chrome and this is where the issue comes in. Chrome uses "helper" apps and uses encrypted connections to allow website that you have blocked in Eero app to load - see the screenshot below. As you can see youtube is blocked (not loading in Safari, but Chrome has it loaded - no problem). Eero developers should take a note of this phenomena. 

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  • Was really hoping, perhaps unrealistically, that this would also block/filter the corresponding APPS to all of these aforementioned http/https... - such as SnapChat, YouTube, Instagram, Twitter, etc, etc, etc

    Thus far in my usage, blocking YouTube (for example) works for browser access, but does nothing to block the YouTube app (available on virtually every platform, not to mention the Chrome Helper 'apps' previously mentioned).

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      • Tuckery
      • Tuckery
      • 9 mths ago
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      ktro I also think this would be ideal. 

      Now I'm VERY EAGER to have the scheduled blacklisting of sites in place.  I need to disable access to my distractions while working from home.  It's really important.

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  • Thank you to the eero team for implementing this new feature! For me, it's working exactly as described for my setup now. 

    Previously, I had to redirect the DNS to OpenDNS and block individual sites there, but the new Block/Allow feature lets me control access for specific profiles right in the app. I can block epicgames and the nvidia gaming interface for my son's devices, and it breaks the Internet connections of the gaming desktop apps and websites. I can add the Block during normal school hours and remove it later.

    Currently, it's a manual process to add the Block and then remove it, but the eero team announced that a scheduling feature is coming next. I really appreciate the ongoing development.

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  • Hello all

    None of the filter features of actually working. I'm trying to block sites and no matter what I do they're still open. The feature is not working. I called the technical support team and I have yet to hear back from them why it is not working.

    I'm seriously considering returning the eero 6. If I can't do the basics then I don't need it 

    I'm a paying customer to their secure plus and I should get these things to work

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  • +1 request for a schedulable allowlist/denylist for specific websites, so that (for example...) kids don't get sucked into You/Tube during school hours.  Super important, especially with so many kids attending school remotely from home now.

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  • To anyone from the UK, this feature is ONLY available with Eero's subscription service, Secure, which is not offered to UK users.

     

    Very annoying.

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    • Asheboy To save the rest of the world the trouble I'd like to expand on this: the subscription is only available in the US and Canada. I'm off to buy Orbi.

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