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Windows 7: Block Skype on Router

28 Jun 2014   #11
Alejandro85

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

It's trivial to block skype at the router level. You need to block outgoing connections to ports 80 and 443, it apparently uses standard HTTP(S) traffic internally, and a peer to peer approach if available on the same network. It also deprives computers of all web access too.

A more realistic, and still trivial, option is to use Windows Firewall. Just add an outgoing rule, select skype.exe executable file, and deny the connection, so it can't even connect to anything.


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07 Mar 2016   #12
ddr1958

64
 
 
Block Skype the easy way...

I have exactly the same problem. Just blocking skype does not work. I solved it by using OpenDNS .

I solved it by using OpenDNS and making it the default domain in my router. From that point you can simply filter what categories you want blocked including skype

Hint: If you don't want to be filtered like your daughter put the domain from your pc to 8.8.8.8 and 8.8.4.4
These are google DNS servers. That will bypass OpenDNS

OpenDNS is free ////dns severs 208.67.222.222 and 208.67.220.220

You now have an advanced system able to block groups you select
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08 Mar 2016   #13
ddr1958

64
 
 
Block Skype the easy way

OpenDNS is a company and service, which extends the Domain Name System (DNS) by adding features such as phishing protection and optional content filtering to traditional recursive DNS services. It is free. The DNS servers they use are 208.67.222.222 and 208.67.220.220. These DNS entries must be placed in your router

You can use OpenDNS and it will block skype. You can also block many others things such as xrated material if requested.

Note: If you donít want your computer to be filtered place 8.8.8.8 and 8.8.4.4 to bypass OpenDNS. This allows you to filter the entire house but not you or others.

This also provides stats on your DNS usage.
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01 Apr 2016   #14
Kyodan75

Windows 10 Pro 64-bit
 
 
OpenDNS does NOT block Skype!

OpenDNS does not block Skype. You can block the website, but not the services used to communicate via Skype. I am a little surprised anyone posted that this was possible!

https://support.opendns.com/entries/...-with-OpenDNS-
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01 Apr 2016   #15
ddr1958

64
 
 
OpenDNS

Categories you can block including skype.

Academic Fraud
Adult Themes
Adware
Alcohol
Anime/Manga/Webcomic
Auctions
Automotive
Blogs
Business Services
Chat
Classifieds
Dating
Drugs
Ecommerce/Shopping
Educational Institutions
File Storage
Financial Institutions
Forums/Message boards
Gambling
Games
German Youth Protection
Government
Hate/Discrimination
Health and Fitness
Humor
Instant Messaging
Jobs/Employment
Lingerie/Bikini
Movies
Music
News/Media
Non-Profits
Nudity
P2P/File sharing
Parked Domains
Photo Sharing
Podcasts
Politics
Pornography
Portals
Proxy/Anonymizer
Radio
Religious
Research/Reference
Search Engines
Sexuality
Social Networking
Software/Technology
Sports
Tasteless
Television
Tobacco
Travel
Video Sharing <- Skype
Visual Search Engines
Weapons
Web Spam
Webmail
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