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Windows 7: Block Skype on Router

11 Feb 2012   #1
Rolovis

Windows 7 Home Premium 64bit
 
 
Block Skype on Router

Hello everyone.

I have a 13 year old daughter that's skyping more than I'd like her to. I'd like to block Skype on my Netgear WPN824v3 router. However, I've tried blocking Skype as a keyword, and all ports from 1024 to 65535 and it still allows the calls going through on my tests.

Any ideas?

Thanks in advance!


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11 Feb 2012   #2
Dwarf

Windows 8.1 Pro RTM x64
 
 

It is notoriously difficult, and virtually impossible, to block Skype due to the way it operates. It is capable of utilising multiple protocols and can dynamically assign ports for its use if others are blocked. The only practical way would be to uninstall the application.
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11 Feb 2012   #3
Solidwave

Win7Ultimate x64 + x32, Win7Pro x64, XP x32, Win 2003, Ubuntu and OpenIndiana
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Rolovis View Post
Any ideas?
Uhhh, talk to your daughter about her phone use?

You're looking for a passive-aggressive technological fix for a parenting problem. That's really not an appropriate solution.
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11 Feb 2012   #4
Golden
Microsoft MVP

Windows 7 Ult. x64
 
 

Nor is it appropriate to make generalised suggestions about what we perceive to be a "parenting problem". Who is to say she hasn't already talked to her daughter, and that this is a last resort?

Don't be too quick to pass judgment on what appears to you to be an inappropriate solution - you do not know the facts of the situation.

Regards,
Golden
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11 Feb 2012   #5
JMH

Win 7 Ultimate 64-bit. SP1.
 
 

Yes Golden, we do not have the facts at our disposal.

I agree with Dwarf's premise that it is almost impossible to block Skype without removing it totally.

If the "child" is technically deprived of Skype she can readily substitute with other more costly forms of communication.

Solidwave has merely stated the obvious.
The "elephant" in the room is the child /parent relationship.
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15 Feb 2012   #6
Sparr0w

Window 7 Ultimate x86
 
 

I read a solution on a website regarding the same for the old tumblr dashboard. Its say you can block skype by having Routers that support NBAR (Network Based Application Recognition) protocols. It enables the recognition of Skype packets and enables blocking them. There are some Cisco routers that support this technology for tumblr. You can try it.

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15 Feb 2012   #7
Infinite

Windows 7 Ultimate SP1 - 64 Bit
 
 

You might be able to use a third party software to block Skype without a password or setup Parental Controls.
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15 Feb 2012   #8
metalmania31

Windows 7 Pro 64bit build 7601 SP1
 
 

There's always the 1911 to daughters computer. Kidding.
You might look into this article.
Yahoo! Answers - How to block skype in my network? ten points to the best answer!?
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15 Feb 2012   #9
acuratlsdit

Windows 7 x64 Ultimate
 
 

I know for a fact that Kaspersky Labs Internet Security 2012 has a function to block certain applications from running.

Keeping that in mind,

Do you have any parental software on her computer possible Norton, Kaspersky that you can enable the parental control to stop that application from running.
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28 Jun 2014   #10
calverley79

windows 8.1
 
 
blocking skype

1. Set up a guest network on your router.
2. change the username and password on the router
3. enable firewall on the guest network
4. change the wep key on the primary network
5. use the guest network on any shared pc.
6. if you can find the mac address you can limit internet usage to specific times through the firewall
7. to block skype add the following to your web filter

111.221.74.0 ALL 11:00 PM 09:00 AM 24 24 TCP Block Yes
111.221.77.0 ALL 11:00 PM 09:00 AM 24 24 TCP Block Yes
157.55.235.0 ALL 11:00 PM 09:00 AM 24 24 TCP Block Yes
157.55.56.0 ALL 11:00 PM 09:00 AM 24 24 TCP Block Yes
157.56.52.0 ALL 11:00 PM 09:00 AM 24 24 TCP Block Yes
213.199.179.0 ALL 11:00 PM 09:00 AM 24 24 TCP Block Yes
64.4.23.0 ALL 11:00 PM 09:00 AM 24 24 TCP Block Yes
65.55.223.0 ALL 11:00 PM 09:00 AM 24 24 TCP Block Yes
skype.com ALL 11:00 PM 09:00 AM 0 0 TCP Block Yes
talk.google.com ALL 11:00 PM 09:00 AM 0 0 TCP Block Yes
talkx.l.google.com ALL 11:00 PM 09:00 AM 0 0 TCP Block Yes
chatenable.mail.google.com ALL 11:00 PM 09:00 AM 0 0 TCP Block Yes
talkgadget.google.com ALL 11:00 PM 09:00 AM 0 0 TCP Block Yes
157.55.130.0 ALL 11:00 PM 09:00 AM 24 24 TCP Block Yes
dir1.sd.skype.net ALL 11:00 PM 07:00 AM 0 0 TCP Block Yes
dir2.sd.skype.net ALL 11:00 PM 07:00 AM 0 0 TCP Block Yes
dir3.sd.skype.net ALL 11:00 PM 07:00 AM 0 0 TCP Block Yes
dir4.sd.skype.net ALL 11:00 PM 07:00 AM 0 0 TCP Block Yes
dir5.sd.skype.net ALL 11:00 PM 07:00 AM 0 0 TCP Block Yes
dir6.sd.skype.net ALL 11:00 PM 07:00 AM 0 0 TCP Block Yes
dir7.sd.skype.net ALL 11:00 PM 07:00 AM 0 0 TCP Block Yes
dir8.sd.skype.net ALL 11:00 PM 07:00 AM 0 0 TCP Block Yes
http1.sd.skype.net ALL 11:00 PM 07:00 AM 0 0 TCP Block Yes
http2.sd.skype.net ALL 11:00 PM 07:00 AM 0 0 TCP Block Yes
http3.sd.skype.net: ALL 11:00 PM 07:00 AM 0 0 TCP Block Yes
http4.sd.skype.net ALL 11:00 PM 07:00 AM 0 0 TCP Block Yes
http5.sd.skype.net ALL 11:00 PM 07:00 AM 0 0 TCP Block Yes
http6.sd.skype.net ALL 11:00 PM 07:00 AM 0 0 TCP Block Yes
http7.sd.skype.net ALL 11:00 PM 07:00 AM 0 0 TCP Block Yes
http8.sd.skype.net ALL 11:00 PM 07:00 AM 0 0 TCP Block Yes
skype.net ALL 11:00 PM 07:00 AM 0 0 TCP Block Yes

(I have blocked skype from 11 pm to 7 am on all days on all ports. It might be overkill but it's worth it to keep the kid from doing bad stuff in the middle of the night, it also blocks google talk and google chat)
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