Block Youtube Application from TP Link Router

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In the coronavirus pandemic, WHO recommends us to stay at home, work at home, and so on. Usually, the government applies lockdowns to force us to work, study at home, and stay at home. Fortunately, the internet makes work at home is possible, for several kinds of work, for example, digital marketing, and another business that we can do it with the internet. If we have a limited quota of the internet, we need to use it efficiently. We need to control the usage of internet quota. If we have one WIFI in our home, it is not easy to control our children to use the internet, especially when they use youtube that needs big quota. If you want to block youtube in all device include youtube application from router WIFI TP Link, I will show you.

First. open browser then type http://192.168.0.1/ . It will let you see control panel of TP Link. If you have another router brand, maybe you have different IP address to control panel of router.

Second, click access control. Setting a host. I set a host name , then I want a rule that apply all of device, so I set IP address of all device. 192.168.0.1 to 192.168.0.225

Third, setting a target. Click target under access control menu. Add new target.

If you click the “add new” button, you will see a picture like above. Change mode option to the “domain name”. Then you see a picture like below.

Then fill the target description a whatever name as you want. Then fill domain name with several youtube domain name. Youtube have 11 domain name, so we create four ID target.

Youtube domain name are

  • ytstatic.l.google.com
  • youtube-ui.l.google.com
  • googlevideo.com
  • youtu.be
  • i.google.com
  • youtube.l.google.com
  • ytimg.l.google.com
  • s.ytimg.com
  • youtube.com
  • www.youtube.com
  • m.youtube.com
  • ytimg.com
  • youtubei.googleapis.com

Here an example

The fourth step is to create a rule. Click rules under the access control menu. Then click the “add new” button. You will see picture like below.

Type “rule name”, choose the host that you already created, choose any target. Then you can save the setting.

Last step, thick “enable internet access control” then save as picture below.

Check to open the youtube app gadget. In my router, that is work. Then you can use the internet quota efficiently.