Discord is one of the most popular VoIP programs out there right now. It started initially as a chat application for gamers but since then has evolved into a fully-fledged communication platform complete with video and voice calls and text messaging.
This has brought in an influx of users onto the platform. It can be used in a web browser also makes it rather easy to access on just about any device. This also creates a problem for network admins who might need to block specific programs on their network.
Whether you’re handling IT for a company or school or you’re just a parent looking to cut down on your kid’s Discord time, blocking the program can seem a little difficult when it’s so easily accessible.
In this article, we’re taking a look at how you can block Discord from a router.
Block Discord on router
The good news is, by playing around in your router settings just a little, you can block Discord access on your network. All you need to do is add Discord’s domains in your router’s domain blocker or firewall. After that, anyone connected to your router, either via LAN or WiFi, won’t use Discord anymore.
Note that different routers have different configuration UIs, and the settings are named differently. However, the general idea remains the same. The steps below are for a D-Link N300 router.
Step 1: Head over to your router’s configuration page and log in with your credentials. Most routers have their configuration pages on the base IP address, such as 192.168.0.0 or 192.168.0.1. Check your router’s manual for the exact address.
Step 2: Head over to the Firewall section followed by URL Filtering and check the Enable URL Filtering box.
Step 3: Make sure the Deny URL address radio button is checked and add discord.gg in the URL Address field. Click Save & Apply and restart your router.
Now, wait for your router to restart and discord.gg, Discord’s primary domain will be blocklisted, meaning anyone on your network won’t be able to access Discord anymore.
Also read: How to find your Discord ID?
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