Results 1 to 6 of 6

Thread: Websites blocked

  1. #1
    Regular Member TyGuy's Avatar
    Join Date
    Mar 2010
    Location
    , ,
    Posts
    775

    Websites blocked

    I decided to run up to Beloit for a little OC dinner before the USPSA practice in Rockford tonight. I'm sitting here and they have several "weapons" related sites blocked through their ISP. This is weird because Culvers has always been OC friendly in the past. At least OC.org isn't blocked!

  2. #2
    Regular Member AaronS's Avatar
    Join Date
    May 2009
    Location
    Milwaukee, Wisconsin, USA
    Posts
    1,497
    Have you talked to the manager?
    I'm thinking it was not done on purpose.

  3. #3
    Campaign Veteran
    Join Date
    Jul 2011
    Location
    West Bend, WI
    Posts
    308
    Could also have something to do with the wifi provider. Most businesses contract 3rd party companies to deal with wifi, so they are protected from user abuse (illegal downloads, porn, piracy, etc.) Google is a large partner in commercially provided wifi, and they recently decided to abolish weapons in the Shopping section.

    Most likely not the business owners thoughts


    Sent from my DROID RAZR using Tapatalk 2

  4. #4
    Regular Member TyGuy's Avatar
    Join Date
    Mar 2010
    Location
    , ,
    Posts
    775
    Yeah, I think it was an ISP thing. I didn't have the time to talk to the manager.

  5. #5
    Campaign Veteran
    Join Date
    Jul 2011
    Location
    West Bend, WI
    Posts
    308
    Once you access the wifi and open your browser, read the bottom of the acceptance screen.

    Also, something I just thought of. If it is an access point owned by the city (city hall, public library, school, etc) then its definitely firewall issue. Most of them block websites based off of search words. You can research the Desert Eagle on Wikipedia, but they will block sales sites

    Sent from my DROID RAZR using Tapatalk 2

  6. #6
    Campaign Veteran
    Join Date
    Feb 2009
    Location
    Milwaukee, Wisconsin, USA
    Posts
    196
    Most of these places use canned filters, and the managers don't really have a clue how to configure it... I've been to one where the filter blocked Gmail... Told the manager, and he said something along the lines of "yeah, I we just got this, and we haven't had the computer guys fix it yet".

    Sent using tapatalk

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •