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Here are some of the Categories that can be blocked with the Websecure Router..

Fraud, Adult Themes, Adware, Alcohol, Automotive Blogs, Chat, Classifieds, Dating, Drugs, E-commerce/Shopping, File storage, Forums/Message boards, Gambling, Games, Hate/Discrimination, Humor, Instant messaging, Jobs/Employment, Movies, Music, News/Media, Nudity, P2P/File sharing, Photo sharing, Podcasts, Politics, Pornography, Portals, Proxy/Anonymizer, Radio, Religious, Search engines, Sexuality, Social networking, Software/Technology, Sports, Television, Tobacco, Travel, Video sharing & Webmail

How to install manual:

The following document is a step by step guide to install your Websecure Mikrotik router at your home or office. Please make sure that you meet the requirements before proceeding.

You require the following to make your Websecure router work.

You need to have an internet connection with a unique IP address. It can be a Dynamic address as long as it is linked to your router specifically. The Websecure server works on DNS and requires the router to communicate with Open DNS servers. If your connection has any kind of DNS redirection your Websecure router will not function. If you are unsure about this – contact your ISP and find out if your connection meets the requirements.

The Open DNS servers are located internationally and will only function if you have international access. Ensure that your package is enabled for international browsing and that you are not limited during the month.

Once your router is connected – Websecure support will be able to access your router and make the adjustments required for your needs.

Websecure wishes you safe browsing.

 

Index:

 

•  Introduction

•  Testing your connection

•  How to connect your device

•  Contact Websecure for configurations and alterations

 

 

Introduction:

The Websecure router is a device that can be used to limit access to websites by domain or category. This can function as a device that provides safety to the users, protecting young children from adult websites, violence or social networking. It can also increase productivity and help bring down the expenses associated with internet and the capacity used.

The Websecure service relies on the Open DNS domain listing service and uses it in conjunction with the abilities of the Mikrotik router to ensure a fast and easy way to secure and manage the connectivity to the internet.

This router redirects DNS request from users within the network to the Open DNS account with the restrictions and there is no easy way to bypass the system. This ensures that the content is always filtered with no security risks. The Websecure router only filters external content and has no effect on the internal network whatsoever. This service can be implemented without any concerns of internal network adjustments.

The default setup of the Router allows for multiple configurations without the need of support.

Follow the instructions carefully and you will be on your way in a few easy steps and start to enjoy the benefits that Websecure can bring to you, your workplace or your family.

 

Testing your connection:

Do the following tests to check if you are ready to start using the Websecure router:

•  Test DNS resolution to the Open DNS servers by doing a nslookup using their servers.

•  First go to the command prompt. (if not sure how to do this press f1 when on the desktop and search for ‘command prompt').

•  Type in the following at the prompt and press enter > nslookup opendns.com resolver1.opendns.com

It should give a result that looks like the example below…

 

C:\Users\Websecure>nslookup opendns.com resolver1.opendns.com

Server: resolver1.opendns.com

Address: 208.67.222.222

 

Non-authoritative answer:

Name: opendns.com

Address: 208.69.38.160

 

 

C:\Users\Websecure>nslookup opendns.com resolver2.opendns.com

Server: resolver2.opendns.com

Address: 208.67.220.220

 

Non-authoritative answer:

Name: opendns.com

Address: 208.69.38.160

C:\Users\Websecure>

 

•  The “ C:\Users\Websecure>” part will change according to your computer installation and setup.

•  If you get any errors during this test you will need to contact your ISP for support.

•  Do a trace to establish if you have a direct connection to the internet

•  First go to the command prompt. (if not sure how to do this press f1 when on the desktop and search for ‘command prompt').

•  Type in the following at the prompt and press enter > tracert resolver1.opendns.com

It should give a result that looks like the example below…

C:\Users\Websecure>tracert resolver1.opendns.com

Tracing route to resolver1.opendns.com [208.67.222.222]

over a maximum of 30 hops:

1 1 ms <1 ms 1 ms 192.168.100.1

2 3 ms 2 ms 2 ms 41.87.197.249

3 21 ms 5 ms 5 ms 41.66.150.135

4 4 ms 6 ms 5 ms 41.66.150.9

5 14 ms 13 ms 11 ms 41.66.138.125

6 14 ms 20 ms 10 ms 41.87.202.1

7 7 ms 21 ms 37 ms 41.66.150.77

8 159 ms 161 ms 163 ms ld-gs-msc-m-to-ct-ro-msc-m-sat3-core-p2p.africai

nx.net [41.66.132.49]

9 179 ms 161 ms 164 ms 195.50.122.217

10 163 ms 163 ms 159 ms 195.50.122.86

11 159 ms 161 ms 158 ms resolver1.opendns.com [208.67.222.222

 

You should see a non private IP address range from the line after the gateway – above the gateway is 192.168.100.1 (a private address is normally 10.*.*.* or 172.16.*.* or 192.168.*.*)

If this is not the case, it could mean that you have a shared network and not able to use the Websecure service.

Verify this by testing the address that your network has been NAT'ed to – browse to

http://www.whatsmyip.org

This website will reveal your source IP and it should be more or less the same as your first non private gateway address.

 

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This is more or less the same as the first non private address in the trace above…

2 3 ms 2 ms 2 ms 41.87.197.249

If any of these tests are not as explained above – seek additional assistance to see if you are able to make use of the Websecure service.

 

How to connect your device:

 

The Websecure router will look like the image below:

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The device has 5 ports numbered from 1 to 5 – there are also indication lights on the top right hand corner that indicate an active connection – use these lights to verify that the cable and the devices connected are functioning properly – if the light corresponding to the port is not on – it means the connection will not work.

Port 1 is always connected to your internet modem/router – this device is the one which supplies the internet to you currently. The modem should give out DHCP for the Websecure router to obtain the correct settings to be able to connect to the internet.

Port 2 will be the most common used port and is the one that will link to your network switch or single PC – this will be where all the users will be connecting through to be restricted by the Websecure service – this port has DHCP enabled and users should automatically obtain their IP addresses and DNS from the unit.

Port 3 is configured exactly as port 2 with the only difference being that no DHCP service is running on this port – this will be used on a network where DHCP is already used or where the user wishes to assign addresses statically. The default IP of this port is 192.168.199.1 with subnet of 255.255.255.0 but can be changed once the unit is connected and remote access is possible.

Port 4 is a bypass port where a PC, Laptop or network can be connected that will bypass the Websecure service in the case of emergency or if the service is blocking something that needs to be accessed – this port is unrestricted and should be used cautiously, and only if required – this port will not limit or restrict any content whatsoever.

Port 5 is a remote assistance port – this port is only used if you require help from Websecure support. This port also assigns a single DHCP address which will be used by the support technician to gain access to a PC connected to be able to assist the user remotely – the PC must accept Remote Desktop connections or have VNC service installed for visual guidance – this software can be downloaded from the internet as freeware – make sure you have this before installing the Websecure router.

The ports can be reconfigured for specific needs in case of existing networks and complicated setups.

Access to the Websecure router is restricted to support personal only – no logins will be issued to users or IT personal!

The router comes with 2 power-supplies – the main power supply is a surge protected power supply and should be used as first option in all instances – the secondary power supply is only for emergency backup.

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You will also receive 2 short Cat5e fly leads that can be used to connect the unit – you might need to get customized cables if you need to connect over longer distances or into existing infrastructure.

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Please save all packaging and accessories for warranty purposes – all devices come with standard factory carry in warranty. Contact Websecure support for instructions on replacement and procedures thereof.

You will need to supply the Websecure invoice number for reference purposes.

All parts are tested before leaving the Websecure technical department to ensure that it is in working condition – Websecure accepts no liability for any lost or damaged equipment although parcel insurance is supplied by the Courier service to ensure customer satisfaction.

Contact Websecure for any discrepancies that may arise during the purchase and delivery of the product.

Contact Websecure for Support:

 

The main contact medium for Websecure is to mail support@websecure.co.za

If you are unable to mail support or have an emergency – please contact Websecure on the numbers supplied on the website http://www.websecure.co.za in the contact us section.