How to block Opera VPN on router

  • Good day,

    The company I work for has social media websites blocked using OpenDNS, however, the employees are getting around this by using the OperaVPN. How do I enforce the block on these websites using my router? We are using a netgear nighthawk router.

    Please assist. Thanks.

  • Most routers have a "vpn passthrough" option that is on by default. It may have sub options of pptp, l2tp, ipsec. Otherwise you can block domains in the router as well. Something like .surfeasy.com might work.
    That method depends on if the initial connection requires resolving. I suspect it does because I accidentally blocked the opera vpn once with one of the opendns filters - think it was proxies. So that's another option, customize opendns configuration.

    Once a vpn or proxy connection is established though, local hosts files and dns settings become irrelevant as they are controlled by the vpn/proxy. So some vpn or proxie that uses an ip number for the initial connection wouldn't be affected by any domain filters.

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