How to block specific IP addresses on Asus routers

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If you’re trying to access certain streaming services, it’s a good idea to block specific IPs on your router.

To block specific IP addresses on your Asus router:

  1. With your router connected to the internet, go to 192.168.2.1 (or 192.168.1.1 or 192.168.0.1). If you’re stuck, see instructions for finding your router gateway.
  2. Sign in with your router username and password. The default username and password are usually admin and admin.asus router login
  3. On the left side menu, click LAN.asus click lan
  4. You will see a few tabs in the middle of the page. Click Route.asus click route
  5. Set “Enable static routers” to Yes.
  6. Add the following to the route list:
    1. Network/Host IP: 8.8.8.8
    2. Netmask: 255.255.255.255
    3. Gateway: <your router IP> (e.g. 192.168.2.1)
    4. Metric: 2
    5. Interface: LAN
  7. Click the + button on the right. Your screen should now look like this:asus add routes
  8. Repeat steps 6 and 7 using the following:
    1. Network/Host IP: 8.8.4.4
    2. Netmask: 255.255.255.255
    3. Gateway: <your router IP> (e.g. 192.168.2.1)
    4. Metric: 2
    5. Interface: LAN
  9. Depending on which streaming service you want to use, you may need to add a few more IPs. For the list of specific IPs, please contact the ExpressVPN Support team.
  10. Click Apply at the bottom of the page.
  11. If you’re on Windows, open your Command Prompt.
  12. If you’re on Mac, open your Terminal.
  13. Enter ping 8.8.8.8 and ping 8.8.4.4 (and the other IPs you blocked).
  14. The ping tests should fail (e.g. “Timed Out” or “Destination Host Unreachable”). If you get a response, check you have performed the steps above correctly. If the problem persists, reboot your router and repeat the steps above.
  15. Once you see the ping tests fail:
    1. Turn off your router
    2. Unplug it from the power source
    3. Wait for 30 seconds
    4. Plug in your router
    5. Turn on your router

Need help? Contact the ExpressVPN Support team for immediate assistance.

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