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    How to Block World of Warcraft

    This is a discussion on How to Block World of Warcraft within the Sky Broadband help forums, part of the Sky Broadband help and support category; Can anyone explain how to block WOW from my Sky router I'm trying to block port 3724 but havn't got ...

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      Red face How to Block World of Warcraft

      Can anyone explain how to block WOW from my Sky router I'm trying to block port 3724 but havn't got a clue how to do this with my router. Anyone got time to post an idiots guide ?
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      Re: How to Block World of Warcraft

      Are you trying to stop someone from playing it?

      If you haven't opened any ports for it, then they should be blocked by default for incoming.




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      Re: How to Block World of Warcraft

      Moved to Broadband forum.




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      Re: How to Block World of Warcraft

      Quote Originally Posted by NewsreadeR View Post
      If you haven't opened any ports for it, then they should be blocked by default for incoming.
      Possibly UPnP is doing the required port forwarding? If so then it needs to be turned off in the router (log into router and untick UPnP then apply).

      However, you'd only need port forwarding if you were hosting a game wouldn't you? For just playing the game, the router will allow incoming in response to outgoing requests from that LAN IP. In that case then you'd need to set up a service in the router designating that port then create a firewall rule to block it.

      But then could the person running WOW then just use a different port (not familiar with WOW port requirements)?


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      You need to give us more info. What exactly is the problem and what do you want to achieve?

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      Re: How to Block World of Warcraft

      go to 192.168.0.1 and login

      click services -> add custom services
      enter following information;
      name = WOW
      type = tcp/udp
      start port = 3742
      finish port = 3742
      click apply

      click firewall rules
      under outbound services click add
      enter following information;
      service/name = WOW
      action = block always
      lan users = any
      wan users = any
      click apply

      under firewall rules ->inbound services delete any services which are for WOW or world of warcraft

      click UPnP and TURN OFF
      Last edited by skypaulusplus; 22-10-08 at 10:29 PM. Reason: cleaned up

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      Re: How to Block World of Warcraft

      Or you could cancel the WOW account & stop paying for it.
      It will soon stop itself.

     

     

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