Tip: block YouTube with Peplink content blocking

Peplink Balance and Pepwave MAX are full-feature software defined (SD-WAN) routers. And with the latest 6.3 firmware, among other new features and performance improvements, you can block YouTube, whether accessed on the web or with the YouTube app.

To block YouTube, on your Peplink or Pepwave web admin interface, navigate to:

Peplink Balance: Network > Firewall > Content Blocking
Pepwave MAX: Advanced > Content Blocking

Then add these domains to the customised domains.

  • youtube.com
  • ytimg.com
  • ytimg.l.google.com
  • googlevideo.com
  • youtube.l.google.com
  • youtube-ui.l.google.com
  • s.ytimg.l.google.com
  • i.google.com

block youtube with peplink content blocking

And that’s it. Once the change is saved and applied, YouTube will no longer be accessible.

Note: Please make sure DNS settings and web cache are flushed after the changes are applied to avoid viewing YouTube content from your local cache.

Peplink never stops perfecting their products. In the next product firmware 6.3.2, Peplink plans to include a web blocking category checkbox for YouTube so blocking it will be as simple as a single click. Keep an eye out!

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