3 Replies Latest reply on Oct 14, 2014 9:59 AM by levi

    URL Filter Issues

    moulegend New Member

      Good Morning All,

       

      I have a NetVanta 5305 router without a websense server in which I have enabled URL filtering along with Top Website reports.  With that being said, as soon as I apply the web filter to an interface assignment I am no longer able to download windows updates, adobe updates, or any .exe files from the web.  I have tried removing all websites from the blocked portion and as soon as I apply the filter to the interface the same thing happens.  If I turn off the web filter and set it to <none> on the specified interface, everything operates as it should except I'm not blocking the sites I need to.

       

      Is there a reason why a simple web filter blocking a few sites would not allow downloading updates or .exe files on an interface?

       

      Thank you for your help,

       

      James