How To Block Discord On Your Network

Discord is a very popular platform among gamers. It has hundreds of million registered users. Because of how famous it is, many people use it every single day for hours on end. Children don’t focus on their homework, and adults spend a lot more time playing and chatting with friends instead of doing chores. 


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If you want to limit the use of this app, you can do it. If you want to block this program from being used, there are two ways to do it. You can block it from the router or the Firewall. Whichever option you choose, it will have the same effect.

We will share these two ways with you. That is why we have decided to make this simple step-by-step guide to block Discord. Follow these steps, and you will do it in no-time.

Option No. 1

The first option is blocking the program via the Firewall. With the help of the Firewall, you can block the program from accessing the internet. It is very easy to do. Just follow these simple steps. 

Step 1

 Press the “Windows” button on your keyboard and go to “Control Panel.”  Select the “Windows Firewall.”

Step 2

 Look for the “Advanced Settings.” It should be in the left corner. Click on it. 

Step 3

Select “Outbound Rules” to restrict Discord from having internet access. 

Step 4

 Select “New Rule” to add the program. It is on the right side. See the screenshot below. 

Step 5

 Select “Program” and go to the next step. 

Step 6

Select the Discord program by pressing on “Browse.” Or you can manually type the location of the program. It is up to you. 

Step 7

 Press “Block the connection” to restrict the Discord app from accessing the internet. Select the rules, like private, domain, or public. You can also give the New Rule a name. Once you press finish, Discord will no longer have internet access. That’s it.

Option No. 2

The second option is blocking the Discord from the router. If you’ve never blocked a program from your router, this might be a bit confusing, but you can do it. 

Most routers have a preset password and setup. With the password, you can log in the router control. You need to know your router’s IP to do this. To see your IP address go to “Control Panel” > “Network and Sharing Center.” 

Step 1

 Select the “Ethernet” option like in the screenshot below. 

Step 2

Go to “Details.”

Step 3

 This is your router’s IP address. Copy it. 

Step 4

Open your browser and paste or write this IP address into the search bar. Type in your username and password. The username is usually admin. But, it depends on the type of router you use. After you enter the page, you can go ahead and block any program on your device from accessing the internet. 

The page can look differently depending on the type of router you use. So, go ahead and search the site for the programs. That’s it.

Conclusion

If you want an easy way to block Discord from your Network connection, you can choose from these two options. Select the one that looks the easiest for you. This is an effective way to block your friends or family members from using Discord. You do have a lot of steps to follow, but they are very easy to keep up. That is why we made this simple guide for you. Hopefully, you found it to be helpful.