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Is there any way for me to configure my home router such that all outgoing requests coming from some of my local machines are rejected (deny them service), or better yet, redirect them to some other page?

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Depends on the brand of router. Which is it? Can you get openwrt.org running? –  Shi Jul 24 '13 at 0:18

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Typically it is possible to restrict internet to certain computers on your network, however it comes with some caveats.

  1. Your router must support "Access Restrictions"

The $50 netgear router you picked up from Best Buy will likely be very limited on the restrictions that can be placed on a computer inside the network.

A home router would likely need to be upgraded to a more powerful firmware. Some that come to mind:
- OpenWrt
- dd-wrt
- Tomato

On my dd-wrt router, I am able to restrict computers by day, website, or protocol. dd-wrt screenshot

Another popular solution is to use a full fleged firewall distribution running on an old computer you have laying around.

There are many free software solutions.

These will be your best bet because they will allow you to have full control over your network, while still providing relatively simple user interfaces.

Lastly, you could opt for enterprise level filtering by using a captive portal.
http://wiki.openwrt.org/doc/howto/wireless.hotspot.nodogsplash?s[]=nodogsplash

Resources
http://hak5.org/it/pfsense
http://hak5.org/episodes/hak5-1405
http://forum.pfsense.org/index.php?topic=7397.0
http://lifehacker.com/how-to-supercharge-your-router-with-dd-wrt-508138224

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