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For example, whenever someone tries to go to apple.com, I want them to go to another website, but just when someone connects to my Wi-Fi. Maybe by using dnsmasq? Please don't be afraid to ask for clarification.

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Maybe you can adapt this: ex-parrot.com/pete/upside-down-ternet.html –  Daniel Beck Nov 26 '13 at 19:44
    
I.... don't understand that at all. How does that affect the network... –  Minedude78910 Nov 26 '13 at 19:46
    
Are you trying to have them login to your network, or just disallow access to certain sites? –  nerdwaller Nov 26 '13 at 19:52
    
For starters, you haven't really given us any information whatsoever on the reasoning behind this. Any answer provide you is therefore going to be merely a speculative stab at what we think you might actually want. –  Robert Harvey Nov 26 '13 at 19:54
    
Its sorta like a joke, I am making an alternate version of Apple.com. I would like them to be sent to that when they go on Apple.com, but only for my wifi network. So neither @nerdwaller and RobertHarvey, heres your reasoning :) –  Minedude78910 Nov 26 '13 at 19:54

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Those things are simple to do for someone who understands basic networking.

How and what you can do (and how reliably you can do it) will depend on what equipment you have available, not all home wi-fi routers are created equal in that regard. Some can be given custom firmware like Tomato or DD-WRT which give them extra features. The ability to redirect (or restrict) sites would be one such feature.

You can buy a Wi-Fi router that offers those features (or can be 'flashed') but you'd still need to configure it and this sounds like where you'll come unstuck. So, the best advice is to ask someone who knows what they're doing to set it up for you. Most techies are up for a little mischief on a home network in return for a beer or two.

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I want to use dnsmasq. Is there a way to do it, because it currently isn't working :). –  Minedude78910 Dec 10 '13 at 0:02
    
As per the answer my best advice is "ask someone who knows what they're doing to set it up for you." –  James Snell Dec 10 '13 at 12:20
    
I'm asking you, lol –  Minedude78910 Dec 21 '13 at 14:54

One of the easiest (and easiest to bypass) methods to do this is to set up a dns server that gives alternate address to the censored website that point at a specially configured webserver that redirects the traffic.

another method is a layer 3 switch and a transparent proxy.

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What does that mean, and how would one attempt this? It technically isn't censoring, it is just redirecting a url (such as Apple.com) –  Minedude78910 Nov 26 '13 at 19:52
    
I am not aware of any shrink wrapped packages to do this from a point and click, but it can be built with apache and bind. I would recommend starting with the book dns and bind from oriely to get started. –  hildred Nov 26 '13 at 19:57
    
I have no idea how to do any of the things any of you suggest, is their a simple way to do this, maybe buy a special box or something? –  Minedude78910 Nov 26 '13 at 20:03
    
learnable, but not simple. –  hildred Nov 26 '13 at 20:06

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