SimpleSi Sounds good. I followed your instructions to the tee and I also got the same instructions off someone else who has got it working and all settings seems correct, but it just doesn't work!
If you can PM me your number that would be dandy!
Excellent.can you write it for others?
Yeah, just trying to get it working at my school now... then I will fully document!
Go to Dashboard, administration. Under Authentication click on local users, scroll down and check the box available to end users. Save.
Scroll down to local users. Click Add Local User. I called mine web.
Then go to Web Filter, override users, create a new list and call it Web. Then add user, select local users from the drop down, search for and add web to the list.
Then to set which rule sets you allow override on, it's Web Filter, Policy Management, Rule Sets, Students. Click override on the categories you want to override on. FYI - youtube is classed as 'adult'.
Et voila. When you get to the blocked page, just type in web and the password you set and away you go!
I can't thank @SimpleSi enough, because without his instructions I wouldn't have figured it out!
Has the lightspeed filtering blocked Apple App and Itunes store ? I'm sure BTSL have been tinkering because it was working last week..
I couldn't get onto the app store yesterday in one school
Just tried at today's school and now working
Maybe a blip?
I will try again later this aft but worked fine since its introduction.
mine was blocked. So unblocked itunes.apple.com now it works fine.
Thanks Joanne i bet its county tinkering
Hi Guys I am visiting a school today where they aren't happy with the Lightspeed facility as it is blocking most pages they use on a regular basis. They are wanting to go back to the old setup using their CLEO box as a proxy.1. This is new to me Lightspeed so I have just had a good read through this thread and found out quite a bit now already.2. How do we revert them knowing nothing on the server 2012 was changed and lightspeed has just kicked in.Any help appreciated.
you need to log onto the rocket console which is https://filter.education.btlsl.co.uk/login using the itcoord e-mail address and password. Then go to web filter, URL patterns, Student IP range, then unblock all the websites they need. Lightspeed is way better than what they had before because of the ability to control your own filtering. Once they see this they will understand it's better and stick with it
cheekycharly (14th October 2014)
Shame people will often be unhappy with a product because of the way it's managed/configured rather than the product itslelf!
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