@casino Since you are the first one reporting this problem, please provide more details so that we can recreate it.
For example, what steps did you take? Did you disable parental control at the router level? What websites were you trying to access and were blocked? What were the settings for the profile to which your device belong? Or does it block devices in all profiles?
I often enable and disable parental control for to test the router. When i enable TOR, VPN and Literal IP addresses block and then disable them, many times i have this problem. And i must to do the reboot.
I disable parental control only for the home pc profile, not at router level.
Sometimes i can’t surf in internet, other times there are sites like “pcwrt.com” that doesn’t work and other times can’t load images like the screenshot example that i’ve posted above.
Ok, we got hold of a Windows XP box with Chrome version same as yours. We managed to repeat your error once. But the error went away immediately after we cleared the DNS cache with “ipconfig /flushdns“. We tried to repeat the error for a second time but were not able to.
One thing we noticed was that after we cleared the DNS cache, Windows XP was no longer caching DNS answers. That helps explain why we weren’t able to repeat the error. And it seems to indicate that Windows XP DNS caching is somewhat unpredictable.
After you do “iptables /flushdns“, can you do “iptables /displaydns” to see if the DNS cache was really cleared?
Also, if this happens again, can you reboot the PC instead the router and see if the problem goes away?
@casino Please understand that this is not a pcWRT bug. We used the same OS and same browser version as yours and cannot reproduce the problem. It’s a problem specific to your PC. And that explains why no one else was complaining.
Can you remove your hosts entries on the PC and see if the problem goes away?