Broadcom is a company that produces various types of chips and hardware components for networking equipment and does not have direct control over the internet traffic of devices using their products. However, there are ways to block WhatsApp access using networking equipment incorporating Broadcom components.
Here are the general steps you could follow:
- Identify the device on your network that is accessing WhatsApp. You can do this by monitoring the network traffic of devices on your network using network monitoring tools like Wireshark or tcpdump.
- Block the IP addresses or domain names used by WhatsApp on your router. This can be done by accessing your router’s configuration page and adding the IP addresses or domain names to the blacklist. To find the IP addresses and domain names used by WhatsApp, you can perform a search online or use network monitoring tools to capture the traffic originating from the WhatsApp app on your device.
- If blocking specific IP addresses or domain names does not work, you can try blocking all traffic to and from the WhatsApp app on your network by creating a firewall rule. This can be done by accessing your router’s configuration page and creating a rule to block all traffic to and from the IP address of the device that is running WhatsApp.
It is important to note that blocking access to WhatsApp using networking equipment may not be effective in all cases, as there are ways for users to bypass these restrictions by using VPNs or other methods. Additionally, blocking access to WhatsApp may not be legal in all countries, so it is important to check the local regulations before implementing such a measure.