How to Block Adult Websites Without Software Using OpenDNS

Do you have children and want to protect them from adult websites?

Do you want to block all adult content on all your home network?

And without using any software?

This tutorial is for you!

You will learn how to use OpenDNS to block adult online using only one PC to update the network IP, for this you will need to set up the network to use the OpenDNS servers in the router.

If you want to block xxx websites only on one PC this tutorial is also for you especially if you have kids.

Let’s go!

Block Adult Websites Using OpenDNS for Free Without Software

Change DNS on Your PC

First open Run prompt and enter this command ncpa.cpl, click “OK“.

Right-click on your connection card or adapter and click “Properties“.

Choose “Internet Protocol Version 4 (TCP/IPv4)” and click “Properties“.

Check “Use the following DNS server addresses” and enter these IP addresses and click “OK“:

208.67.222.222
208.67.220.220

Change DNS on Your Router

If you are using a router and want to block xxx websites on all your network just login to your dashboard at http://192.168.1.1 and go to Advanced > Lan Settings and change the DNS servers.

Create an OpenDNS Account

Open this URL on a new tab and fill your information, (you will need your email and password later on so remember them): https://signup.opendns.com/homefree/

Open your inbox and click on the confirmation link…

Click on “Add a network“.

Click “Add this Network“.

Put a name for your network (e.g Home) and click on “OpenDNS Updater for Windows“.

After the program is downloaded install it…

Click “Finish“.

OpenDNS Updater will launch automatically, if not search opendns in Start and open “OpenDNS Updater“.

Click on “Update now“.

Back on your browser, go to “Settings” and choose “Moderate” and click “Apply“.

Changes need at least 10 minutes to take effect and allow your settings to propagate over OpenDNS network.

Try to open a adult website, you will see a message like this one…

There you have it!

You just learned how to protect your children from adult websites online using OpenDNS without using any software.

If you have any questions or just want to thank me leave a comment below!

Thanks and see you in the next tutorial.



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