Secure your home internet using OpenDNS

Nowadays we all are using internet for our daily needs and most of us have knowledge about internet and it’s threats. That’s why we are using one or another security software to protect our internet connection from malware or any other security threats.

Here i share some useful information about protecting your home internet connection without any help of any software.

We all have internet in our home or office and we use a single internet connection for our family members or employees/customers etc. This may lead us to some questions like,

  • How can i restrict access to adult websites ?
  • How can i access websites faster ?

The answer for these kind of questions is DNS (Domain Naming System) Server.

How can i restrict access to adult websites?

You can restrict access to websites which is treated as 18+ or websites those contains violence by simply change your DNS name servers into OpenDNS’s DNS name servers. The OpenDNS family shield name servers are

  • 208.67.222.123
  • 208.67.220.123

You just have to put these  name servers into your router configuration or connection properties. After you successfully configure your DNS naming server fields with OpenDNS family shield name servers your users will get protected until your DNS name server change.

For more information visit OpenDNS

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OpenDNS HomePage

How can i access websites faster ?

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You can reduce the resolve time by changing your DNS name server. You can do it manually or using tools like ‘DNS Jumper’. I usually use Google’s public DNS

  • 8.8.4.4
  • 8.8.8.8

You can also try OpenDNS

  • 208.67.222.222
  • 208.67.220.220

You can find more DNS name servers by google search or download ‘DNS Jumper’ a free tool which can configure these settings behalf of you.

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