How to set up a free family, home and child internet filter? Which is the best parental internet filter? There are plenty of choices, most of them comes in sophisticated software, however, if buying a piece of software is out of the question, why don’t you try the free open source parental internet filter by OpenDNS? It is a community based internet filter settings for your computer.
OpenDNS is the leading provider of free security and infrastructure services that make the Internet safer through integrated Web content filtering, anti-phishing and DNS. OpenDNS services enable consumers and network administrators to secure their networks from online threats, reduce costs and enforce Internet-use policies.
Hardware Internet Filter For Router
To set up this free hardware internet filter, all you have to do is set the DNS addresses in your router to OpenDNS settings. Login to your router’s setting page (usually the router’s IP address is http://192.168.0.1), type in OpenDNS addresses in Primary DNS Address and Secondary DNS Address fields.
Internet Filter For Microsoft Windows XP, Vista, 7
Here is a simple step by step tutorial on how to set up OpenDNS for your Windows XP.
- Select Control Panel then click Network Connections
- Choose your connection from the Network Connections window.
- Click Properties button.
- Select Internet Protocol (TCP/IP) and click Properties.
- Use the following DNS server addresses – 126.96.36.199 and 188.8.131.52