FamilyShield is a special service offered by OpenDNS distinct from our standard packages. Meant for home users who want to keep their children from seeing inappropriate images on their computers, FamilyShield will always block domains categorized in our system as Tasteless, Proxy/Anonymizer, Sexuality, or Pornography. Unlike our standard Home service, you don't need a registered network to use FamilyShield, and it's just as easy to configure.
To use FamilyShield, you should set your DNS server entries: 18.104.22.168 and 22.214.171.124. On our website, you'll may notice that OpenDNS' DNS servers are 126.96.36.199 and 188.8.131.52, but these do not apply to FamilyShield customers.
As an example, here are our generalized router configuration settings with the FamilyShield resolvers instead of our normal ones. If you have a specific router type, follow the instructions for that router but substitute 184.108.40.206 and 220.127.116.11 for the DNS server addresses.
1. Open the preferences for your router.
If you're like us, and you set the router password long ago and cannot remember it now, you can often reset the password to the manufacturer default by pressing a button on the router itself.
Or preferences may be set via specific application for your router, which you installed on your computer when you added the router.
Please write down your current settings before entering the OpenDNS addresses, just in case.
5. Test your Settings
If you have any questions on FamilyShield not answered here, feel free to open up a support ticket or ask in the forums.