FamilyShield is a special service offered by OpenDNS, meant for home users who want to block inappropriate websites.
FamilyShield will always block domains that are categorized in our system as: Tasteless, Proxy/Anonymizer, Sexuality and Pornography.
Unlike our standard Home service, you don't need a registered network or an account to use FamilyShield.
Here are our generalized router configuration:
1. Open the preferences for your router.
Often, the preferences are set in your web browser, via a URL with numbers (example: http://192.168.0.1 or http://192.168.1.1). You may need a password.
If you set the router password long time 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.
2. Find the DNS server settings.
Scan for the letters DNS next to a field which allows two or three sets of numbers, each broken into four groups of one to three numbers. It might look like this:
3. Put in the FamilyShield OpenDNS server addresses as your DNS server settings and save/apply.
Please write down your current settings before entering the OpenDNS addresses, just in case.
Browse to https://welcome.opendns.com/. If you have successfully set your public DNS to the our servers, you will see "Welcome to OpenDNS!".
If you have a specific router type, follow the instructions for that router but substitute 18.104.22.168 and 22.214.171.124 for the DNS server addresses.
If you're unable to configure your router to use FamilyShield, then we suggest you configure your computer instead with the FamilyShield DNS IP addresses (see Computer Configuration). You will get the same benefits, and if you have a small number of computers on your network, it's relatively easy.