Bypass web content filtering with password

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    rotblitz

    Yes, this is possible. You have the following options:

    1. A Netgear router with OpenDNS LPC enabled: http://www.opendns.com/support/article/125
    2. The Enterprise versions of OpenDNS - Umbrella: http://www.opendns.com/business-security/

    It's your choice...

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    hotelsinger

    This is not a satisfactory answer.  What good is OpenDNS if the parents can't get access to certain content that they don't want their children to have??  

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    rotblitz

    "This is not a satisfactory answer."

    Why not? I listed nearly all options you have. Especially LPC is exactly what you're looking for. But you apparently want it for free.

    There is another free variation: Configure different (non-OpenDNS) resolver addresses on the computer used by the parents.

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    hotelsinger

    Incorrect. I do NOT want it for free.  I will pay, but I don't really want to see links to other pages or acronym'd solutions that I've never heard of.  I have a new Netgear router and found nothing about parental controls or OpenDNS in the configs.  I am happy to pay.  I don't have a ton of time and would like to be informed exactly what product I need to upgrade to, where to get it and how much it costs.  I looked at Umbrella but that seems to be a solution for businesses.  Isn't there a an option for just HOME USE?  It seems like a no-brainer to me.  It's obvious that just blocking everything is pointless as sometimes we need passworded access.
    Since there seem to be a few different business options, I don't need to end up paying too much for something I don't need.  I saw something called 'Premier' also. Does that not have this option?

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    rotblitz

    Then I say it a 3rd and last time: a Netgear router with OpenDNS' LPC enabled is for you!

    Visit http://netgear.com/lpc and click the "FAQ" tab to see if your Netgear model is capable for LPC.
    Only if yes, simply read on to see where to download the LPC firmware from and how to flash your router with it.
    If your router isn't listed there, you had to buy another of those Netgear routers being able to use LPC.

    On the same page http://netgear.com/lpc you can download the needed software for Windows or Mac OSX too. This is a Management Utility and a User Utility.
    Click the "Installation Tutorial" tab to get step by step instructions about how to use these.

    Further on, your dashboard is at https://netgear.opendns.com/ - this is not the normal OpenDNS dashboard which you shouldn't use any longer.

    I hope this helps.

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    rotblitz

    "I don't really want to see links to other pages or acronym'd solutions that I've never heard of."

    Well, these are the official pages as of the OpenDNS KB article http://www.opendns.com/support/article/125

    If you don't want to follow those, then you're out of the game with your request. This is the official OpenDNS solution for your purpose! You'll not get any other solution therefore ever.

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    hotelsinger

    Thank you. NOW I feel that this thread truly has a complete answer for the average parent, not just links that lead to more links.  So thank you for the complete explanation, even if your answers have a somewhat condescending tone.

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    hotelsinger

    I'm unsubscribing from this thread.  I hope it will be helpful to other parents out there wishing to quickly protect their children.

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    maintenance

    Then this also may be helpful: If you want to have a conversation where everything is described to you, contact Support or Sales. This is a user help forum, where we do our best to help other users by answering questions and pointing them to the relevant documents. One may be a better choice (although they are not mutually exclusive) than the other for your personal style and needs.

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