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    rotblitz

    "In another thread there is discussion of running an updater, but no information is given on what that is."

    The Knowledge Base is your friend:

    http://www.opendns.com/support/dynamic_ip/
    http://www.opendns.com/support/dynamic_ip_downloads/
    http://www.opendns.com/support/dynamic_ip_tech/

    Here you configure your network and register your IP address: https://dashboard.opendns.com/settings/

    "how to set the Admin privileges in Windows 7 so that the user can't change the DNS settings"

    Control Panel, User maintenance. You ensure that the user is a "regular user" and not an "Administrator". This is for all Windows NT based versions, not 7 only.

    "if opendns is put on the end user computer, does this work on all networks?"

    What networks? E.g. mine or worldwide? No, OpenDNS (does not work, but) is used on this computer only. You would want to configure the resolver addresses on the router to make it being used on your network as a whole.
    https://store.opendns.com/setup/router/

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    mosesmusic

    If I sign onto other people's wifi, will my computer's asking for OpenDNS make it actually happen?

    How would someone know to go to the knowledge base and read those links? Why aren't these included in the directions? I followed the posted directions and there are no filters working. I understand that rotblitz is just helping to be nice. I'm talking about the site designers. I paid, and the instructions are apparently not included. I have to know the exact names of the technical points to even know to search for them. Why isn't there a set of instructions for this labeled "Getting the Filters Turned On"?

    I can't even understand those articles. I guess they assume that only real network admins would ever buy their service.

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    rotblitz

    "If I sign onto other people's wifi, will my computer's asking for OpenDNS make it actually happen?"

    Actually happen what?
    Whatever, the OpenDNS Home versions (think why they are called this way), are for networks you own, not for your devices in other networks. Isn't this obvious?

    "I paid"

    Is this OpenDNS Home VIP? This is a home version.

    "How would someone know to go to the knowledge base and read those links?"

    Well, this is if someone has problems or questions. At least I and the people I know do.

    "Why aren't these included in the directions?"

    They are. I could show you how and where. You simply didn't see them.

    "Why isn't there a set of instructions for this labeled "Getting the Filters Turned On"?"

    Because this is not the main purpose of the service. This is furthermore a recursive DNS service, and beyond pure DNS you have a few features like stats and content filtering and security. But this is less important from a technical point of view. Whatever, this part of the instructions is there too if you followed the instructions flow as intended.

    And it's also included in the KB if you want to dive deeper: http://www.opendns.com/support/category/9

    "I can't even understand those articles."

    Good point. Then ask in the forum here about what you don't understand. But don't expect a basic ICT course. Such a forum is not the place for it.

    "I guess they assume that only real network admins would ever buy their service."

    This is partially true. You would no longer cross the street if you knew the drivers didn't have a license and didn't know anything about their cars unless you're attempting a suicide, would you? It can be even more dangerous if working with computers and networks without knowing anything about it...

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