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    rotblitz

    Netgear LPC is incompatible with OpenDNS Home Basic or VIP/DeLuxe.  Use either the one or the other.

    "Is there any way to remove them without turning the parental controls off again at the router?"

    Use a local ad blocker like AdBlock Plus.

    "(Obviously I would keep my paid OpenDNS account)."

    You can keep it and pay for it, but you can't use it as long as you have LPC enabled.  This is why you see the ads again.

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    judesudbury

    I second this objection. We should have the option of having a paid for filtering service so that my kids don't see these questionable ads. I'm surprised that they are allowed. It lowers the tone of the service. Today, for example, my son was presented with one of those "you've won an iphone" nonsense. You can't install an adblocker on all devices - ipads etc. Stop the ads!

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    rotblitz

    "We should have the option of having a paid for filtering service so that my kids don't see these questionable ads."

    Did you think this does not exist?  It does!  This is exactly OpenDNS Home VIP where you can disable the ads on the Guide and Block pages.  So what?

    This is not available with Netgear LPC, because this is not a paid service, but comes free with most Netgear routers.  But you can use OpenDNS Home VIP also with a Netgear router, of course.  You simply disable the router's LPC, follow the instructions (https://store.opendns.com/setup/device/netgear), and then you can use OpenDNS Home VIP with ads disabled and everything else like content filtering and stats.

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    judesudbury

    Yes, but the advantage of using the Netgear LPC is that you don't need to have a PC running the openDNS client to keep openDNS aware of your public IP. I don't want to have to keep a PC on in order for the filter rules to be applied correctly. I wish there was a mix of the two - Home VIP with the Netgear's ability to keep your public IP current.

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    rotblitz

    Isn't the DDNS Update Client of your router able to update DNS-O-Matic or OpenDNS?  I would expect it is.  Use this to keep your IP address information updated at OpenDNS, so you don't need to keep a computer running for the updates.

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