Strangers asking me to whitelist sites

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    mattwilson9090

    I'm not sure how much more simplified this can be made. None of the replies you pasted have any arcane jargon in them, and without knowing more about the specifics or what you have and are doing all that anyone can do is give general guidance and suggestions.

    - If you are running the IP Updater on a laptop or other mobile device uninstall it and don't use it on there. IP updates should only be coming from your router or a desktop computer that does not move.

    - Contact your ISP to see if they are giving you a static or dynamic address, and if that address is shared with anyone else. If you reply back with this information we can give some more specific guidance.

    Failing this either hire a computer professional to resolve this for you, or get a friend who truly knows about networking technology (meaning someone who works in the field for a living, not someone who does it as a "hobby". Since you say you're using Comcast, unless you are doing something very unusual they should be able to resolve it for you in an hour or less of billable time.

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    mattwilson9090

    I just noticed that you posted this in the Netgear Live Parental Controls forum. Are you using one of these routers? If not, you posted in the wrong place. If so, you are trying to use two incompatible things, namely the OpenDNS dashboard and the LPC service. They are incompatible and you will need to step using one or the other.

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    rappster

    Matt thanks much for your input, and I'll be sure to get the right expertise to help me correctly follow the advice given to others with the same problem. Confused about your second post however since my understanding that LPC is powered by OpenDNS  per attached. It's been working like a charm for months now and this is my first experience with the symptom I mentioned. 




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    mattwilson9090

    Yes, LPC uses OpenDNS to provide it's functionality, but it does work correctly when you are also trying to use a "standard" OpenDNS account, which is administered at www.opendns.com. If you are using both at the same time you need to decide if you want to use LPC or "standard" OpenDNS and disable one or the other.

    If you are only using LPC then the only way you could be getting these messages is if others are connecting to your network, such as through an unencrypted Wi-Fi network. However, given the information talked about in your initial post it sounds as if a laptop or something else is using an IP Updater to update a standard OpenDNS account when it is on other people's network, which is why you are getting so many messages from other people. Since you say you are using LPC you need to stop using either LPC or "standard" OpenDNS and completely disable the one you don't want to use.

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    rotblitz

    @rappster 
    As you want to use LPC, visit https://dashboard.opendns.com/settings/ and delete the network(s) there. 
    Your dashboard is not this, but only at https://netgear.opendns.com/
    The e-mails from strangers will stop at this point.

    OpenDNS support was not aware about you using LPC.

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