How to use OpenDns Home

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    rotblitz (Edited )

    It looks like you did it right, and it should work.  What exact router model do you have?  Why did you configure OpenDNS on the DHCP/LAN side, not on the WAN side?  Can you post a screen shot of this page?

    Are you using OpenDNS now? Check it at http://welcome.opendns.com/
    Did you flush your caches once after the settings change?  https://support.opendns.com/hc/en-us/articles/227988627

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    ammba (Edited )

    Thank you for you reply @rotblitz

    In WAN side I have no DNS fields, I always use the DNS Filter addresses in LAN side.

    After using the (Custom) filter option it works fine ... I tried before the ready made options ( High, Mid and Low ) but it didn't work.

    I don't know if it is a lucky strike or it is recommended to use the (custom ) option.

    Can you tell me how can use the DNS updater software on my android mob.

    Thanks a lot

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    rotblitz (Edited )

    "I tried before the ready made options ( High, Mid and Low ) but it didn't work."

    Weird.  These levels probably did not cover the categories you wanted to block.  You may have caught these categories with the custom filtering now.  Or your IP address was not registered at https://dashboard.opendns.com/settings/ at this time.

    "Can you tell me how can use the DNS updater software on my android mob."

    You should not run such software on roaming devices, because they might update the IP address information from locations you don't want to register, and your home network loses its settings then.  If you use this device only at home, then you download an updater app from the Play Store:
    https://play.google.com/store/search?q=dynamic%20dns%20update&c=apps
    The app must support at least one of OpenDNS, DNS-O-Matic or "user defined / custom".

    Or you update with the browser (Chrome) using this URL as a bookmark:

    https://updates.opendns.com/nic/update?hostname=YourNetworkLabel

     

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    ammba

    I think the main problem is the time required for setup changes to make effect...
    The update URL is very useful
    Thank you for your kind reply

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    rotblitz

    If you flush your local caches once after a settings change, there will be no delay.
    https://support.opendns.com/hc/en-us/articles/227988627

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