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Posted on May 11, 2012 in Internet Safety Tutorials, Online Safety | 0 comments

OpenDNS tutorial 3 – Configuring OpenDNS to block adult websites

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Introduction
Tutorial 1 – Setting up (Windows XP)
Tutorial 1 – Setting up (Windows Vista)
Tutorial 1 – Setting up (Windows 7)
Tutorial 2 – Configuring the auto updater tool
OpenDNS homepage

You can configure OpenDNS to block adult websites using the online OpenDNS dashboard. Before you can use the OpenDNS content filters however, you must finish configuring the OpenDNS Updater tool. Log into your OpenDNS account and follow this tutorial (You may wish to open this page and your OpenDNS account page in separate tabs so that you can follow along with the video as you configure your account).

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Testing the site filter

Once you have configured adult site filtering, wait 5 minutes then try surfing to an adult site (if you don’t know any adult sites, try Google searching for some adult themes). If everything is working correctly, you should see a page like the one below appear whenever you try and access a blocked site:-

 

OpenDNS blocked a site

 

If you see the above page then your OpenDNS account is successfully configured to block adult websites.

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