How do I use OpenDNS at home?
What You Should Do
- Sign up for OpenDNS. I recommend OpenDNS Home, but you can choose a different plan.
- Configure your router for OpenDNS.
- Install OpenDNS Updater on the computer that will be most frequently connected to your home Internet connection.
- Configure your OpenDNS settings.
- Test OpenDNS.
Is it safe to use OpenDNS?
OpenDNS is a good service for home use to block unwanted contents, but as far as privacy is concerned, yes you are sharing all your URLs with openDNS. By using appliance your privacy concerns could be safe but you need some technical expertise to configure these appliance, because it will be installed at your home.
What is a free OpenDNS account?
The free account protects anybody behind your home network gateway. OpenDNS will ask you to register your network. This means you need to tell OpenDNS what network it should be monitoring. Before doing this, you need to point your network’s DNS at OpenDNS, which is 208.69. 38.205.
Why should I use OpenDNS?
Here’s why: Unlike the DNS servers of your less reliable ISP, OpenDNS servers store the IP addresses of millions of websites in their cache so it would take less time to resolve your requests. Another huge advantage of using OpenDNS is that it blocks phishing websites from loading on your computer.