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    Any one use opendns? + Advice / Suggestions

    Does anyone here use opendns?

    I was thinking of using it at home but wondering, can my ISP be annoyed or something if I change the modem router wireless that I bought, to Easydns's DNS servers?

    And can anyone give me advice on a modem router wireless, which is pretty good, fast, that has a blacklist that I can add entry's too and if possible (dont worry if not) that I can create custom error's, 404 - not found, etc and a custom "This site has been blocked page".

    Rember this is home enviroment

    Thought put here since it home enviroment and not work.
    Last edited by chrisredfield93; 6th March 2009 at 03:13 PM. Reason: I Meant to say opendns

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    use whatever sevice you like for DNS I use open DNS with NTL your ISP couldn't care less how you resovle you internet addresses

    you can use your host file on your (let me guess, teenage son?) computer and redirect www.xxx.com to BBC - Homepage
    for instance this will map google to yahoo you need to find an ipadress for the destination address
    216.109.118.69 www.google.com
    The Hosts File and what it can do for you

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    lol me being 21 this year and I have a teenage son ahh that frighting,

    Well I Know about the host file, but I got a couple computers, and I thought something on the wireless modem router and if any new connectors too.

    Thanks for input thou

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    I have installed this on my kids computers,

    K9 Web Protection - Free Internet Filtering and Parental Controls Software

    It seems do to the job, and also logs all thier online activity,

    They don't like it, I think its great...

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    Keep them coming, and rember modem router, since i cant install software on friends laptop or when they come round. custom Blacklist be nice :P any suggestions?

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    What router do you currently have?
    Most do filtering such as Sky BB's one where you can enter url's in the firewall rules to block access.
    As for using opendns I use that at home and just manually set my pc to use it rather then the routers one (which defaults to the ISP dns)
    ISP's wont care as it is not a bad thing.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ZeroHour View Post
    What router do you currently have?
    Most do filtering such as Sky BB's one where you can enter url's in the firewall rules to block access.
    As for using opendns I use that at home and just manually set my pc to use it rather then the routers one (which defaults to the ISP dns)
    ISP's wont care as it is not a bad thing.

    Well at moment i have got a "belkin G+ mimo Modem Router".

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    Quote Originally Posted by chrisredfield93 View Post
    Keep them coming, and rember modem router, since i cant install software on friends laptop or when they come round. custom Blacklist be nice :P any suggestions?
    The trouble with any kind of blacklist is keeping it up to date. I'd guess you could spend your evenings doing research surfing for porn in order to build a blacklist but it really will make you go blind :-)

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    lol well not planning on blocking everything, but if i know about it i can just block. Plus i dont think anyone use proxies in the house LOL

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    I would have thought it would have had firewall controls. Do you know the exact model?

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    Quote Originally Posted by chrisredfield93 View Post
    And can anyone give me advice on a modem router wireless, which is pretty good, fast, that has a blacklist that I can add entry's too and if possible (dont worry if not) that I can create custom error's, 404 - not found, etc and a custom "This site has been blocked page"
    Your ISP may specify that you must use their supplied router. There's nothing stopping you adding a Smoothwall/IPCop box to your network though and that could do the filtering.

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    Rember it home enviroment

    Belkin : Wireless G+ MIMO Modem Router

    Don't if they still produce now since N wireless is top i think for wireless

    and I bought the product myself not through my isp

    Plus what prices for product we be on about for custom blacklist and no subscription costs (so one-off payment) + if possible i can create a custom 404,etc, and/or "this page has been block"?
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    OpenDNS offer some good free tools, but their claim that their DNS servers are faster than everyone else's, is simply not true in my experience.

    By registering with them they offer good filtering tools (bearing in mind it's free), however (of course) with any form of DNS filtering, it can be bypassed by entering the IP of the website directly into IE. They've also started blocking sites which contain spyware, which is good to stop it on its travels

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    Well don't think I going have people trying IP's in a home enviroment unless they that desperate lol.

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    Quote Originally Posted by chrisredfield93 View Post
    lol me being 21 this year and I have a teenage son
    You fathered a child when you were 8?

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