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how can I configure it so that I would not need to change the settings after a computer restart? I really wanted to block the sites that are useless. By the way I chose the setting for a computer, not the router.

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up vote 2 down vote accepted

If you're referring to your IP settings changing upon reboot, install the OpenDNS Updater. It will update OpenDNS on your new IP settings whenever they change.

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tnx for your help man, – soul Dec 5 '09 at 2:04
You're most welcome. – John T Dec 5 '09 at 2:21

A little more info would help (OS, version?), but in general:

  • Open up the network configuration program/control panel
  • Find the configuration page for TCP/IP
  • If it is currently set to get the DNS server from a DHCP, change the setting so you can set it yourself
  • Set the values for DNS server to: and

Or just install the updater that John T mentioned :)

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Here's a nice OpenDNS tutorial for you:

Using OpenDNS for adult site filtering and online safety

including a video that explains how to use the OpenDNS Updater and Dashboard.

If you're using Windows 7, refer to the Windows Vista section.

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