Setting up OpenDNS Family Shield on your router

You can protect your local network from unwanted adult content by changing the DNS nameserver settings on your router to use the OpenDNS FamilyShield DNS servers.  It’s a free service that blocks most adult content at the networking layer.

I have a Linksys WRT-54GL with DD-WRT installed.  Here’s a good video that explains how to set up DNS servers on your DD-WRT.  Add the Family Shield DNS servers under Settings->Basic Settings -> Network Address Server Settings (DHCP) Just make sure the first nameserver in your DD-WRT settings is your router’s IP address (e.g 192.168.0.1)

DD-WRT Family Shield DNS setup

You can also add these DNS settings to your local /etc/resolv.conf on Linux or TCP-IP Settings on Windows.

The IP Addresses of the OpenDNS FamilyShiled nameservers is (in resolv.conf format):

nameserver 208.67.222.123

nameserver 208.67.220.123

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