Internet Filtering Not Working - Please Help

Posted on 2012-09-09
Last Modified: 2012-09-10
Hello All,

I am in desperate need of fixing my filtering in my home network. Open DNS rocked for the first few weeks with complete blockage of bad sites but now its not blocking any more...I am not sure why...PLEASE see the word attached in this question..

When I try typing some sites that should not be viewed by kids, it shows up. Hence the filtering against those bad sites is not working.
4.      I also tried to go to command prompt and try ipconfig /flushdns but  I am still able to see those bad sites
5.      In this case, I can only rely on EE Experts here who can tell me what I need to do. I really need to filter my internet.
EE has changed my life so far and I am very thankful to it.

Thank you and God Bless
Question by:Rayne
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    Expert Comment

    Go to IE > tools> option and there u can block the unwanted sites.........and also change the security per requirement......

    also recongifure the router.....take backup of ur ip and do it :)

    Author Comment

    Hello aadi369 :)

    The kids can use any browser really IE, chrome and else. So setting one browser setting might not be useful. Also they have there own laptops they use, to access the home Internet

    also recongifure the router.....take backup of ur ip ....To be honest with you - I am network newby with very less knowledge about this  - is it possible for you to direct me to a EE answer or any place else that shows me how to do that?

    Thank you

    Author Comment

    yes if I can get the open dns working as before, that would Perfect

    Author Comment


    I tried to reconfigure the router. Please see the attached doc with snapshots but it still the same issue

    Thank you
    LVL 16

    Expert Comment

    if you want to have content filtering in your home you have to have firewall with content managment service.... blocking bad webites in Browser or registry or ....... is not a SOLUTION... you may become old and your kids will be young while you are still adding / blocking/tying in your pc browser or registry.

    now a days almost all firewall supports content filtering, "some with license some without license" in the firewall you will find categories to block ... eg  
    content filtering
    once you block specific category "ALL WEBISTE" who ever fall in category will be automaticlly block.
    LVL 8

    Accepted Solution

    Did your IP address change?

    If so, you may need the OpenDNS Updater

    Author Comment

    Thank you Inbox788 :)
    You solved the issue. Thats why I believe:
    -Where there is a complex riddle, there is a Expert Exchange for its Solution.

    Long Live you All and EE. Thank you so much....I get to live another day without stress or worries.

    Author Closing Comment

    Superb help

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