Computers How tos

How To Block Adult Websites

Hey guys,

In this post, we will be talking about how to block adult websites in a very simple way.
Our method will involve something that is called DNS (Domain Name System).

If you want to follow this video guide here it is

If you hate videos you can follow this written guide as well
Let’s first talk about what is DNS and what is its job.

Domain Name System, DNS for short is what makes you access a website. It translates what you type in the URL into the website’s IP Address making you able to access that website.

Now to be able to block adult websites through the DNS I would have to create one and put every adult website’s IP Address to restrict accessing that website. Luckily for us, there are a couple of businesses out there that already provide this service for us and for free.

One of the best out there is OpenDNS.
OpenDNS provides us with its FamilyShield DNS for free, it blocks most of the adult websites out there and it’s reliable.

Cool, so what is left for us is to implement that DNS in our system in order to block those websites.
There are 2 ways to do so and it depends on your needs, the first way is to implement on a specific computer in order to block those websites on it but the rest of the devices on the network will be able to access them, the second way is to implement it on all your network so that no device will be able to access those websites.

First, we will talk about how to implement it on a specific computer:

1- Right click on your network and then click on open network and sharing center.

2- Click on change adapter settings.

3- Double click on your adapter and then click on properties.

4- Scroll down until you see Internet Protocol Version 4 then double click it.

5- Check “Use the following DNS server addresses” then copy those DNS addresses and paste them.
OpenDNS Family Shield :-
Preferred DNS Server: 208.67.222.123
Alternate DNS Server: 208.67.220.123

6- Click Ok and then close all of the other windows.

That’s it for how to implement OpenDNS Family Shield on a specific computer.

Second, we will talk about how to implement it on all your network:

First, go and check your router and turn it on it’s back, you will see a sticker there identifying the local IP Address of the router and the username and password which will be required to access the router. Most routers use “192.168.1.1” as its local IP Address and “admin” as its username and password.
I will be demonstrating this on a TP-Link router but most of the routers will have the same options.

1- Open your browser and type in your router’s local IP Address, a web page will open asking for a username and password. Go ahead and type in your router’s username and password.

2- Click on interface setup.

3- Click on LAN.

4- You will see DNS down there, If you have another router you can search for the DNS settings.

5- Click on “Use Auto Discovered DNS Server Only” and change it to “Use User Discovered DNS Server Only”

6- Now copy/paste OpenDNS Family Shield there.
OpenDNS Family Shield :-
Preferred DNS Server: 208.67.222.123
Alternate DNS Server: 208.67.220.123

That’s it great job, you’re now safe from those adult websites.

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