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OpenDNS Reviews

OpenDNS provides faster and safer Internet access for your home or Business.

Social recommendations and mentions

We have tracked the following product recommendations or mentions on Reddit and HackerNews. They can help you see what people think about OpenDNS and what they use it for.
  • Evaluating DNSfilter
    We have used for this for years. Might take a look at them. - Source: Reddit / 14 days ago
  • What does this error message mean? How/where do I change the URL?
    Can you visit on your home network? The problem likely that site is getting blocked, and can't use the API to get the public IP of your box. - Source: Reddit / 3 months ago
  • Firefox detected a potential security threat and did not continue to
    This might be an issue with my DNS provider. I use to filter my DNS queries. They're giving the following reasons for blocking the site... - Source: Reddit / 4 months ago
  • Wi-Fi web filtering
    If all users need the same level of filtering, is free and works great. You need a way to forward DNS requests to the Open DNS server, such as a typical Windows DNS. - Source: Reddit / about 1 year ago
  • How to use a Hosts file to block online shopping websites on your PC!
    If this is meant for family members, then you can implement a network-wide blocking by using (OpenDNS Home which is free) and setting the dns in the router itself. Then change the router password to something you won't even remember and it'll be a good deterrent because you'd then have to reset the router (which is bad for Converge routers, don't know about others. Try at your own risk, do your... - Source: Reddit / over 1 year ago
  • New webmail not working?
    If you want to change the DNS Server at the router level, go to and they have instructions available. - Source: Reddit / almost 2 years ago
  • A benchmark between the two most popular Cut List Optimizer tools
    Haha - nice! I'll also get in touch with, thanks for pointing that out. - Source: Reddit / almost 2 years ago
  • users bypassing Pi-Hole using
    Hi, I have a Pi-Hole on my network. Recently, I see a lot of user traffic to in query log... Is this from users who are bypassing the Pi-Hole to query directly? - Source: Reddit / almost 2 years ago
  • How to Stop LG From Stuffing Ads Into Your Brand New OLED TV - ExtremeTech
    If you have a fixed IP, then use a free account on to route your traffic through them by using their primary/secondary DNS addresses - you can then block whatever types of content you like, including allow/block addresses manually. Makes stuff easy like part 2 of this link. - Source: Reddit / about 2 years ago
  • Deleting my 9 years old League of Legends account
    A lot of people in this community are too afraid of deleting their accounts. It takes 25 days for the account to be deleted. You should use and block all riot websites so you can't install it again until its gone. - Source: Reddit / about 2 years ago

External sources with reviews and comparisons of OpenDNS

Best DNS servers of 2022: Boost your internet speed with these free, public services
Google's support site offers only very basic guidance targeted at experienced users, warning that "only users who are proficient with configuring operating system settings [should] make these changes." If you're unsure what you're doing, check the tutorials from a provider such as OpenDNS, remembering to replace its nameservers with Google's: and
Best DNS Servers to Use for Free in 2022
Again, for users concerned about their children’s Internet safety, OpenDNS offers a service called OpenDNS FamilyShield that blocks adult content (available at the servers and
Best free DNS servers: 14 options to check out
Owned by Cisco, OpenDNS has two free options: Family Shield and Home. Family Shield is good for parents who want to make sure their kids can’t access inappropriate content. Home focuses on internet safety and performance.

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