Tuesday, 6 February 2018

Router security part 3 (Quad9)

You know how DNS works from part 2, so now it how to change your DNS.

my favourite 2 providers:
1 Open DNS family friendly. great for children's PC's, blocks known websites that use adult content and violent or disturbing videos.

2 Quad9. An excellent DNS provider to block known phishing websites, this is quite new, but already good and will improve in speed over time.

You can either change the DNS in your router settings, so all devices that connect to it automatically use your chosen DNS.

Or change to DNS in one or more devices directly, so you will be using your chosen DNS with only the the device/s you chose to use it on.

This will not stop all unwanted content or viruses, but will block all known websites that have adult or unsuitable content. So please be careful what you click on, and email attachments that you open. 

Router settings:
Log onto you router by entering 192.168.1.1 into your search tool-bar, then enter your admin user name and password, usually admin, admin or admin, password. Then go to DNS settings, usually under advanced or dynamic DNS settings, then replace the primary and secondary DNS servers with.

Open DNS
Primary        208.67.222.123
secondary    208.67.220.123

Quad9 DNS
Primary         9.9.9.9

Then save your settings, reboot your router and PC.

PC settings:
go to settings/control panel, then network settings, then replace the DNS servers with one above, then save your settings, reboot router and PC.

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Router security part 3 (Quad9)

You know how DNS works from part 2, so now it how to change your DNS. my favourite 2 providers: 1 Open DNS family friendly. great fo...