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OpenDNS issues


FPCH Member
Apr 7, 2014
PC Experience
Very Experienced
Sorry if this is in the wrong place.

I've been using OpenDNS for years, I have a free account and have it set to block things I don't want - had it before they started Family Safe.

Today when I started my PC I couldn't connect to anything online. My wifi was working fine, checked it with my phone and iPad. Windows said it was connected and had internet.

After an hour of head scratching I changed the DNS settings from OpenDNS to the Google ones ( and things are working fine.

I haven't been able to find anything online about problems with OpenDNS. Just wondering if anyone else is having problems and if anyone can recommend and alternative to OpenDNS where I can set what I want blocked - or an alternative to Family Safe.


May 17, 2009
Illinois U.S.A.
PC Experience
Elite PC Guru
I haven't used OpenDNS in a while. I use and They are public level3 nameservers and work very well. You can set them up as you like with blocking.
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