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How do I test OpenDNS?

How do I test OpenDNS?

Solution. To test if you are using OpenDNS as a DNS resolver, we recommend using the following test site to test: If you are using us you will see: Welcome to OpenDNS!

How do I find my OpenDNS server?

  1. Go to System Preferences.
  2. Click on Network.
  3. Select the first connection in your list and click Advanced.
  4. Select the DNS tab and add 208.67. 222.222 and 208.67. 220.220 to the list of DNS servers.
  5. Click OK.

How do I use OpenDNS server?

The aim is to change the servers to use the OpenDNS IPv4 addresses 208.67….Generalized Router Configuration Instructions

  1. Open the preferences for your router.
  2. Find the DNS server settings.
  3. Put in the OpenDNS server addresses as your DNS server settings and save/apply.
  4. Cache Flushing.
  5. Check your Settings.

How do I check my DNS filter?

You can test all categories at once by visiting You can also test the categories individually by browsing the domains shown below in the content categories. For example, if you want to test your block page against adult content visit –

Why is OpenDNS not working?

Potential Cause 1: Your computer is directly configured for another DNS Server, and therefore is bypassing the OpenDNS settings on your router. Resolution 1: Check the configuration on your computer to ensure that different DNS server settings are not configured.

How do I ping a DNS server?

Running a ping test in Windows

  1. Click Start.
  2. Type “cmd” in the Open field, and click OK.
  3. Type “ping (IP address)” of the SaskTel Preferred DNS server (for example, ping or ping a host name (for example, ping, and press Enter. (
  4. Check for a reply that may look like this: “Reply from 142.165.

Does OpenDNS work with router?

For home users, OpenDNS can be configured on a computer or a router. If you have multiple computers in your home, it makes the most sense to set it up on your router. That way, all Internet traffic on your home network will see the benefits.

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