Posted 18 August 2011 - 12:58 AM
Why would you consider using OpenDNS rather than that supplied by your ISP?
1. Free for Home and School use.
2. Now 30 million users.
3. Now affiliated with D-Link and Netgear to make it easier to configure your router.
4. No downtime in 5 years.
5. Will not connect to infected sites.
From the site-
Award-winning parental controls that protect everything
OpenDNS is the only service that lets you control the websites that are accessible on all Internet-connected devices in your home, from laptop and desktop computers to gaming consoles and mobile phones. Open lines of communication with your kids by telling them why sites are blocked on the customizable block page.
Learn more about OpenDNS parental controls...
Leading anti-fraud and phishing protection
The Internet can be a dangerous place, but OpenDNS keeps your family safe online. Take the guesswork out of identifying fraudulent phishing scam websites and allow your family to browse the Web with confidence with OpenDNS.
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Faster, more reliable Internet
Speed website load times and make your family's Internet faster with OpenDNS. Say goodbye to frustrating, intermittent Internet outages and hello to a faster and more reliable Internet connection.
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Easy, no-bloat service
OpenDNS is the easiest way to protect your household and speed up your computers instead of bloating them with annoying software.
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Command central for parents
The larger your family, the harder it is to keep track of everyone's activity online. OpenDNS gives you a helpful command central where you can easily see which websites have been visited from all Internet-connected devices in your household. See which blocked sites your kids have attempted to access, and easily block those inappropriate or unsafe sites your kids are visiting.
Learn more about the OpenDNS Dashboard...
I have been using this service for years now with never a glitch. Worth joining simply for the inbuilt web safety IMHO.