How to setup OpenDNS on Windows XP?

May 25, 2011

OpenDNS is a free Domain Name System (DNS) resolution service. We discussed about it’s usefulness in an earlier post. With this free service, you can easily speed up your web browsing experience. It also protects you from phishing sites. Want to use OpenDNS on Windows XP? Need some help? Follow the steps below and get OpenDNS running on Windows XP.

OpenDNS on Windows XP

Setup OpenDNS on Windows XP:

  1. Open Control Panel from the Windows XP Start menu.
  2. Click Network and Internet Connections from the Control Panel categories.
  3. Pick Network Connections control panel icon .
  4. Choose your network connection from the available list
  5. Right click on the connection title and choose Properties from the menu.
  6. In Properties window, go to Networking tab.
  7. Select Internet Protocol (TCP/IP) and click Properties.
  8. Click the radio button before the following option: Use the following DNS server addresses
  9. Type in OpenDNS addresses in the Preferred DNS server and Alternate DNS server fields. Preferred DNS server address is: while the alternate DNS server address is:
  10. Press the OK button. That’s it!

To immediately enjoy the benefits of your new DNS configuration settings, it is recommended that you disconnect any active connection, clean web browser cache and flush your DNS resolver cache.


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