SET UP YOUR DNS

A supreme monitoring system for libraries and educational providers. SFWDNS family filtering offers the best protection for all types of libraries and educational providers. We are deeply committed to ensuring a safe online environment for all campus networks. Most importantly, full CIPA compliance can always be associated with our web site blocker and school web content filtering system.

If you have friends, family, or colleagues who have the same ISP as you, send them this info to help them get back online safely. Provide the SFWDNS IP address: 107.180.48.193

If you are a small to medium size business, educational institution, child center, or library you can also leverage SFWDNS to get back online and protect your users from illicit web content. The SFWDNS default profile will protect you from Child Erotica, Child Pornography, Criminal Skills, Extreme, Pornography, Advertising, Phishing, Viruses, and Web Proxy web content.

Use the material below or visit us at http://www.SFWDNS.ca or http://www.SFWDNS.com and follow the configuration instructions.

MAC OS

 

  • Go to System Preferences.
  • Click on Network.
  • Select the first connection in your list and click Advanced.
    1. Select the DNS tab and add 168.235.158.166 and 216.171.102.148 to the list of DNS servers.
    2. Click OK

 

Windows 7

  1. Click the Start Orb, then select Control Panel.
  2. Click on Network and Sharing Center.
  3. Click on your primary connection or Local Area Connection under Active Networks.
  4. Click the Properties button.
    Windows 7 may prompt you for permission to make network setting changes.
  5. Highlight ‘Internet Protocol Version 4’ and click Properties.
  6. Click the radio button ‘Use the following DNS server addresses:’ and type 168.235.158.166 and 216.171.102.148 in the Preferred DNS server and Alternate DNS server fields.
  7. Click OK button, then the Close button, then Close again. Finally, close the Network and Sharing Center window.
    At this point, we highly suggest that you flush your DNS resolver cache and web browser caches to ensure that your new configuration settings take effect.

Windows XP

  1. Select Control Panel from the Start menu.
  2. Click Network Connections from the Control Panel choices.
  3. Choose your connection from the Network Connections window.
    If you have more than one, choose your default/current connection.
  4. Click Properties button.
  5. Select Internet Protocol (TCP/IP) and click Properties.
  6. Click the radio button Use the following DNS server addresses and type 168.235.158.166 and 216.171.102.148 in the Preferred DNS server and Alternate DNS server fields.
  7. Click OK

Windows Vista

  1. Click the Start Orb, then select Control Panel.
  2. Click on View network status and tasks.
  3. Click on View status.
  4. Click the Properties button.
  5. Vista may ask for your permission to make changes. If so, click the Continue button.
  6. Select Internet Protocol Version 4 (TCP/IPv4), then click the Properties button.
  7. Click the radio button “Use the following DNS server addresses:” and type in the SFWDNS addresses, 168.235.158.166 and 216.171.102.148, in the Preferred DNS server and Alternate DNS server fields.
  8. Click the OK button, then the Close button, and the Close button again. Close the Network and Sharing Center window.

Generic Router

  1. Open the preferences for your router.

Often, the preferences are set in your web browser, via a URL with numbers (example: http://192.168.0.1). You may need a password.

If you’re like us, and you set the router password long ago and cannot remember it now, you can often reset the password to the manufacturer default by pressing a button on the router itself.

Or preferences may be set via specific application for your router, which you installed on your computer when you added the router.

  1. Find the DNS server settings.
    Scan for the letters DNS next to a field which allows two or three sets of numbers, each broken into four groups of one to three numbers.
  2. Put in the SWFDNS server addresses, 168.235.158.166 and 216.171.102.148, as your DNS server settings and save/apply.

Linksys Router

  1. Visit the router’s IP address in a new browser window.
    http://192.168.1.1 is the default Linksys router IP address.
  2. Enter the Network password.
    The “Enter Network Password” window will appear. Skip user name and type the router’s password (admin is the default password, if you haven’t changed it) and click the OK button.
  3. Type in SWFDNS addresses, 168.235.158.166, 216.171.102.148, in Static DNS 1 and Static DNS 2 fields.
  4. Click Save Settings button.

Netgear Router

  1. Type the router’s setup URL (http://www.routerlogin.net, http://192.168.0.1 or http://192.168.1.1) into a web browser address bar.
    http://192.168.1.1 is the default Netgear router IP address.
  2. Enter the password.
  3. Type in SWFDNS addresses, 168.235.158.166 and 216.171.102.148, in Primary DNS and Secondary DNS fields.
  4. Click Apply button.
  5. Wait for the settings to be updated.