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(Your account won't be confirmed and activated until you respond to an e-mail sent by Open DNS.) When you log into your Open DNS account for the first time, you'll be taken to the Settings tab where an "add a network" link will let you associate your network to the account.
You won't need to supply any IP address information since it will automatically be detected and filled in for you.
Once your network is added you'll see it listed under Manage your networks, and then you can click the wrench icon customize your settings.
Open DNS offers quicker and more reliable Web browsing, but when you sign up for a free Open DNS account, you can also get other features such as content/domain blocking and access to your DNS usage statistics.
by Joseph Moran Last week, we saw how you can enjoy quicker and more reliable Web browsing simply by using the DNS servers maintained by Open DNS rather those of your ISP.
But when you sign up for a free Open DNS account, you can also get other features such as content/domain blocking and access to your DNS usage statistics.The first step is to use the Create account link in the upper right corner of register with the site. Microsoft Windows Home Server If you have a home network, you'll welcome the easy file sharing, remote access and the image-based backup features of Windows Home Server. Iomega Stor Center Network Hard Drive Iomega's fourth generation Stor Center Network Hard Drive brings many of the features found in higher-end storage devices down to an attractive price. Mikro Tik's The Dude This free tool delivers many of the same capabilities that you'd find in pricey network monitoring tools.As long as you don't mind tinkering, The Dude is a decent network utility that should be worth the download.