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Filter Windows Computers If You Can't Adjust DNS on Router

Important Note:  This method of filtering a Windows computer/laptop should only be used by FREE users, if:
a)  You have been unable to adjust your router to use our DNS, and
b)  You are OK with the device only being filtered when connected to your Wi-Fi or local network.
c)  You are OK with every Windows device you set up with this method receiving the same filter settings from your "Main Profile".

If you have been unable to adjust your Wi-Fi router to use our "Standard DNS Servers", an alternative is to instruct individual Windows devices to use our DNS servers.  It is important to note that the filters will only work when connected to the Wi-Fi or local network for which you're adjusting the DNS on the Windows device.

*** We recommend that you ensure your child is not a Windows Administrator, since they technically would be able to reverse the following changes with Administrator privileges.  Be sure you have set up a Windows Administrator account for yourself before removing Administrative privileges from your child's account (or you might lock all users out of the Windows device!). ***  

How to Change the DNS for a Specific Wi-Fi Network on a Windows device:

1)  Search for "wifi" in your Windows search bar.  Then click on "Wi-Fi settings".


2) Click "Change Adapter Options":


3)  Right-click on the network you want to filter.  Then select "Properties".  If this is a laptop that connects to Wi-Fi and Ethernet, you will want to complete the process for both networks.  
Please note:  After completing all the steps, this device will only be filtered when connected to the specific networks where you make the changes!


4)  Select "Internet Protocol Version 4 (TCP/IPv4), then click "Properties"


5)  Click the circular radio button beside "Use the following DNS server addresses:".  Copy and paste the "Standard DNS Servers" from your FreeFiltering Settings page into the fields labeled "Preferred DNS Server" and "Alternate DNS Server".  Click "OK".  (NOTE:  Use the "Standard DNS Servers" from YOUR Settings page - they may be DIFFERENT than the addresses pictured.)


6)  Be sure to uncheck the box beside "Internet Protocol Version 6", so the Windows computer does not try to "fall back" to any IPv6 addresses it may be getting from the router.

7)  You have just instructed Windows to use FreeFiltering DNS when connected to this particular network.  Be sure to repeat the process for every network (Wi-Fi or Ethernet) this Windows computer connects to!

8)  Try visiting some of the abortion websites on this list to ensure they are blocked.

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