Pre-Google Fiber

Changed MacBook Pro OSX Settings to Use OpenDNS

Recently, I have been getting a “Firefox can’t find the server at …” while surfing the net. I recognized this as a DNS problem, as I used to get that message on some of my PCs. On my PCs, I switched to using OpenDNS years ago, and that solved the problem. I don’t know why this problem just started on my MacBook Pro, but I decided to do the same thing.

It is really easy. Just :

Open the System Preferences Go to Network Click on Advanced…(In the bottom right hand corner) Click on DNS

On the left hand bottom side of the screen, click on the + that is located under DNS Servers:

Then, add two ip addresses for OpenDNS. I added

and that’s it!

A nice example of this process, with visual images as guides can be found at the link below:

I had read that the best solution for your whole network is to change your router to use OpenDNS, but since I will have a different router when Google Fiber is installed, I decided not to investigate that option for now. I am currently using the Netgear DG834G Wireless Modem Router.



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