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    • digp
    • By digp 14th Mar 17, 9:50 AM
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    Home Halo alternative
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    • 14th Mar 17, 9:50 AM
    Home Halo alternative 14th Mar 17 at 9:50 AM
    Is anyone able to please recommend an alternative or better than Home Halo?

    The net controls are insufficiently granular with our ISP it is a block all or nothing per blocking category & I would like greater control. Thanks.
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    • Rubidium
    • By Rubidium 14th Mar 17, 9:59 AM
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    • 14th Mar 17, 9:59 AM
    Are you aware of openDNS here
    • digp
    • By digp 14th Mar 17, 10:01 AM
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    • 14th Mar 17, 10:01 AM
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    • 14th Mar 17, 10:01 AM
    Yes, the supplied router pathetically does not support alternative DNS.
    • Rubidium
    • By Rubidium 14th Mar 17, 10:13 AM
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    • 14th Mar 17, 10:13 AM
    Routers are cheap as chips, so get yourself a real router that does!
    • CardinalWolsey
    • By CardinalWolsey 14th Mar 17, 1:56 PM
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    • 14th Mar 17, 1:56 PM
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    • 14th Mar 17, 1:56 PM
    Are you able to disable DHCP on your router? If you have another device on your network that can run a DHCP server, you could configure that to hand out the OpenDNS addresses on client registration. e.g. I've disabled my Sky router (in the past), and now my BT router - they just act as a NAT device. I have a Synology NAS that I use for DHCP - does the job a treat.
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