If you want to utilize Blockade for an entire network, you will need to modify the DNS settings within the router than hands out DHCP address on the network.  Keep in mind this may be a standalone server that is running DHCP services instead of a router.

Every router has a different way in which you are able to make changes to the DHCP configurations, specifically the DNS server that is handed out with each DHCP lease.  So consider this a simple example as to how you might configure the DNS settings on your router to utilize Metiix Blockade

Router:

  1. In your browser, navigate to the IP address of the router.
  2. Enter in the login credentials for the router when prompted.
  3. Locate the screen where you are able to specify the DNS settings.
  4. Click on Network and Internet > Network and Sharing Center > Change adapter settings.
  5. If there are any DNS server IP addresses currently listed here, please write them down in case you ever need to revert to your old settings, then remove them from this window.
  6. Remove the currently configured ip address(es).
  7. Add the IP address of the machine that has Blockade installed on it.  This IP address should be a static IP address so that it does not change with DHCP.
  8. Save your changes and exit.
  9. Restart the browser.
  10. Test that your setup is working by visiting a new website within your web browser.

Note:  Some routers and network equipment hard-code their DNS server information into the system and it cannot be modified.  Using such a device would make it impossible to use Blockade.


Modified over 3 years ago

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