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Problems with Filtering solutions

Ive tried about 3 different software-based solutions and they all have the same problems... They are not admin-proof. Ive tried making myself a standard account but that doesnt work because as you all know, having admin power is necessary to update games and to keep a healthy computer. When I do have admin, I can just compulsively wipe the registry/force uninstall any filter software. Then I tried OpenDNS, which is a DNS server that blocks porn. This seams like the ultimate solution to my problems because its a higher-level, network-based solution... The only problem is that I cannot get it to work at all. My cable company is the devil (Comcast) and they will not let me change the DNS settings on my router. I even bought I high end gaming router and still I cannot change the DNS. Even when I go into Windows and change my network adapter settings it acts as if nothing changed and blocks nothing....

At this point ive spent allot of effort and money into finding a solution but seeing as Im brushing up against my cable company, Im at a dead end. I have the only available cable in my area, so I cant switch either.

But circling about to find a solution, I could REALLY use the help of other PC literate people. Here are the far-fetched solutions that might spark discovery...
1. Perhaps by tweaking the permission/ownership settings, i can prevent Windows from deleting filtering... something above admin level, but i doubt thats possible
2. Perhaps there is a hardware/router solution...

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Clarification Request
The odd thing here is that

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I can use DHCP and then use my own choice of DNS. This capability has been in Linux, Mac OS X, Windows for over a decade. Why do we care what DNS the router has?

Bob

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RE Clarification request

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Id like to change the DNS on the router so Id have the OpenDNS service on all devices, whither it be my LAN PC or my wifi devices. However, I will settle for a solution of windows if i must. Please explain DHCP and its significance to the DNS. Right now I have a certain DNS address provided by the service, but when I go into network adapter settings, it doesn't work. I dont mess around with anything related to the DHCP. Please instruct me on how you would change the DNS in windows, then.

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But DHCP and Windows settings are all over the web. For over a decade I have been able to DHCP but put in my own choice of DNS. It's not "messing" around with anything related to DHCP. It's a setting that has been there since about Windows 3.11 if we are talking about only Windows.

I know this is hard at first but here's the panel for say one version of Windows.

http://windows.microsoft.com/en-us/windows/change-tcp-ip-settings#1TC=windows-7

Specifically this screen: http://res1.windows.microsoft.com/resbox/en/windows%207/main/f598cd96-6bf9-47be-942d-7d0b0afdbd88_47.jpg

I can change from automatic to using my choice of DNS. I know this may sound advanced but it's been there for over 2 decades.
Bob

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And here's OpenDNS's own setup for this.

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Time to discuss what a PC is.

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PC stands for Personal Computer.

I think it's time to discuss what a PC is here. It's not like a terminal or locked down system. If you give me a PC I'm free to make changes to it to get it to work the way I want.

We've had a little back and forth about setting the DNS in Windows but maybe we need to get something up on the table here about Personal Computers. It's going against the very nature of the PC to try to lock it down like that.
Bob

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