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Configuring network connection settings on your computer to use Norton ConnectSafe

You can manually configure your computer's network adapter settings to use Norton ConnectSafe as your DNS server. You can choose from the following three predefined content filtering policies:

  • Policy A: Security

    This policy blocks all sites hosting malware, phishing sites, and scam sites. To choose Policy A, use the following IP addresses as preferred and alternate DNS server addresses:

    • 199.85.126.10

    • 199.85.127.10

  • Policy B: Security + Pornography

    In addition to blocking unsafe sites, this policy also blocks access to sites that contain sexually explicit material. To choose Policy B, use the following IP addresses as preferred and alternate DNS server addresses:

    • 199.85.126.20

    • 199.85.127.20

  • Policy C: Security + Pornography + Other

    This policy is ideal for families with young children. In addition to blocking unsafe sites and pornography sites, this policy also blocks access to sites that feature mature content, abortion, alcohol, crime, drugs, file sharing, gambling, hate, sexual orientation, suicide, tobacco, or violence. To choose Policy C, use the following IP addresses as preferred and alternate DNS server addresses

    • 199.85.126.30

    • 199.85.127.30

Depending on your operating system, follow the steps in one of the following sections to configure the network settings on your computer:

Configure network connection settings on Windows

  1. Press the Windows + R keys to open the Run dialog box.

  2. In the Run dialog box, type the following and then click OK:

    ncpa.cpl

  3. Right-click the network adapter that is currently active, and then click Properties.

    If the User Account Control prompt appears, click Yes or Continue.

  4. In the Network Connection Properties window, under "This connection uses the following items", click Internet Protocol (TCP/IP) or Internet Protocol Version 4 (TCP/IPv4).

  5. Click Properties.

  6. To specify DNS server address settings, click Use the following DNS server addresses.

  7. In the Preferred DNS server and Alternate DNS server boxes, type the two Norton ConnectSafe IP address for the policy you want to set.

  8. In the Internet Protocol (TCP/IP) Properties window, click OK.

  9. In the Network Connection Properties window, click OK.

Configure network connection settings on Mac

  1. From the Apple menu, click System Preferences, then click Network.

  2. If the lock icon in the bottom-left corner of the window is locked, click the icon to unlock. When you see a prompt to authenticate, type your administrator password.

  3. Select the network connection that you want to configure to use Norton ConnectSafe, and then click Advanced.

  4. On the DNS tab, add the two Norton ConnectSafe IP addresses for the content filtering policy you want to use:

  5. Click OK.

  6. Click Apply.

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DOCID: v53247054_EndUserProfile_en_us
Operating System: Windows, Mac OS X
Last modified: 03/23/2015