Configure CleanBrowsing on Windows 10

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  • June 20, 2019 at 12:21 pm


    I’m having a hard time configuring CleanBrowsing on my Windows 10 machine. Can you please help? Please be detailed, I’m new to this.


    June 20, 2019 at 12:29 pm

    Hi David

    No problem, we’ll be happy to help.

    For starters, you can always reference our guide here for Windows 10:

    Configuring CleanBrowsing on your local machine is straight forward. The fastest way is to use something called command prompt.

    You will want to run it as the administrator (you can do this by right-clicking the option in your start menu). Once you open the command prompt, you’ll want to run two separate commands in the window that pops up.

    Commands to run:

    netsh interface ipv4 set dns "Wi-Fi" static primary
    netsh interface ipv4 add dns "Wi-Fi" index=2

    Now you can go to this site: and run the standard test. These instructions help you verify if the local DNS was configured correctly:

    If you have any other questions, please let me know.

    June 21, 2019 at 8:12 pm

    Very useful. I have IPv6 on my network. What’s should I do to add the DNS for IPv6?

    June 21, 2019 at 8:19 pm

    For IPv6, it is pretty simple as well:

    netsh interface ipv6 set dns "Wi-Fi" static 2a0d:2a00:1:: primary
    netsh interface ipv6 add dns "Wi-Fi" 2a0d:2a00:2:: index=2

    That will enable the Family Filter.

    October 9, 2019 at 4:52 am

    Hello, been using this service for almost a year, . No issues. Today I am blocked from ESPN, Outlook (web) and many neutral sites. Rebooted everything, checked anything. No luck. Something changed on your end. Unable to browse most sites.

    Turn off DHCP server and all works without protection.

    Out of options- why did you change things??

    October 9, 2019 at 2:52 pm

    We didn’t do any of that! It is probably something on your network, I assume.

    Do you mind taking a screenshot of the errors you are getting on those sites? Or if you go here:

    And run the standard test, share what you are getting as a result?