Protect Your Network
Networks are Identities in Umbrella that contain all of the computers within a typical work network. Add a network to Umbrella to extend protection to any device that connects to the internet from that network space.
Step 1 - Select the appropriate network
First, configure the network that the computer you're currently using is connected to. If you don't know the public IP of that network, go to http://www.whatismyip.com.
Note: For those with these guides no longer present you may access the guide by clicking the following link to the Setup Guide or going to https://dashboard2.opendns.com/#setupguide The setup guide should appear in your dashboard. If you attempt to add a network other than the one currently being used to access the dashboard, you will be prompted to contact Support for manual verification. You'll also need manual verification from support for IP ranges larger than a /29 network. Verification cases are created automatically and you'll receive an update as soon as it's reviewed.
Step 2 - Setup the Network Identity
- To add a Network Identity, navigate to Identities > Networks.
- Click the (Add) icon and choose a descriptive name
- Enter the public IP address of the network along with the subnet mask, usually a /32 subnet for a single IP address.
Note: If possible, add the network from the IP being registered; otherwise, an email will be generated that will require a link to be visited from the IP address of the network being registered.
- After the network is added, view the network by clicking on it from the list, and an option to generate a daily stats email with Total Requests, Unique Domains, Domains, Blocked Domains, and Request Types will be available. Choose this to get a daily stats email for this network which will begin within 24-48 hours after being enabled.
Note: For networks larger than /29, these networks will need to be approved by a member of the Support team. For networks that are remote and cannot be verified by email or you need any assistance, please contact the Support team at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Step 3 - Test your network
Once the service validates your IP address, the network appears in the list at Identities > Networks. Initially, the network status will be red. Network status only changes to green when DNS traffic is sent to Umbrella from that network.
Your network registration on the dashboard is now configured and ready to receive DNS traffic from your network. Next, point your network’s DNS traffic to the Umbrella global network. Note, the network will appear in a "red" state until DNS traffic is pointed at Umbrella.
Note: If your network has a dynamic IP, you need to install the Dynamic IP updater.
Next up: Point Your DNS