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How To Block the Ads on the New Xbox Dashboard

Posted on Reddit (via Eurogamer), users have been able to devise workarounds that stop the server delivering the ads to your Xbox 360 console. All you have to do is block rad.msn.com via your router, if your device supports such actions. Easy.

There is another, more complicated, workaround too – involving a OpenDNS service which also offers the chance to block specific sites. I’ve popped the full instructions below. All of which means you’re thrilled by the dashboard update now, right? Right? Oh.

Sign up for a free OpenDNS account.
Add a network for your current IP address.
Go to Advanced Settings and next to ‘Domain Typos’, ensure ‘Enable typo correction’ is checked.
Go to Web Content Filtering settings and set the filtering level to ‘None’, and under ‘Manage individual domains’, put rad.msn.com and select ‘Always block’ and then click ‘Add domain’.
On your Xbox, go to System Settings -> Network Settings -> (your connection) -> Configure Network -> DNS settings -> Manual, and enter the OpenDNS IP addresses for the primary and secondary DNS servers: 208.67.222.222 and 208.67.220.220.
Clear your hard drive cache: System Settings -> Storage -> Hard Drive -> press Y -> Clear System Cache

Via www.xbox360achievements.org

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