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Anyone set up OpenDNS on HG659 gateway modem/router?

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Anyone set up OpenDNS on HG659 gateway modem/router?

by Jeremy_1 Starter Poster
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hi all,

I've set up the HG659 router DHCP with primary and secondary DNS adresses for OpenDNS but cant' get it to work, when going through the OpenDNS setup site it sayes I'm not connected or don't have an account, I can't remember which for sure. Anyone else done this?

 

I've used OpenDNS with my previous router no problem, maybe Vodafone blocks this somehow?

 

Thanks

Jeremy


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Re: Anyone set up OpenDNS on HG659 gateway modem/router?

by Retired Staff Ex-TimA Retired Staff
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Sending you a PM on how.

 

Cheers

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Re: Anyone set up OpenDNS on HG659 gateway modem/router?

by Retired Staff johnr Retired Staff
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Nope it's not blocked, 

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by Jeremy_1 Starter Poster
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HI thanks for the reply so you're saying that Vodafone block opendns? do you know why?

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by Retired Staff Andib Retired Staff
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Nope, It's not blocked have you tried restarting the modem since saving the DNS settings?

I personally recommend against using 3rd Party DNS servers as you loose access to local Cache servers hosted inside your ISPs network such as Google's & Akamai's and are served content from the DNS server location instead
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by Retired Staff johnr Retired Staff
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I advised " Nope it's not blocked "

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by Jeremy_1 Starter Poster
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oppps sorry so you did, I must have been having a senior moment.

thanks again.

 

 

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mmm good point Andib, what content filtering tools would you recommend?

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by Retired Staff johnr Retired Staff
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We all have those from time to time Smiley Tongue

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Re: Anyone set up OpenDNS on HG659 gateway modem/router?

by Retired Staff Andib Retired Staff
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Are you after a broad filter or just a certain few sites?

The HG659 offers URL filtering & Time restrictions built in, But if it's for only for one or two computers you could look at installing a program such as Microsofts Family Safe https://familysafety.microsoft.com/ or k9 Web Protection. Both free options.



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by Retired Staff Ex-TimA Retired Staff
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Sending you a PM on how.

 

Cheers

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