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Old 31. Aug 2009, 05:46 AM   #17 (permalink)
rhiannon
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Originally Posted by chris.p View Post
I don't get an account with OpenDNS and then select options etc - I just paste their DNS server IPs into the routers I want them on.

If you do it this way, the result is faster than your ISP DNS, you don't get a delay then trash advertising on a failed domain URL, and you don't give your ISP more data on what you are doing.

Also you don't get a delay while OpenDNS checks if you have an account with them, and another delay while they check every DNS request you make against their domains database for your specific feature requests eg child protection etc.

Just paste these into your router's 3 DNS server slots:

208.67.222.222
208.67.220.220
208.67.220.220

The reason I've repeated one for slot 3 is that ISPs are now trying to defeat OpenDNS, by remote inclusion of their own DNS server in slot 3 and then using slot 3 for DNS queries. Cunning huh.

Eventually we will see a row developing over this, and angry customers asking whether ISPs have a legal right to remotely reprogram peoples' routers and then use a DNS service they don't want, and then serve them advertising they don't want.

You read it here first.
I've never had an account with OpenDNS either - easier to just plug in the DNS addresses.
I love the idea of adding that third DNS, I'm going to use it.
I haven't had my ISP attempt such a thing, but I suspect its because they haven't thought of it. Thanks!

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