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    • CommentAuthorsrkddd
    • CommentTimeJun 8th 2012
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    Okay I got openDNS configured with the 208.67.222.222 etc on my DNS settings in my charter modem.

    But nothign really has changed...i reset my computer...and I dont see any difference, but what is bothering me, is that My ipaddress is still the same!

    What am i doing wrong? i even ipconfig /flush dns and reset my PC...

    Maybe i am misunderstanding what opendns is, i assumed it was like a VPN? Or what is the purpose?
    How can i change my IP? it has been the same for a week even after shutdowns, modem resets over night, etc.
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    "But nothign really has changed...i reset my computer...and I dont see any difference"

    What difference were you expecting that is missing?

    "but what is bothering me, is that My ipaddress is still the same!"

    Why would you expect your IP address to change when using OpenDNS? It probably will at some point, as most residential ISP customers have dynamic IP addresses.

    "What am i doing wrong? i even ipconfig /flush dns and reset my PC..."

    I can't answer this unless I know what your missing expectations are, but as to your IP address, you aren't doing anything wrong, and there is no particular reason it should change at any given moment.

    "Maybe i am misunderstanding what opendns is, i assumed it was like a VPN? Or what is the purpose? "

    No, not like a VPN at all.
    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Domain_Name_System#Address_resolution_mechanism
    It serves DNS requests from your network, with some extra features, like filtering, as advertised.
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    Visit

    http://opendns.com/welcome


    If other than "X.oops" is displayed then your settings have been inflicted on your workstation/laptop/phone/tablet
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    >>Visit
    >>
    >>http://opendns.com/welcome

    Wrong! Visit http://welcome.opendns.com instead.
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    • CommentAuthorcervezafria
    • CommentTimeJul 22nd 2012 edited
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    If you want to change your IP address with Charter, try changing your MAC address. Once you've done that, power off everything for about 30 seconds, then power on your cable modem, and wait for it to boot and sync, then do the same with your router (unless its combined with your modem). When the modem and router are stable, boot your PC... you should have a new IP. FWIW, if you're trying to escape "bad" surfing history, Charter still has a log history of your exploits, so changing the IP won't do much other than freeing you to access sites that may have blocked your former IP.

    OpenDNS is a completely different beast. It's not an IP changer, proxy, or VPN if that is what you were expecting. Use the "welcome" link above to see what it's all about.

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