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    • CommentAuthorwhateverdog
    • CommentTimeJun 24th 2009 edited
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    Not sure if this belongs in the router category....

    I'm looking for step-by-step instructions to configure DNS on Tomato. If DDNS is not required but suggested, separate instructions for that would be nice.

    I replaced my Dlink DI-624 router (which used opendDNS wonderfully) with a WRT54GL v1 so I could load it with Tomato.

    Internet Browsing works, but the adult sites are not being blocked.

    My Actions
    1)Entered and saved OpendDNS IPs in top two fields of >Basic>Network>Static DNS and left the third field as 0.0.0.0
    2)Verified correct IP of router WAN and OpenDNS account settings
    2)issued ipconfig /flushdns at the dos command prompt of all networked PCs
    3)rebooted router and PCs
    4)attempted to configure DDNS, but reverted to default settings as it didn't seem to help.

    Thanks for your help.
    Thankful People: dejongent, acsarli
    • CommentAuthorcool110
    • CommentTimeJun 24th 2009
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    • CommentAuthorrotblitz
    • CommentTimeJun 24th 2009 edited
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    @hopespoppa
    I don't have Tomato, but some hints.

    "If DDNS is not required but suggested, separate instructions for that would be nice."
    Smashing, here you recognize that these are two different things, later you mix it up.

    Part 1: Use OpenDNS (at all).
    "1) ...left the third field as 0.0.0.0"
    Don't do this. Here are more addresses: http://www.opendns.com/support/article/197
    Stop here! Forget about the next activities you listed, which would be part 2.
    If http://welcome.opendns.com/ does not confirm that you are using OpenDNS, there is no point to proceed.

    Part 2: Configure OpenDNS network and settings (in case you are using OpenDNS)
    "2)Verified correct IP of router WAN and OpenDNS account settings"
    That's fine. You can also find it at http://myip.dnsomatic.com/
    "2)issued ipconfig /flushdns at the dos command prompt of all networked PCs"
    That's also fine, but you forgot to clear the browser caches.
    "3)rebooted router and PCs"
    PC reboot not needed at all, router depends.
    Check again at http://welcome.opendns.com/ if you're still using OpenDNS.
    If blocked sites are still not blocked etc., there is no point to proceed.

    Part 3: Update OpenDNS network IP address
    "4)attempted to configure DDNS, but reverted to default settings as it didn't help."
    OpenDNS only accepts updates via HTTPS (TLS/SSL). Has your Tomato firmware TLS/SSL installed? If not, you can still try to update OpenDNS via DNS-O-Matic (http://www.dnsomatic.com/), or from your PCs.
    • CommentAuthorwhateverdog
    • CommentTimeJun 24th 2009 edited
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    Thank You all.
    I added the third DNS IP, cleared all browser cache and now it is working fine. However. I also was using photo.net as a sample site, which I thought was blocked in the 'medium' category but apparently is not blocked now. So the lesson is to use good test data in order to get valuable feedback. Now I know to use exampleadultsite.com as the test site.

    As far as DNS-O-Matic. I'm concerned about privacy as it sounds bad to be distributing my IP to third parties.

    It would still be good to have 'Tomato' listed on the Routers Instruction page....
    • CommentAuthorrotblitz
    • CommentTimeJun 24th 2009
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    "As far as DNS-O-Matic. I'm concered about my privacy."
    DNS-O-Matic is fully owned and operated by OpenDNS, i.e. this is not a third party. So when OpenDNS knows your IP address and OpenDNS credentials, it doesn't make a difference if it is with DNS-O-Matic as well. You are using your OpenDNS account at DNS-O-Matic as well.
    • CommentAuthorassman
    • CommentTimeJun 25th 2009 edited
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    Hello all. You don't need dnsomatic or a pc client to update dynamic ip (with tomato). I am using tomato 1.23 RAF mod (one of the best mods available) and it supports ddns for opendns, it checks your wan ip and updates with opendns as necessary. It has been working flawlessly for months now.
    Useful link: http://www.linksysinfo.org/forums/forumdisplay.php?f=160
    Thankful People: rotblitz, maintenance, pcryer
    • CommentAuthorwhateverdog
    • CommentTimeJun 25th 2009 edited
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    Thanks __sman
    I found that linksysinfo.org forum yesterday but couldn't find a search box won't register until I want to post something. It appears to be a goldmine of Tomato info... Just can't find 'search' on it
    Thanks!.
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    I'd suggest using the advanced search functions of your favorite search provider to search within linksysinfo.org.
    • CommentAuthorassman
    • CommentTimeJun 26th 2009 edited
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    @ hopespoppa

    You are welcome. By the way, I'm a registered member at that forum also and you need to register to be able to search. When you sign in you'll have no problem finding the search button, and yes, as mentioned above use advanced search to pinpoint 'tomato firmware' section because they have a number of 3rd party firmware sections (not just tomato and dd-wrt).

    Stay Thirsty My Friends.
    Thankful People: maintenance
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    Ah. Or register, apparently. Excellent.

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