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    • CommentAuthorbk264
    • CommentTimeMay 18th 2008
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    My Fritz!Box 7170 router listens to http://fritz.box to reach it's admin page. But since I changed my pc dns to OpenDNS, this doesn't work anymore. Adding "fritz.box" to the Typo Exceptions was no solution either.

    Suggestion: OpenDNS should add a serverside "hosts" file for each account, that can be maintained at the dashboard of the OpenDNS account.
    • CommentAuthormamazitta
    • CommentTimeMay 18th 2008 edited
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    Just put your router addy into hosts file, like this:

    192.168.178.1 fritz.box

    Should work. I have similar in my hosts file for router.
    192.168.x.x router
    So I simply type "router" (no quotes) in adress bar and my router admin appears.

    Good luck.

    edit: You can also do for modem (Motorola Surfboard). I have.
    192.168.100.1 modem

    IMPORTANT: Make sure when you add entries to your hosts file they are always AFTER 127.0.0.1 localhost - localhost should always be first entry in list.
    • CommentAuthorleeboy
    • CommentTimeMay 18th 2008
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    Another method that works for me. Instead of modifying each pc's hosts file, I use OpenDNS shortcuts... ie

    Shortcut mrfh (stands for my router from home) set up to point to
    http://192.168.2.1 (or whatever the local ip address of your router is)
    • CommentAuthormamazitta
    • CommentTimeMay 18th 2008
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    @leemunsiljr

    Personally, I would only use OpenDNS shortcuts for things related to internet, such as "g" for google, etc.
    For internal things, like router and modem, I do not use internet. Everyone has their own way, and reasons, for doing things. This is my preference.
    Also, original poster said he could NOT use OpenDNS shortcuts. I have given an alternate method.
    • CommentAuthorleeboy
    • CommentTimeMay 18th 2008
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    @mamazitta

    Although "typo exceptions" can be used to override "typo corrections" for certain "domains", and "typo corrections" is required for "shortcuts" to work, I don't see where he stated that he had actually tried a "shortcut".
    I have four computers behind the router. Changing the hosts file on each one is a task I prefer to avoid. (Simply my preference).
    Using an OpenDNS "shortcut" to save typing 192.168.2.1 is not really that important to me, but it's a nice way of knowing that OpenDNS is working, the internet connection is working and that OpenDNS "shortcuts" are alive and well.
    • CommentAuthormamazitta
    • CommentTimeMay 18th 2008
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    @leemunsiljr

    He didn't say he tried a shortcut. Sorry about that. But he did say since switching to OpenDNS fritz.box didnt work anymore. I have three computers behind my router... two desktops, one laptop. I prefer to control the settings myself. Therefore I put "router" into my hosts file so I don't have to type in 192.168.x.x all the time. It's just for convenience. Of course anyone can type in the numbers. :)
    In any event, when I switch DNS's, mine still works. Yours would not.
    You can always go to the welcome page to see if you are using OpenDNS. I have a favorites folder for my OpenDNS links for convenience too. I have this one:
    http://www.opendns.com/welcome/
    • CommentAuthorleeboy
    • CommentTimeMay 18th 2008
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    @mamazitta

    This isn't going anywhere. I was trying to offer a possible alternative to the writer's concern, not enter a debate over personal preferences.
    End of (my) discussion.
    • CommentAuthormamazitta
    • CommentTimeMay 18th 2008
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    OK. EOD. I wonder if orginal poster will ever tell us what he did, if anything?

    :smile:
    • CommentAuthorbk264
    • CommentTimeMay 18th 2008
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    The OpenDNS shortcuts are not working for me. Not in IE, not in FF. Maybe because I have installed the Google Toolbar. Even when applying the Network Shortcut settings, the OpenDNS shortcuts are still not working. I get to the Google Search results page with the shortcut as search term, or I get a server not found error.

    And yes, of course, can I type in 192.168.178.1 at the browser, and yes of course can I edit my local hosts file on all my computers.

    But maybe, maybe, OpenDNS is willing to think about offering some sort of serverside hosts file functionality, because I see there are more people out there, who would like to see such functionality.
    • CommentAuthormamazitta
    • CommentTimeMay 19th 2008
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    @bart2801

    How many computers you got? Hundreds? Thousands? How many do you expect to maintain your router settings from... two or three most likely? What's the big deal about typing an entry in those few host files? Will take you ten minutes. Maybe you should consider taking the dot out of fritz.box and make it fritzbox. Perhaps OpenDNS thinks it's a web address (with the dot) and tries to resolve it. Try making a shortcut without the dot and see what happens.
    In any event, you are surely making a mountain out of a mole hill IMO.
    • CommentAuthorbk264
    • CommentTimeMay 19th 2008
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    @mamazitta

    So you declare any "nice to have" feature a mole hill? And any discussion about it a mountain. So let's strip OpenDNS to the bare essentials. There are too much little extra's already.
    • CommentAuthorlovecock
    • CommentTimeMay 19th 2008
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    checking some sites that you consider tasteless - I totally agree with the porn sites that you have listed - looks like you've studied them alot.
    However, I don't agree with you adding georgebush.com to that. You may keep your liberal obama/hilary loving thoughts to yourself and not try to keep the GOP off the 'internets'.

    thank you and God bless
    • CommentAuthormamazitta
    • CommentTimeMay 19th 2008 edited
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    @sa7733

    You referring to me? If so, it looks like your first-ever post here. As far as contibuting time, and work, for the success of OpenDNS lets compare results:

    YOU:
    3,500 points
    1 domain submitted
    348 votes
    1 forum post

    ME:
    1,225,550 points
    22,104 domains submitted
    93,201 votes
    258 forum posts

    Keep up the good work. Maybe submit another domain or two, but don't submit georgebush.com because it's already been submitted. :)

    thank you and God bless

    edit: as far as my work with adult material sites, just doing what I can to keep internet safe for children. I no longer have children in my house so it doesn't affect me personally... I'm just doing my small part. If everyone else would do their small part then maybe we will end up with doing a big part.

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