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    • CommentAuthorsteelkbu
    • CommentTimeMar 22nd 2012
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    When I follow the instructions and enter the OpenDNS IP addresses in my router, my cable service is corrupted. I then have to call Verizon to reset my cable boxes. Has anyone else had this issue and how do I fix it?
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    Yes, you don't change setting where this is contraindicated, like when you get VOIP and IPTV through the same gateway as internet.

    You can place a configurable router behind the gateway, or configure computers manually.
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    • CommentAuthorsteelkbu
    • CommentTimeMar 22nd 2012
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    So you are saying it would be best if I set up my own router for internet?
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    Generally, yes, unless it is an inconvenience. Just put a router which accepts DNS configuration (and any other features or configurability you want) between your gateway and the computers. How-to documentation may be in the user guides, at vendor sites, or on the web. There are also examples in this forum.

    If you or someone you know has an old router laying around, it will do as long as it is configurable. (The more "modern" and "user friendly" "zero config" routers are generally less configurable.) Some can be flashed with alternative firmware which lets you do all sorts of commercial-grade configuration. (DDWRT, Tomato, etc.)

    If it's not worth the bother/cost, just configure each device/computer to use the OpenDNS addresses, manually or via DHCP on the LAN side of the gateway (if available). Note that this does break local name resolution (printers, file shares), but you can add network names to VPN Exceptions at your Dashboard if necessary.
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    • CommentAuthorsteelkbu
    • CommentTimeMar 24th 2012
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    Awesome. I definitely can get my hands on a DDWRT router. Thank you for the advice!

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