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    • CommentAuthorbitbytebit
    • CommentTimeSep 6th 2007 edited
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    You can actually use OpenDNS with HughesNET DW**** Modems. I have a Perl script that will ftp to your modem and reconfigure it so the TurboPage and DNS Cache features are disabled. This allows OpenDNS to work, I have found it's actually a smoother connection once using the OpenDNS servers. This script works using Perl, tested with a Linux computer but should run on Windows too using Perl(www.activeperl.com). This seems like the only way to use OpenDNS with HughesNET, I've been using it for over a week and very happy :). It runs like this, ftp_dw7000.pl -s 192.168.0.1 -u USERNAME -p PASSWORD -t off, you can run it first with ftp_dw7000.pl --help, that will give a URL to a forum on dslreports showing the username/password to use since that's needed to access the modem config and change it (I'm not providing the secret username/password but it's available out on the Internet from the URL the help output shows ;) ). Not for the weak at heart, it's for advanced users, also a good documentation to show basically the process I had to figure out to change the config, and the script automates that process so as safe as it can but, but definitely a danger when changing the modems config so I wrote the Perl script to keep that danger as minimal as possible (but you are WARNED, know what you are doing !!!, it's for the users that are brave and are really wanting to use OpenDNS).

    Here's a link to download the Perl Script, a zip file, unzip and use Perl to test it out...

    http://www.dslreports.com/forum/r19020086-

    Thanks,
    BitByteBit
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    I got a request to be able to choose the TurboPage and DNS Cache on/off config as separate options, so I re-did the Perl script for this. Basically if you only turn off DNS Cache you can use OpenDNS, but no porn blocking and features requiring OpenDNS to know your IP Address. This is because with TurboPage your IP is your Modems, if OpenDNS allows you to add you DW**** Modem IP then you can use TurboPage still and just disable DNS Cache, and you could block the porn too. They would have to add your modem IP special though, because when trying to add it for some reason it won't allow you because you are coming from your actual computer IP attached to your modem, while the Modem IP is the Proxy IP, I'm not fully sure why. It's basically because your Modem and computers static IP are a /28 subnet so your Modem is for example 1.1.1.1 while your computer is 1.1.1.2, and you can add 1.1.1.2 to your networks for OpenDNS but it won't allow 1.1.1.1, I'm guessing with a special request to them they could add the modem IP too.

    So for just using the OpenDNS servers, it should be fine just turning off the DNS Cache stuff, but guessing for advanced features like Porn blocking you have to have a static IP firstly, and then also either Turn off TurboPage or have them add your Modem IP manually since for some reason their interface won't allow that (because your coming from the computer IP I guess, but yet when actually in action blocking the porn it sees your modem IP and doesn't think your the same account).

    Here's the link to the new version of ftp_dw7000.pl...

    http://www.dslreports.com/forum/r19020086-

    Thanks,
    BitByteBit
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    Here's a revised version of the script, doesn't use the send() command, but seems the DW6000 may have a different config set, I hopefully will get ahold of the config files from the /cfg0/config/ directory of that modem soon and work on figuring out the way to change that modems config, must be different file names/config file setups. Anyone who has different versions of the modems DW**** models that aren't the DW7000 ones can send me those files zipped up and I'll figure out the different models configs. Just ftp to your modem and get the /cfg0/config directory files (get FILENAME, do this for each filename seen in that directory, type 'ls' to see the files you need to get). This would be a great help.

    Also this post linked below shows the manual procedure to do the job the script does too...

    http://www.dslreports.com/forum/r19033619-

    Thanks,
    BitByteBit
    • CommentAuthorjshier
    • CommentTimeDec 12th 2007 edited
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    Any idea how to accomplish the same thing for an HN7000S? Just got HugesNet and want to get OpenDNS setup soon.

    Edit: Actually, it looks like the config stuff is the same, so I'm going to try it manually to see if it works.
    • CommentAuthorvljenewein
    • CommentTimeMar 30th 2008
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    Does this work for a Hughes.net satellite DW6000 that has a static IP ? We have had a static IP for a long time with our plan.
    I would like to get it so that it would find the info on the network, etc.
    Vern
    vernon at jenefarm . com
    • CommentAuthorjshier
    • CommentTimeMar 30th 2008
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    Any other general tips for speeding up HughesNet? It works pretty well off peak, but the bandwidth really slows down during peak hours. I've changed the DNS to OpenDNS, but is there anything else I can do to tweak performance?

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