D-Link Router Configuration Supplement - DNS Relay

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    mattwilson9090

    Solely using the Verizon supplied equipment you might not be able to use OpenDNS, or might not be able to fully use it. I'm not sure exactly what it is that Verizon provided you, but it sounds like the one box is acting as modem/router/Wi-Fi Access point. Although a modem is technically only used with analog dialog, it is the shorthand used throughout the industry to refer to whatever device is connecting to your ISP's internet connection.

    It's not uncommon with equipment supplied to the ISP for you to not be able to configure everything about how it works, which is why I recommended getting your own modem, which could possibly be used to entirely replace the Verizon equipment, or more likely be used "downstream" from Verizon, and your devices would connect to that rather than the Verizon box.

    What rotblitz was referring to is that your computer has two connections to the router, as evidenced by your coputer havening two IP addresses. The most likely explanation for that is that the computer is connected via ethernet and WiFi. Since it soundsd as if you are using WiFi for other devices you either need to disconnect that computer from WiFi or disable WiFi on that computer entirely.

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    rotblitz

    Correcting: Fact is that the computer where you executed ipconfig has two connections to the router...

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    Daniel Cheung

    Hi majalady!

    If you have a laptop that has a wired network connection, I would suggest doing what rotblitz suggested but connecting directly to the D-Link router directly with an ethernet cable. 

    192.168.1.1 is an "internal" IP addressed used by many modem/router manufacturers to allow access to configuration pages. Unfortunately this means that there is often confusion (and conflicts) between devices. 

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    majalady

    rotblitz, I typed the command prompt and got lots of info. The Default gateway address is the 198.162.1.1 .

    Daniel Cheung, I am on a desktop connected with an ethernet cable.

    Here is what I got with the command prompt, I don't know if that will help .......

    Microsoft Windows [Version 6.1.7601]
    Copyright (c) 2009 Microsoft Corporation.  All rights reserved.

    C:\Users\MJ>ipconfig

    Windows IP Configuration


    Wireless LAN adapter Wireless Network Connection:

       Connection-specific DNS Suffix  . : home
       Link-local IPv6 Address . . . . . : fe80::c438:2e5b:6b61:6ea8%12
       IPv4 Address. . . . . . . . . . . : 192.168.1.32
       Subnet Mask . . . . . . . . . . . : 255.255.255.0
       Default Gateway . . . . . . . . . : 192.168.1.1

    Ethernet adapter MSHOME:

       Connection-specific DNS Suffix  . : home
       Link-local IPv6 Address . . . . . : fe80::60e5:37e0:5c89:6dc0%11
       IPv4 Address. . . . . . . . . . . : 192.168.1.66
       Subnet Mask . . . . . . . . . . . : 255.255.255.0
       Default Gateway . . . . . . . . . : 192.168.1.1

    Tunnel adapter 6TO4 Adapter:

       Media State . . . . . . . . . . . : Media disconnected
       Connection-specific DNS Suffix  . :

    Tunnel adapter isatap.{A861D74D-2D8B-44B6-B621-3320927FD831}:

       Media State . . . . . . . . . . . : Media disconnected
       Connection-specific DNS Suffix  . :

    Tunnel adapter isatap.home:

       Media State . . . . . . . . . . . : Media disconnected
       Connection-specific DNS Suffix  . : home

    Tunnel adapter Local Area Connection* 12:

       Connection-specific DNS Suffix  . :
       IPv6 Address. . . . . . . . . . . : 2001:0:5cf2:8c15:189b:2d99:3f57:febd
       Link-local IPv6 Address . . . . . : fe80::189b:2d99:3f57:febd%20
       Default Gateway . . . . . . . . . : ::

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    majalady

    mattwilson9090, The Ethernet cable goes from the computer into the Verizon D-Link router. The Verizon box is the D-link router DSL-2750B, it is one in the same.

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    teteu86

    I can't find it on DSL-2730B.

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    mattwilson9090

    Then if you can't find the options you are looking for on that box you likely won't be able to set those options. Generally ISP's have customized firmware on the routers they provide their customers, with some options not available at all, and others very limited in nature. Sometimes the firmware ignores certain settings.

    Perhaps Verizon has a firmware update available or they will be willing they send you a different model that allows you to do what you want, but more than like you'll need to buy a router of your so that you can have full control over how it operates.

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    thekochs

    This is needed on D-Link routers.......I have DIR-655.
    Also, the "flush your DNS resolver cache & and web browser caches shows how to ipconfig /flushdns but fails to explain to go into your Web Browser and clear its cache.  To do this in IE11 go into Settings>Internet Options and choose "DELETE" for Web Browsing....note the "Delete" button brings you into the Settings.  I found that that I wanted to delete everything first time but you need to go back in and add any compatibility issue sites.  One good example of this is the DIR-655 internal web page that shows error on browser compatibility......just re-add 192.168.0.1 back to the list and also save this address into your Favorites.....THEN go back into IE11 Internet Options and select "Delete" button again but this time do not delete anything but rather check the box at top to preserve Favorite site details from future deletions.

    Hope this helps. 

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    rotblitz

    Your ipconfig output shows that you are connected twice to your same router at 192.168.1.1, one connection via ethernet cable and the other wirelessly.  You should disable one of them, ideally the wireless connection.  Whatever, this will not help you with your current issue of not being able to configure your Verizon D-Link device.

    "leads me to my Verizon Management Console."

    And this information was misleading for us, because it was more than not clear that "The Verizon box is the D-link router DSL-2750B, it is one in the same".

    And no, as mattwilson9090 said, this Verizon box is apparently not a DSL-2750B, at least not its firmware, but maybe its hardware.  Your ISP seem to have flashed it with their own firmware to make it a "Verizon Management console".

    In case you own this box and it is not just leased, you may try to flash it with the OEM firmware from D-Link:
    http://www.dlink.com/uk/en/support/product/dsl-2750b-wireless-n-adsl2-plus-modem-router
    Else do what mattwilson9090 recommended, and buy a router of your own.

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    rotblitz

    "fails to explain to go into your Web Browser and clear its cache."

    Not true, this is explained for many browser version, but at the state of February or earlier where no IE 11 existed...

    "I can't find it on DSL-2730B."

    What can't you find?  The DNS relay?  Be happy, then you don't need to disable it!
    I would think the DNS relay function is automatically disabled as soon as you configure static DNS resolver addresses, e.g. OpenDNS'.

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    majalady

    I guess as to my problem, I guess I just can't use opendns . :( 

    My router is my wi-fi, is my ? verizon box ? ...(modems are dial up ? right ? )...  All in one. Owned by Verizon, who swears it is a great one and I just need to use their Internet "Parental controls".  blah  (I don't trust their performance. I believe their filtering will be easily gotten around,  somehow.)

    Sorry rotblitz on my "misleading" information. The router has D-Link emblazoned on the top with it's model # on the front. I'm not computer savvy. I didn't know it'd been .... gutted ? reprogrammed ? I apologize.

    .....even though it will not fix my problem rotblitz, could you tell me how do I disable the wireless connection to the router 192.168.1.1 ? Do I "reassign it" a number or something ? .. I'm sorry, I have no idea how to fix it. It is my son's desktop in the basement that is wirelessly connected I think (we have like 7 items on wifi, thus my need for content filtering thru the router ). We still need it to connect via wi-fi. The main house desktop is the one connected via ethernet cable..... ?

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    majalady

    I do not know how to get to get to my D-Link router configuration. The "192" number some sites say to use, leads me to my Verizon Management Console. It looks nothing like what is pictured here.  I have looked everywhere in my Verizon Management Console for anything resembling  "Enable DNS Relay" but don't see it there.  (I did not set-up the router when it arrived and there is no paperwork for it, it came from verizon. It is the DSL-2750B.)

    I hope someone can help me. I have small children and many many internet devices in the house. I need everything filtered at the router level.

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    rotblitz

    "could you tell me how do I disable the wireless connection to the router 192.168.1.1 ?"

    Fact is that the router where you executed ipconfig has two connections to the router, one is via (ethernet) cable, the other is via WLAN adapter.  You only need one, probably the wired, because this is almost faster and more reliable.

    Depending on the Windows version you use (the following is for Windows 7), you right-click the network icon in your systray and  "Open Network and Sharing Center".  (You get to there also via Start > Control Panel.)  Now select "Change adapter settings".

    You'll be seeing at least two items, "Wireless LAN adapter Wireless Network Connection" and "Ethernet adapter MSHOME". You right-click one of them to select "Disable" or "Disconnect" or whatever may be offered you may want to do.

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    rotblitz

    Is a computer already connected to your D-Link DSL-2750B?  If so, try with http://192.168.1.1/
    Else check your network settings for the Default Gateway address, and use this.

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    majalady

    Yes rotblitz, a computer is already connected to my D-Link DSL-2750B. The 192.168.1.1 takes me to my Verizon Management console.

    How do I check my "network settings for the Default Gateway address" ? I did find something called the "Default Gateway" on my Verizon Management console, under "My network" then "internet", but that number leads me no where. I get a "not found" if I try to put that in the browser bar.

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    rotblitz

    "The 192.168.1.1 takes me to my Verizon Management console."

    Then it doesn't look like a network connection to the router has been configured yet.

    "How do I check my "network settings for the Default Gateway address" ?"

    Try with executing the command ipconfig.

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    mattwilson9090

    What is the Ethernet cable for your computer plugged into? Is it plugged into your D-Link router, or whatever device Verizon sent you? It sounds to me as if you are plugged into the Verizon box, not the D-Link, and that possibly the D-Link isn't properly connected, configured, or used for your network.

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