I'm on Verizon DSL and use Verizon's Actiontec GT784WNV modem router with Firmware Version GT784WN-VZ-1.1.22. Sorry, not Tomato or anything similar. In addition to connecting me to the internet (WAN?), this little box connects all the devices in my apartment to each other (LAN?), both wired and WiFi - our various computers, smartphones (when they receive WiFi), printer, iThings, etc. (For the WiFi, I have enabled both WPA2 encryption and MAC Address Filtering.)
In my router's "WAN IP Settings", I have (since years ago) set the DNS Type to Static DNS Addresses with OpenDNS's IP numbers Primary 18.104.22.168 and Secondary 22.214.171.124. Yes, I get the checkmark when I go to https://www.opendns.com/welcome/ .
Now, today, I just learned about DNSCrypt. Do I need to add it to my router? If yes, would I change one of the WAN IP numbers above to something special (does not seem right), or would I go to the different page "LAN IP and DHCP Settings" and change DNS from Dynamic (where it's always been) to Static and then make DNS Server 1 point to something special?
(To repeat, in "WAN IP", I long ago selected Static and pointed to the OpenDNS IP numbers 126.96.36.199 and 188.8.131.52. However, in "LAN IP and DHCP Settings", DNS has always been set to Dynamic. To "get" DNSCrypt, must I change that to Static and insert something special as DNS Server 1 ?)
Since I'm probably not understanding this, please give me links to a slightly more basic discussion for the tourist that I am.
Finally, if it's impossible for me to do the right thing with my particular modem-router, let's talk about what I might do if I finally bite the bullet and get FIOS from Verizon, which I must do soon anyway. FIOS will also carry our phone lines - no longer POTS on copper as they are today - so whatever router I get (after the ONT) has to give me phone as well as internet.
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