Open DNS not working after changing ISPs

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    rotblitz

    Copy & paste the complete plain text outputs of the following diagnostic commands to here:

    nslookup -type=txt debug.opendns.com. 208.67.220.220
    nslookup -type=txt which.opendns.com.
    nslookup whoami.akamai.net.

    Also, tell me what IP address shows up at http://myip.dnsomatic.com/

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    vuxius

    Microsoft Windows [Version 10.0.15063]
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    C:\Users\Dad>nslookup -type=txt debug.opendns.com. 208.67.220.220
    Server: resolver2.opendns.com
    Address: 208.67.220.220

    *** resolver2.opendns.com can't find debug.opendns.com.: Non-existent domain

    C:\Users\Dad>nslookup -type=txt which.opendns.com.
    Server: UnKnown
    Address: 192.168.1.1

    Non-authoritative answer:
    which.opendns.com text =

    "I am not an OpenDNS resolver."

    C:\Users\Dad>nslookup whoami.akamai.net
    Server: UnKnown
    Address: 192.168.1.1

    Non-authoritative answer:
    Name: whoami.akamai.net
    Address: 12.121.116.91

    My address that shows up at the http://myip.dnsomatic.com = 12.139.110.16

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    rotblitz

    It was a bad idea to move to another ISP!

    It seems your new ISP redirects your DNS traffic to their own DNS service, regardless of what you have configured.  You may call your ISP to opt out from this DNS hi-jacking, or you may be able to circumvent this restriction by using DNSCrypt (https://dnscrypt.org/).

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    vuxius

    Actually, it was a excellent idea. Original ISP was terrible. Constant drop DSL connections and reboots of the modem. wasnt worth the 150/month for 12mb service. The new service is called Total Radio and it basically points a reciever towards a tower and I get internet. I have had it for a week and its been fantastic. Smooth, low ping and constant 10mb download speeds.

     

    Just need to figure out how to protect my family from the internet bad guys. How difficult is the DNSCrypt to install?  

     

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    rotblitz (Edited )

    With "bad idea" I meant from the perspective of using 3rd party DNS services like OpenDNS, of course.  I didn't want to judge the performance of your ISP.

    The ease of DNSCrypt installation depends on the knowledge of the people installing it.  It is not too easy.

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    vuxius

    I will take a look at the DNSCrypt to see if I can figure it out. Thanks for the replies. I knew what ya meant :D 

    I know this is a support board for Opendns but, are there other options for blocking bad guy sites? I'm a foster parent and really need to be able to block things that aren't appropriate for kids.

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    rotblitz

    "Smooth, low ping and constant 10mb download speeds."

    That's not impressive and what I've used 15 years ago.  Standard today is 50Mbs or 100Mbs.  It seems you're living on the country side with less network infrastructure.

    "are there other options for blocking bad guy sites?"

    Beside DNS based technology (like OpenDNS and others) which works solely in the cloud, the other big group of parental controls work based on locally running software, partially including services in the cloud.  Another special option of this second group would be running an own local proxy server.  Just search the internet for "parental controls".  I got 3 millions of results...

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    vuxius

    You must be one of those that live in the city where they offer those kinds of speeds for dirt cheap. Out here in the country 10mbs is impressive. 15 years ago, I was on 128k isdn....

    Ill find another way to implement parental controls. Thanks for the help

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    rotblitz

    Correct, I live in a suburb of a city in Central Europe with fiber glass internet terminating just a few steps away.

    "Ill find another way to implement parental controls."

    Did you ever follow my recommendation to call your ISP to find out if they can do something for you, i.e. not redirecting your DNS traffic?

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