Cable modem and wireless airport - how do I configure DNS

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    bruceneiman

    I found out that i don't need to apply the DNS changes to the comcast / cable modem.  I applied the changes to my apple airport and OpenDNS is now working fine.  Some simple pictures of common home scenarios would be really helpful.

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    ranchpasta

    When I apply the DNS changes to my Apple Airport Extreme, it will not work with the Comcast Arris modem.  The Airport Extreme must be in 'bridge mode' to work, which then does not use the Open DNS settings.  The Comcast Modem will not take DNS changes.

    We've been w/o Open DNS for a few months now... waiting for a solution.

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    rotblitz

    Waiting does not help.

    Check first if you could use OpenDNS at all:  nslookup -type=txt which.opendns.com. 208.67.220.220

    Only if yes, you have the following options:

    1. Switch the modem  to bridged mode, and configure the OpenDNS resolver addresses on the AAE.
    2. Get rid of the modem, and use the AAE alone with OpenDNS resolvers configured.
    3. Configure the OpenDNS resolver addresses on each device instead of the router.
    4. Use a different equipment and/or a different ISP.
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    ranchpasta

    Thanks.  The Support Team emailed me back really quickly yesterday and we're in the midst of #3.  It's working, even if it's not ideal.

    https://store.opendns.com/setup/computer/

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    jcarerra

    I have found the simplest in my case is to set the cable company's modem in bridge mode with wireless off, connect it to a wireless router, and and configure OpenDNS in the router.  That way, ANY device that connects to the router, wired or wifi, is using OpenDNS.  Clients have to be set to get setups automatically--not "use these settings."

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    mrkriegar

    All of these posts are really old. Is this a defunct program that no one is using anymore? DNSCrypt is not updated, and there is no new exe. installation. Am I wasting my time messing with all of this?

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    rotblitz

    @mrkriegar
    This thread is in no way about DNSCrypt.  You're simply wrong here.

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    mrkriegar

    rotblitz

    AND???

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    Patrick Colford

    Hi guys,

    Please try to keep it civil. mrkriegar, I think I answered your question about DNSCrypt in your other thread, but if you have additional questions, please let us know.

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    mrkriegar

    Thank you Patrick. I only respond in kind, and I really appreciate your help. My apologies.

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    Patrick Colford

    Not a problem! You can also always email us at support@opendns.com if you have any further questions. Since you mentioned this thread is somewhat old and I agree with you, I'm going to lock it down for comments. Feel free to add comments to your other thread if necessary, or reach out to us directly. Have a great day!

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