Open DNS with a BT Hub?

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    rotblitz

    Other threads state that it is not possible to configure static resolver addresses (e.g. OpenDNS) on this ISP device.  You can configure them on the end user devices then.

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    ngutfreund

    Thanks Rotblitz - do you think this is to do with the ISP provider ( can't change that at the moment) , the router (could get a new one) or both?

     

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    rotblitz

    It is primarily to do with your router that you can't enter static DNS resolver addresses.  But maybe also with the ISP.

    Check if your ISP redirects your DNS queries, or if you could use OpenDNS at all:
    nslookup  -type=txt  which.opendns.com.  208.67.220.220

    This should return something like "9.abc".

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    ianc.

    I have a BT home hub 3. I cannot find any way to change the DNS values that were already set when the home hub 3 was delivered 

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    Patrick Colford

    If the router can't be configured, you can instead configure the individual devices, as documented here: https://support.opendns.com/forums/21618384-Computer-Configuration

    Otherwise, you might be able to bridge your BT Home Hub 3 and get a secondary router that can be configured instead.

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    stuartr

    Unfortunately configuring the individual devices doesn't work because the BT router does name to address translation for all the devices on my internal network, such as printers and PCs that share disk storage. If I configure individual devices to use OpenDNS then they lose all of the internal mapping. I guess I could fix this by giving everything a fixed IP address and adding these to a hosts file, but that is going to need a lot of maintenance.

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    rotblitz

    You're correct with everything.  Your additional options are running an internal DNS server or to use another router, solely or in addition to the existing one.

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