Configuring Separate Routers (Kids vs Adults)

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    rotblitz

    "I need to use the OpenDNS Updater tool.  Once I updated OpenDNS is blocking ALL the devices in the house, even those on the adult modem/router."

    The Updater is totally unrelated to what is blocked and where.  Only the OpenDNS resolver addresses being configured determine where your OpenDNS settings take place.

    Your problem indicates that either the "adult" router has OpenDNS resolver addresses configured, or that the "adult" devices use the "kids'" router, or that the "adult" devices have the OpenDNS resolver addresses configured on them.  There is no other option, so easy to solve.

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    cdn_scott

    maybe I should have added the network configuration that I use for each of the devices to see where the problem could be.

    "Adult" -- main ISP modem & router combo

    DHCP is enabled
    router address - 192.168.2.1
    IP address range - 192.168.2.10 --> 50
    DNS - 8.8.8.8 and 8.8.4.4

     

    "Kids" router

    connected from LAN port 4 on the "Adult" router
    connected to the "Internet" port on the Linksys router

    has a static IP address of 192.168.2.2
    subnet mask - 255.255.255.0
    gateway - 192.168.2.1
    DNS - 8.8.8.8

    DHCP sever - Enabled
    IP address range - 192.168.1.100 to 119
    DNS - 208.67.222.222 and 208.67.220.220
    NAT - disabled

    Lastly, the OpenDNS Updater tool is on a computer that is hard-wired to the "Kids" router.

     

    I'm positive something is configured wrong because as soon as I disable the OpenDNS side everything functions fine.  Enabled, and all the good stuff is blocked on ALL networks, "Kids" and "Adults"

     

    Thoughts?

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    rotblitz

    No matter how the devices are connected, the default gateway on the "adult" end devices must be 192.168.2.2 and on the "kids'" end devices must be 192.168.2.1.  The DHCP servers need to take care about this.

    IP address range - 192.168.1.100 to 119

    This cannot work with
    has a static IP address of 192.168.2.2
    subnet mask - 255.255.255.0
    gateway - 192.168.2.1

    IP addresses 192.168.1.x cannot be propagated in the undefined 192.168.2.x subnet.  Typo?

    "NAT - disabled"

    Not sure, but there is a chance that also the DNS server/forwarder functionality becomes inactive then.

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    ridethewood

    Was this ever resolved? I have the same issue...

    I've configured an Asus router with OpenDNS behind my U-verse Motorola NVG589. Both wireless radios are working and can access the Internet just fine, but I was surprised to find that the OpenDNS parental controls are in effect on BOTH networks, even though I only pointed the second (Asus) router to the OpenDNS DNS server. I'm using the "Enable Dynamic IP Update" feature and wondered if that had changed a setting somehow such that the U-verse residential gateway also linked to OpenDNS?  Other ideas? My goal was to have the Asus wireless router with the parental controls for my kids, but the U-verse RG be open to all sites for my wife and me. I could have sworn that during the first couple days when i set this up that both routers behaved differently, in the way I intended (Asus = OpenDNS, Motorola = U-verse DNS).

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