Can I connect another router to my Brighthouse router and configure OpenDNS
We recently switched to Brighthouse and apparently they do not allow any config on their wireless router, an Arris TG1862. I am wondering if anyone has successfully added another router to their Brighthouse router so that they can use that router to configure the opendns DNS Servers? If so, please feel free to share the wireless router that worked successfully for you.
- Steve Shissler
I don't know what country Brighthouse operates in, but the model of router won't matter, either it will work or not.
Some ISP's don't allow configurations on the modem/routers that they provide, or ignore some of the changes you set, but they don't actually put any restrictions on your internet traffic, so getting your own router and putting it behind theirs should work fine.
There are others who put a number of restrictions on the internet connections, including intercepting all DNS traffic or blocking all traffic to servers other than theirs. Sometimes that's implemented on their network or on their router, but in either case having your own router won't help you.
You might be able to get around whatever restrictions they've put in place (or at least restrictions on DNS) by implementing DNSCrypt, but I'd suggest your own router first.
In fact, for a number of reasons, not just restrictions on OpenDNS, I recommend your own router, regardless of what your ISP provides you.
Yes, I have opendns configured using that router. I did need to use the OpenDNSUpdater on one of my PC's. I have no issues streaming video content. We are streaming video to an Xbox One and it works great. As an FYI, I do have a 200 Mbps package with Brighthouse, so your mileage may vary if you have a slower package. :-)
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