andriod phone and tablets

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    mattwilson9090

    If you've already got a PC, why not just install the updater software there?

    Better yet, why not just handle the updates from your router? There are a number of routers that already come with the option to update OpenDNS network IP address info, and for that don't have it built into the stock firmware, many support 3rd party firmware that has that (and many more) capabilitiy.

    One concern with putting the updater on a tablet, or any portable device, is that if you connect to a WiFi network that belongs to someone else, you would effectively be trying to hijack someone else's IP address and control it via your OpenDNS account, rather than whatever they may or not have in place already.

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    a001taz
    No you are wrong about connection with a tablet or portible device. In a tablet you choose the site or domain you want to use. For example if I go to dairy queen it will use their settings. In my case I have manualy setup OpenDNS on the family tablets and set the tablets with an internal static IP. Which I manualy placed OpenDNS as my default DNS. I found that OpenDNS is faster and more stable than the Dns server my provider uses. So if I leave my old Dns on my router and use OpenDNS on the stuff I have and then I can use my Guest access utilize the slow Dns.
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    a001taz
    Also, the app should only update manualy and not automatically update which would stop accidentally using another places.
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    mattwilson9090

    I'm well aware of how tablets and other mobile devices work and connect, but I'm not going to get into some silly contest with you. The thing is, it's really hard to follow what you are saying, plus you didn't even really address any of what I said in my initial reply.

    When you say you choose the site or domain you want to use are you referring to a WiFi network that you want to use?

    You say you set the tablets with an internal static IP, does that mean a private IP address range that you are using on your own network at home? If you're doing that on a tablet, how are you able to connect to someone else's network since the tablet would no longer be getting it's address via DHCP?

    Why not just set DNS on your router to use OpenDNS? It's your network, why not have everything that is using your network protected to the same level?

    Again, why not just set your PC or router to handle IP address with OpenDNS?

    If you want this special updater app for Android to only work manually, what is the point in even having it in the first place? Just put it on your PC or router, which are always connected to your network, and then you won't have to be concerned with your mobile devices trying to hijack someone else's public IP address as your own which would also simultaneously prevent OpenDNS from protecting your home network since it's public IP address would change if that happens.

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    rotblitz

    "the app should only update manualy and not automatically update which would stop accidentally using another places."

    Fine, here's your updater app.  It is a bookmark/favorite you'll want to create in your device's web browser:

    https://updates.opendns.com/nic/update?hostname=OpenDNS_network_label

    OpenDNS_network_label is the label you configured for your network at https://dashboard.opendns.com/settings/

    OpenDNS can mark this idea as "done" now, because what you request already exists.

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