How do I get past SMC router login?

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    maintenance

    Well, you'd have to ask Comcast, since they provided the router. Potentially, they don't allow configuration at all.

    Without configuration, of course you aren't using OpenDNS. Perhaps you would like to configure your individual devices to use OpenDNS until you can sort this oiut with Comcast?

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    rotblitz

    The OpenDNS instructions are usually for OEM devices only, not for trimmed down devices from ISPs.

    That said, you could try to flash your router with the OEM firmware if Comcast can't help.

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    bzabriskie

    Thanks for the replies, maintenance and rotblitz.  Configuring individual devices is not a realistic option in a house filled with laptops, ipads, and cellphones!  I stumbled on the solution - following a hard reset, the router apparently required a first login via a hardline connection (not wireless).  Now all is well.

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    maintenance

    Excellent! Enjoy.

    FWI and future reference of others, the default method should be to use an Ethernet connection for initial configuration of a router, unless the device somehow tells you this isn't necessary.

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    ebertocchi

    So does this mean you can use opendns with a Comcast router??   

     

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    maintenance

    No, read the OP.

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    Chris Frost

    Hello,

    Maintenance is correct, your ISP may not allow third party DNS configuration, so it would be best to consult Comcast for information on your router configuration. However, you can configuring OpenDNS locally on your computers. Please see computer configuration instructions here:

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

    You can also verify that you're currently using OpenDNS by visiting:

    <www.welcome.opendns.com>

    Best regards,

     

     

     

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    rotblitz

    Use http://welcome.opendns.com/

    www.welcome.opendns.com does not exist. :(

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    Chris Frost

    Sorry, rotblitz is correct please use http://welcome.opendns.com/ instead.

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