Do I need to configure every device on the network?

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    rotblitz

    "Do I have to enter details in every device?"

    Configuring the OpenDNS resolver addresses as the only ones on the router should cover all DHCP controlled devices in the network. You should not need to configure every device, but you should flush the local resolver and browser caches on the devices to take immediate effect for your settings.

    "Also on one of the other notebooks, I can pull up the Open DNS Test Page, but it still accesses blocked sites."

    Go to this computer where it doesn't seem to work, and copy & paste the complete plain text output of the following commands here:

    nslookup -type=txt debug.opendns.com.
    nslookup www.exampleadultsite.com.

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    jeeprs

    this is a consumer-level product, isn't it? If you have to get into command-line interface and make manual entries, I don't know if this ready for prime time, personally.

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    jeeprs

    well, that has worked on the other notebook but I will have to check the tablet also. Thanks.

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    rotblitz

    No, you normally don't have to go into the CLI at all. Only if you face issues and ask for help here, I ask for these diags. ;-)

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    jeeprs

    fair enough sorry for venting.

     

    I work in product development;-)

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    kilgoar

    I cannot get OpenDNS to work on my Nook. Actually the system hasn't worked as promised. I have 1 laptops and 1 tablet. I was able to follow some instructions to get it to work on 1 of my laptops. I cannot get it to work on my Nook, I can still access sites that I don't want my kids to access. I tried SetDNS from the Play Store and added OpenDNS. Nothing. Please help!

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    rotblitz

    Why do you post this under the topic "Do I need to configure every device on the network?"?

    "I cannot get it to work on my Nook"

    What does http://welcome.opendns.com/ show up with when visiting on your Nook?

    "I can still access sites that I don't want my kids to access."

    You may not have blocked those with your settings?

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    kilgoar

    Not sure "why" is of any concern, but to answer you question is because I need an answer. So far OpenDNS has been useless junk that I have paid for. Yes, I did have it on my settings as "High", I couldn't even access my own email on 1 of my laptops that I had to specifically set up for OpenDNS. I keep hearing that OpenDNS runs through the router and then everything that runs on your wifi is covered. Yeah...not happening. My Nook is the most impossible it seems. I can't get support to answer this question, there is nothing online that is helpful. Can my Nook be protected by OpenDNS and my protected (because I know how tech guys like to split hairs) security settings so that certain sites can't be visited. Anyone have step by step instructions on how to get OpenDNS working on a Nook? This is apparently the question of the century that no one can answer. I would love to get some help. Sorry for the sarcasm, but this is getting a bit ridiculous. 

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    rotblitz

    So, what about to start answering the question I asked? "What does http://welcome.opendns.com/ show up with when visiting on your Nook?"

    You need to be collaborative to get help, of course.

    "Yes, I did have it on my settings as "High", I couldn't even access my own email on 1 of my laptops that I had to specifically set up for OpenDNS."

    Sure, if you set to "high", you'll also block webmail.  So you get what you configured.  You need to be more specific with your settings then, using the "Custom" option, only blocking what you really want to have blocked, not over-blocking things..

    "Anyone have step by step instructions on how to get OpenDNS working on a Nook?"

    What is this "Nook" about?  It doesn't tell my anything.
    Step by step instructions are found here: https://store.opendns.com/start/
    Didn't you follow those?

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    cayucodies

    Hey guys, I know this is an older post, but I have the same problem. I know the Nook Color is basically a stripped down version of Android OS, with some software from B&N, and that's it. However, when they stripped it down they did a ridiculous job in giving users full control of subnet masks, DNS and proxy settings. If it were an Android tablet the step by step instructions in this site would work. However, there is no such set of instructions for a Nook, or any other device alike, which is not denominated as an Android tablet. All the Nook network settings allow me to do is to provide a Proxy Hostname, Proxy port, and a "Bypass proxy for" text box. However, the router instructions were pretty good, but by changing the DHCP settings I experienced a very marked performance hit, as I work from home and need large amounts of bandwidth to run database commands for my job. I'd be happy to pay if you fix this for me. Any comments welcome :)

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    rotblitz

    When connecting your Nook to a home Wi-Fi network, please be sure that your Wi-Fi network is either 802.11b or 802.11g or mixed b/g. If it is an open network, you should be able to easily connect to your network without adding any information. However if your network is set as a secure network, you will need to add "Add a W-Fi hotspot" to connect and you will need to know and enter your network SSID (network name), password and the exact security method, such as WEP, WPA, WPA2, none, etc.

    The Nook device cannot be configured with specific network settings, but always relies on obtaining the network settings automatically via DHCP from the router, as soon as the WLAN connectivity above has been established.

    That said, if you have the OpenDNS resolver addresses configured on your router, the Nook will automatically use OpenDNS.  So, no specific OpenDNS instructions for Nook can be given.

    "All the Nook network settings allow me to do is to provide a Proxy Hostname, Proxy port, and a "Bypass proxy for" text box."

    These proxy settings are not really network (communication) settings, but merely browser configuration bits.  And you had to run a proxy server or to operate the Nook in a network with proxy server to use these options at all.

    "I'd be happy to pay if you fix this for me."

    This here is OpenDNS, and you should have posted this in a Nook forum.  OpenDNS cannot fix anything with a device.  They provide a recursive DNS service, not any devices.

    Also, what exactly do you want to have fixed?  Is this the "very marked performance hit"?  Is this problem with every device connected to the router, or just with the Nook?  Some routers are lousy DNS servers and forwarders.  Try with a different firmware version then, or pay for a better router if you are "happy to pay".  Again, nothing where OpenDNS could help with.

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