Can't see domains, unique IPs, etc. in Stats.

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    rotblitz

    Please note, stats are not real-time, but take initially 24 hours and going further 2-3 hours to appear.

    As you have a Linksys router did you fill all three Static DNS fields? Available addresses: 208.67.222.222, 208.67.220.220, 208.67.222.220, 208.67.220.222

    "Under my Windows XP Network settings, the Preferred DNS server was set to 192.168.1.1 (router)"

    This may be wrong.  If you want to assign static network settings, you must use the OpenDNS resolver addresses as DNS server addresses in this case.  This is what the router would do too.  It may work also with adding a "DHCP reservation" for this computer and trying with the router's IP address as the primary DNS server address.  Visit http://welcome.opendns.com/ to verify that your computer is using OpenDNS.

    If this account specific problem persists, open a support ticket.

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    nk2

    Made no changes, but I can see Domains and Unique IPs (1) now. Must be the 24-hour waiting period.

    Thanks for the info about the 3rd Static DNS field; I had left it at 0.0.0.0 but I'll add 208.67.222.220. The OpenDNS Router Help page only shows the older model Linksys routers (not the EA series).

    http://welcome.opendns.com/ worked fine from my Smartphone via WiFi (192.168.x.x IP address dynamically assigned , but not from my Desktop PC (fixed 192.168.x.x address)

    I will try the OpenDNS resolver and also DHCP Reservation when time permits.

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    nk2

    I am using DHCP Reservations for the 2 devices in my router firmware now, and I have reset my Windows XP network settings to the default settings.

    http://welcome.opendns.com/ works from my Desktop PC now, and I am seeing a lot more sites and numbers logged in my Stats.

    Symantec/Norton appears to be making very many request from my system (almost twice the next highest: Netflix).

    Does OpenDNS have a service that measures the volume of data transferred in/out to/from a particular domain?

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    rotblitz

    "http://welcome.opendns.com/ worked fine from my Smartphone via WiFi (192.168.x.x IP address dynamically assigned , but not from my Desktop PC (fixed 192.168.x.x address)"

    These 192.168.x.x addresses are private ones for LAN use only, with no relevance for anything else on the internet.  If your PC does not use OpenDNS, then you have most likely other DNS server addresses configued in the active internet connection properties, not OpenDNS and not the router's IP address.

    "http://welcome.opendns.com/ works from my Desktop PC now"

    Good, your measures seem to have helped.

    "Symantec/Norton appears to be making very many request from my system (almost twice the next highest: Netflix)."

    This is normal when running such AV/security applicances.  These are looking for software and signature updates and may also perform adhoc checks in their remote online database for sites during surfing the web or for spam checking of e-mail.

    "Does OpenDNS have a service that measures the volume of data transferred in/out to/from a particular domain?"

    OpenDNS is a recursive DNS service, not a proxy.  No web traffic goes through OpenDNS, not any, just DNS traffic.  Therefore OpenDNS cannot measure web or other traffic volume, only DNS traffic volume.

    Generally spoken, DNS is the phone book of the internet, not the phone lines.  Keep this always in mind when thinking DNS. (You wouldn't look into your phone book to see what phone calls you made, would you?)

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