Changed my ip accidentally in dashboard

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    rotblitz

    Depending on what Updater you use, it most likely will set your IP address information latest when it changes.  Your ISP is in charge of IP address changes.

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    bwsur

    Thanks for the help.  I went ahead and manually re-added that network last night because it didn't seem like the auto-updater was working over an extended period.  I think it's probably because the IP ranges were drastically different where I was browsing the settings from a completely different ISP.

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    rotblitz

    "I went ahead and manually re-added that network last night"

    This may not have been a good idea.  An Updater is supposed to update only if the ISP assigned IP address for your internet connection changes.  The OpenDNS Updater uses a DNS query against myip.opendns.com to determine whether there was an IP address change:

    nslookup myip.opendns.com.

    Also, not sure, but the OpenDNS Updater may send an update if the user logs in from anew on the computer where it is installed.

    That said, no matter what you do to your network at https://dashboard.opendns.com/settings/ it will not have any effect on the updating process.

    "because it didn't seem like the auto-updater was working over an extended period."

    Why not?  It should work, but, as I said, mainly only if your ISP changed your IP address for your home network.

    Whatever, if the IP address information at https://dashboard.opendns.com/settings/ is now correct again, then it was the Updater doing its job, as should be, because your IP address may have changed.

    "I think it's probably because the IP ranges were drastically different where I was browsing the settings from a completely different ISP."

    No, this is a wrong assumption.

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    bwsur

    Thanks again.  I was wondering if it was ill-advised to change it manually, but of course that was after the fact.  I should have given the updater time to work its magic.

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