Is there a way to get reports; ie unique domains, blocked ips etc while using the netgear option with opendns?

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    rotblitz

    If you're talking about LPC (Live Parental Control), then no, stats are not available with this.

    I have heard that if you combine LPC with OpenDNS Home Basic, you will get stats, but this is more difficult to handle from a maintenance and settings perspective.

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    miklaw2

    That was my guess... I had tried to not use NetGears controls to OpenDns but a netgear bounce lost the dns ...  it is working for now and I will look into purchasing a better router.   Thanks for the feedback

     

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    Anthony Honciano

    @rotblitz @mrmikelawrence1245

    We do not recommend combining Home Basic and LPC together, this will cause a conflict how the content filters work. If a user needs stats, they will need to use the OpenDNS Dashboard, then deactivate the LPC and use one of the below instructions to configure their network:

    Let us know if you have any questions.

    Anthony H.

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    rotblitz

    "this will cause a conflict how the content filters work."

    This is what I meant by "this is more difficult to handle from a maintenance and settings perspective".

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    bones2

    Miklaw2 - did you ever find a router that could handle both providing stats and time restrictions / content filtering? One I researched is the iBoss; however, it is reported that  performance is degraded.

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    linkk

    how do you change your current ip

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    rotblitz

    How is your question related to the topic of this thread?

    Is there a way to get reports; ie unique domains, blocked ips etc while using the netgear option with opendns?

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    proteanthread

    Worthless when using with the Roku or other TV top players. :-(

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    ludka666
    This is useless! I only bought netgear router for a better parental control and now I can't look at stats! My old router had a better functionality, great, I've degraded :-(
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    rotblitz

    No you aren't.  No need to use the integrated LPC.  Just use plain OpenDNS Home, and you have your stats back.
    https://support.opendns.com/entries/42423390

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    ryc76

    Very disappointed. I evaluated a plain OpenDNS account and the stats pages were great. The LPC integration looked good hence I purchased a Netgear router as that allowed me to set user bypass options as well as time based features but you can't view any reports/stats such as domains blocked. Seems like an obvious feature that parents would want.

    What's the logic behind having stats in the vanilla OpenDNS serving and not the LPC version?

    Is there a technical reason such as the data would have to be generated/stored on the Netgear device and the hardware is simply not designed for that?

    Thanks

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