For netgear.opendns.com, does password change request require password change on app running behind router?

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    rotblitz

    In case you mean the Management Utility, then yes, you need to use your new password for this.  The old one will not work anymore.

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    lcoop

    So, to be clear, I am assuming the "management utility" in last comment refers to the downloaded program that you install on one computer on the LAN behind the router (presumably to deal with DHCP).  "Management utility" does not refer to the netgear.opendns.com website.  Thanks for the reply, and making sure I've got the terminology correct.

    So, if I understand correctly, then if I only change the password via "Change my password" on netgear.opendns.com, eventually the filtering will fail in my home LAN.

    The use case here is when I have reason to believe the password got compromised, and I want to change it from work over the internet.

    But, if there is something I need to configure on LAN at home, that is additional step I need to do.

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    lcoop

    So, if I change password and do not need to use management utility right away, my LAN will continue to be filtered, with the management utility continuing to provide the correct router WAN IP address to opendns (even though it does not have new password)?

    Hence, no need to enter new password utility until I need to do something with utility, for example as in http://kb.netgear.com/app/answers/detail/a_id/20080/~/live-parental-controls-(lpc),-change-or-customize-the-filtering-level.

    Am I guessing correctly?

     

     

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    rotblitz

    Almost correct.

    "if I only change the password via "Change my password" on netgear.opendns.com, eventually the filtering will fail in my home LAN."

    No, your filtering should continue to work.

    "So, if I change password and do not need to use management utility right away, my LAN will continue to be filtered, with the management utility continuing to provide the correct router WAN IP address to opendns (even though it does not have new password)?"

    Yes, your settings should still take effect.
    But no, unlike normal OpenDNS Home, Netgear router with LPC does not associate your settings with your WAN IP address, but with your router's device ID.  So nothing needs to provide your WAN IP address information for OpenDNS.  The router sends its device ID with every DNS query.  The Management Utility is not involved here.

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    lcoop

    I am glad to hear the filtering will continue to work.  I had incorrectly assumed that the management utility must be running in the background with correct login credentials.  Maybe this assumption was from using OpenDNS before we had the Netgear router.   It is re-assuring to know I can completely remotely manage the settings from netgear.opendns.com, including changing the password.  I guess the MAC address association is the extra benefit of having the Netgear router.  I'd be curious why regular OpenDNS does not do a router MAC association, but maybe that's one too many questions :-)  Thanks for shedding some light.

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    rotblitz

    "I'd be curious why regular OpenDNS does not do a router MAC association"

    MAC addresses are not part of the "normal" DNS protocol, so it must rely on the information being sent, i.e. the IP address.  But Netgear LPC uses a special DNS protocol between the router and OpenDNS containing this MAC address information.  This DNS protocol is therefore incompatible if used outside a Netgear LPC - OpenDNS environment.

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    lv702

    Is the user name and password I use to log on to this website the same I'll use for Netgear Genie, "parental controls,"sign in to your OpenDNS account?" Thanks

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    rotblitz

    Your OpenDNS account has one set of credentials, your login to the router has another, unless you made them to be the same.

    So, where it says in Netgear Genie to "sign in to your OpenDNS account", you use indeed your OpenDNS credentials, as it says.

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