should I add my network(s) on openDNS settings?

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    mattwilson9090

    You need to delete the network you have configured at dashboard.opendns.com. "Standard" OpenDNS and LPC are not compatible, and at best you'll get inconsistent results.

    Do not manually added the OpenDNS servers into your router, that will just break things. Everything should be configured through the Genie soffware and the netgear.opendns.com console.

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    apc_nuke

    alright, thanks for that!

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    jchhenderson

    @mattwilson9090

    I have just got a NightHawk AC2300 and am struggling to get it to use OpenDNS servers.

    I *have* got the parental controls set top through Genie and the dashboard.opendns.com is working, but neither of these things are the same as using their servers.  If I put the DNS address directly into the netgear setup page, I loose internet connection entirely (as I think you wrote above).  What am I doing wrong?

     

    thanks in advance,
    James.

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    mattwilson9090

    @jameshenderson You are hijacking this thread with a different issue. The original post was a question concerning whether it was necessary to configure both LPC and the OpenDNS servers, your issue is a problem with getting LPC to work correctly.

    Please be respectful of the original poster and others who are searching for solutions and create your own thread that describes your issue.

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    rotblitz

    " What am I doing wrong?"

    Posting in this thread, as mattwilson9090 said.

    "and the dashboard.opendns.com is working"

    Sure not.  This is not your dashboard.  Delete any network there.  Your dashboard is only at https://netgear.opendns.com/

    "If I put the DNS address directly into the netgear setup page"

    Sure, because this is not part of the instructions for Netgear LPC. 
    These are the instructions: https://kb.netgear.com/25687/

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    jchhenderson

    @rotblitz, @mattwilson9090

     

    Apologies.

    This is my first post and I thought that, as the last post was over 14 months ago, I wasn't interfering with anyone.  I also did not realise that my question was a different issue to the OP (I do not know what the acronym "LPC" means).

    I was just trying to find other Nighthawk users who had connection problems to ask for some help.

    It was an honest mistake, for which I apologise, but please be aware that your replies do not make me feel very welcome here.

    @roblitz - I had already followed the instructions on that link before I posted.  My question was referring to the fact that ...oh hell, this is the wrong thread...

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    rotblitz

    LPC = Live Parental Controls (same as the name of this forum section)

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    jchhenderson

    thank you - I guess I should have been able to work that one out.

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