Can't Configure OpenDNS with Windows 7 & Research Panel Router

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    rotblitz

    Is this this device where Google paying users to track 100% of their Web usage?  Well, it's up to you to give up your privacy and maybe the opportunity to use a service like OpenDNS.

    I'm not able to find a user manual for this box on the internet, so I cannot provide you with instructions how to configure the OpenDNS resolver addresses on it.  You'll have to find it out yourself.

    If the device cannot be configured this way, you still can configure the OpenDNS resolver addresses on your Windows 7 computer unless the Google box forces all DNS traffic to another (e.g. their own) DNS service.

    To find out if you could OpenDNS at all with this box, execute this command:

    nslookup -type=txt which.opendns.com. 208.67.220.220

    If this returns "I am not an OpenDNS resolver", then this Google box hi-jacks all DNS traffic, and you are not able to use a 3rd party DNS service like OpenDNS with it.

    If you use https://dnscrypt.org/ you may be able to circumvent this restriction, but it may violate Google's ToS.

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    linzymom

    Below is what it returned:

    C:\Users\keith>nslookup -type=txt which.opendns.com. 208.67.220.220
    Server: resolver2.opendns.com
    Address: 208.67.220.220

    Non-authoritative answer:
    which.opendns.com text =

    "9.ash"

    C:\Users\keith>

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    rotblitz

    This looks good.  You can configure the OpenDNS resolver addresses on your computer.
    https://support.opendns.com/hc/en-us/articles/228006987-Windows-7

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