Pages takes ages to load on open DNS now

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    rotblitz

    Pages do not "load on OpenDNS", because OpenDNS is a DNS service, not a proxy or VPN.  DNS is the phone book of the internet, not the phone lines.

    "removed the DNS from my android device to DHCP but today when I tried to connect back again"

    Does this mean you configured the OpenDNS resolver addresses on an Android device only?  Can you post a screen shot from this Android settings or status page?  What internet connection do you use, WLAN to your own router or another WLAN or a mobile connection?  If you're using it in another network, not yours, it may well be that it does not allow you to use a 3rd party DNS service like OpenDNS.

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    thankchu (Edited )

    Yes I configured it on the android device only , the issue is with resolving the pages, I am connected wirelessly to a router in my house through my phone.

    I know that a DNS is a phone book for the internet I am sorry for phrasing the issue wrongly.

    How do you post a screenshot??

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    thankchu (Edited )

    I mentioned that I have been using open DNS for a while now so it means that It was working becuase after I changed the pages and did a.few tests it does say that I have a DNS service running like the tests provided on the site.

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    thankchu (Edited )

    For some reason it is still able to block pages which I have selected through my account even though I haven't put in any DNS information right now  in my andriod settings, so does that mean that the DNS service is still running but through DHCP or is it something else??

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    rotblitz

    "How do you post a screenshot??"

    You take a photo of your Android screen (= screen shot) and upload the image here.  Copy & paste may work.  I do not have an Android device at hand, so cannot give more detailed instructions, but an internet search should be able to help.

    "does that mean that the DNS service is still running but through DHCP or is it something else??"

    This could well be.  You may have OpenDNS configured on your router too.  Visit http://welcome.opendns.com/ on your Android or other device connected to your router to verify it.

    It would help if you could post the output of a DNS lookup to debug.opendns.com, record type TXT.  You had to install an app for this purpose: https://play.google.com/store/search?q=dns%20dig&c=apps

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    thankchu (Edited )

    What do I put in the host name field ??

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    thankchu

    Using one the DNS lookup apps you suggested via Google play

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    rotblitz (Edited )

    As I said, a DNS lookup for debug.opendns.com, record type TXT.

    What's the result of visiting http://welcome.opendns.com/ ?

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    thankchu

    Now for some reason it seems to have resolved it self

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    thankchu

    Debug.opendns.com comes with error code nxdomain but when I put other links it works!!

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    thankchu (Edited )

    Even with this page http://welcome.opendns.com/ it said Failed with error code NXDOMAIN

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    thankchu (Edited )

    otherwise opening the links seems to be working plus just to reiterate again that other links seems to be wolring for example https://google.com and comes with a but of information.

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    rotblitz

    "Debug.opendns.com comes with error code nxdomain"

    This indicates that you are not using OpenDNS, but another DNS service.

    "Even with this page http://welcome.opendns.com/ is said Failed with error code NXDOMAIN"

    I don't understand.  A web page cannot have an error NXDOMAIN, only a DNS lookup can.  Also, I expected you to visit this link in a browser, not to resolve it's related domain with a DNS tool.

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    thankchu

    Yes I went in a browser as well and the page loaded up

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    thankchu

    The page at http://welcome.opendns.com/ says that I am connected and I tried one of their trial physhing sites and it blocked it successfully!!

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    rotblitz (Edited )

    It shouldn't say that you are connected, but that you are using OpenDNS.

    Ok, then you're apparently using OpenDNS.

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    thankchu

    Ok so what should I do now after this ??

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    thankchu

    Should I be more wary and report it straight away if something is amiss ??

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    thankchu (Edited )

    When I went on the site first it said that I was not connected to the open DNS service but it said that it might be this page shown through your cache then I cleared the cache and waited for about 3 minutes amd it worked, thats what made it work!!

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    thankchu

    Ok

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    thankchu

    So should I report to you if anything happens in the future??

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    rotblitz

    "Ok so what should I do now after this ??"

    You should not write a new comment for each single sentence or word.  The thread has now more than 20 comments.  The forum allows you for editing your comments to enhance them.

    Not sure what you still want to do.  You want to use OpenDNS, and this is what you're apparently doing.

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    thankchu (Edited )

    Sorry for writing new comments everytime, yes I want to use it and I am using it right now, I also did another check on a website to what DNS I am using and also for DNS leaks and  it says that I am connected to openDNS so I am very happy that it got resolved!!

    Hopefully in the future if I have any issues I will come to you for help if that's ok with you and lastly thank you very much for guiding me through to fix this problem, I very much appreciated it.

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    rotblitz

    "So should I report to you if anything happens in the future??"
    "if I have any issues I will come to you for help"

    I'm not sure that I understand how you will contact me.  I'm a user like you and do not know if and when I'm active in this public community forum to check for possible updates.  And there are certainly other users too being able to help.

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