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    rotblitz

    Did you configure the OpenDNS resolver addresses on the LAN/DHCP side of the router?  It is for sure that this impacts or breaks local name resolution, i.e. the ability to resolve internal names and to connect to these devices.

    The solutions:

    You should configure the OpenDNS resolver addresses ideally only on the WAN side of the router.
    Alternatively, use the internal IP addresses of the smarthome devices instead of their names if you can.  Or run an internal DNS (and maybe DHCP) server.

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    hdquemada

    Sorry, but I am not very knowledgeable.  I followed the instructions for setup at https://support.opendns.com/hc/en-us/articles/228007927.  Beyond that, I don't know how to implement the solutions you recommend.  Can you provide more detail for someone less informed?  Thanks!

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    rotblitz

    If you followed these instructions, then you configured OpenDNS on the WAN side of the router, so my assumptions do not apply.  It rather looks like that your problems are not related to OpenDNS.  I suggest to contact the smarthome devices supplier's support (probably Belkin?).

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    hdquemada

    Thanks.  Yes Belkin makes the WeMo smart plugs.  I will contact them.

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    hdquemada

    Just to report the resolution to this issue.  It was a matter of clearing the old network information on the WeMo app on my iPhone, which I was using to set up the devices.  Once the old information was deleted, I was able to connect back on to the network.  The WeMo telephone support talked me through it.

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    rotblitz

    Thanks for posting the follow-up!  Much appreciated.

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