Possible Linksys Static DNS Fix

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    rotblitz

    Unfortunately your fix is not a fix.

    You don't need to delete and re-add your dashboard network, under no circumstances.  The only think you need to do is to keep your IP address information updated at your dashboard network, preferably with an Updater.

    And no, the fact that DHCP configures your router's IP address as DNS server address is and was always totally normal.  External DNS server addresses should not appear on the DHCP/LAN side, just on the WAN side, because this is your router which is to forward DNS queries to the DNS service, not your end user devices.

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    mca90

    Well my old Linksys E1200 router would show the OpenDNS IPs when I checked 'ipconfig /all'. But it only shows 192.168.1.1 with the newer Linksys AC1750 & Nighthawk AC1750 routers. I think it does that with all newer routers. OpenDNS wasn't working with Linksys AC1750 or Nighthawk AC1750 so I tried deleting/re-adding my Network in the OpenDNS Dashboard and it started working again. But it still shows 192.168.1.1 in 'ipconfig /all'.

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    rotblitz

    Yes, the old Linksys firmware was really a shame.  You could configure an alternative DNS service only on the DHCP/LAN side, leading to several troubles like breaking internal network name resolution.  The newer firmware seems to keep up more with the proper technology, so you see your router's IP address as the DNS server address on your end use devices as should be.

    And again, the only thing you still need to do is to run an Updater in your network to keep your IP address information updated at OpenDNS.  The same effect comes with deleting and re-adding the network, but then you must also recreate all your settings from the old network in the new network.  Therefore this is not the way to go.

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