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Open DNS no longer working when I started using HughesNet

New Member

Open DNS no longer working when I started using HughesNet

Prior to using Hughesnet, I used openDNS.    Since I started using hughesnet OpenDNS no longer works.  I have tried for a month to get OpendDNS working, it still does not work.  I reset router, flushed cache, spoke with OpenDNS support,  etc....   Anyone else having similar issues? Suggestions?
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New Member

Re: Open DNS no longer working when I started using HughesNet

OpenDNS Will not work due to the fact you share an IP address with a Lot of other people, They don't know where to redirect your traffic. You might be able to get it to work using the pre-configured setup from open dns, And put the information into your router. But I don't think that will even work. The Modem has it's own DNS Server, as does hughesnet internet Service.
Alum

Re: Open DNS no longer working when I started using HughesNet

Hi Janich,

I found two sources that may help you. Brandon's explanation is correct though and these type of programs usually don't work very well but try these links. They may help.

https://support.opendns.com/entries/50350260-Special-Case-Satellite-Internet-HughesNet-Etc-

https://support.opendns.com/entries/24889200-Dynamic-IP-Addresses-Technical-Detail-and-FAQ

- Chris
New Member

Re: Open DNS no longer working when I started using HughesNet

What recommendations do you have for IP protection that will work with HugheNet?  We can add restrictions to every computer and electronic device in our home,  but that does not protect our guests. After purchasing Hughesnet two moths ago, I purchased a router that has a filter (netgear).  However, netgear uses OpenDNS. 


New Member

Re: Open DNS no longer working when I started using HughesNet

I have my Cradlepoint router set to use 3rd party DNS and Gen4 works with it; tests good re: dnsleaktest.com. It also has an OpenDNS capability with Website filtering and although I haven't used that lately it seems to me it did work when I tried it quite some time ago. Mine's an older CP MBR900 FWIW.
Sophomore

Re: Open DNS no longer working when I started using HughesNet

Web acceleration causes the DNS setting in your router to be ignored. If you turn off web acceleration then the DNS setting in your router will be used. But you still can't use the individual filter options for OpenDNS since, as Brandon mentioned, your network doesn't have a unique IP address. 

I have used Norton Connectsafe on my router by disabling web acceleration. But if the modem is ever rebooted web acceleration will be turned back on, so you will need to manually turn it back off every time the modem is rebooted.
Associate Professor

Re: Open DNS no longer working when I started using HughesNet

foxbrook - just so ya know, the Hughes modem still does DNS intercepts if it knows a DNS lookup, even with webaccel off.

As for a good DNS, I do have to recommend Norton ConnectSafe, I actually help manage a small school network and it seems to help keep kiddies from seeing things they shouldn't, and has cut down a good bit on malware on the network over the laast yeaar.

Security Only:
199.85.126.10
199.85.127.10

Security + Pornography:
199.85.126.20
199.85.127.20

Security + Pornography + Other:
199.85.126.30
199.85.127.30

All policies block malware, phishing and scam sites.

Pornography includes sites that contain sexually explicit material.

Other includes sites that feature: mature content, abortion, alcohol, crime, drugs, file sharing, gambling, hate, suicide, tobacco or violence.

No it's not as well controlled as openDNS, and doesn't give logging features... If you need that you should look into a full on security appliance such as PFSense + Squid + SquidGuard + Norton ConnectSafe.
Sophomore

Re: Open DNS no longer working when I started using HughesNet

Charles, I only know very little about DNS lookups. If the modem knows a DNS lookup then does that mean it is stored in the modem's local memory? and if so wouldn't cycling power on the modem clear the local memory like a flushdns command? Thanks.
Associate Professor

Re: Open DNS no longer working when I started using HughesNet

It is cached, rebooting the modem will clear it.

The Hughesnet modem does DNS caching, as do consumer routers, and computers... That's why why you experience an on-going DNS error, sometimes you have to reboot all three devices to clear the DNS cache.