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Kudos0

OpenDNS and Norton core

Would OpenDNS be the DNS for Norton Core if

1) connect my old router as an edge router

2) disable wifi on the old router

3) manually setup the old router to use OpenDNS as the old routers DNS

4) enable bridge mode on the old router

5) Connect  Norton Core's WAN port to one of the old routers LAN ports

6) select use ISP DNS on the Norton Core

7) this would result in Norton Core using the DNS settings published by the old routers DHCP....which in this case would be OpenDNS....correct?

Labels: DNS

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Kudos0

Re: OpenDNS and Norton core

If you manually set DNS settings on your device, PC, mobile device, etc, those manual settings will over ride settings in your router. 

No need to mess with multiple routers, which could bring on other issues.

Things happen. Export/Backup your Norton Password Manager data.
Kudos0

Re: OpenDNS and Norton core

So yes, manually entering the OpenDNS ip on the edge router so that the dhcp on the edge router would publish the OpenDNS ip to the norton core when “use ISP dns” is selected. The question is would the norton core use isp dns pick up dns from edge router dhcp or does the norton core some how is able to get my upstream isp dns. No need to comment if you don’t know the answer.
Kudos0

Re: OpenDNS and Norton core

Hello Mike. I have OpenDNS set on my FIOS device , 1.1.1.1 primary 1.0.0.1 secondary. DHCP enabled for other services, TV and VOIP, and wifi OFF in the FIOS device, Core connected to LAN port 1 via a NAT-NAT setup. OpenDNS works like a charm without any issues. Core works without issues as well for months now. Set Core to use your ISP DNS. Just ensure you power cycle BOTH your ISP device and Core at the same time.

Cheers

Retired military (Navy 1980-2002) "From DOS to Windows10 what a journey it has been" / MS Certified Professional / Windows 10 Professional x 64 version 1809 / build 17763.316 / NCSP 22.16.4.15 / Norton Core v.270 on Android 1.93
Kudos0

Re: OpenDNS and Norton core

great..that's what I wanted to know.  but if you are using 1.1.1.1 and 1.0.0.1 in your edge router, then Norton Core is getting that DNS which I think is googleDNS.  OpenDNS ips are  208.67.222.222 and 208.67.220.220. so that is what should be in your edge router and when you select ISP dns in core, it should get the DNS from egde router DHCP which would be 208.67.222.222 and 208.67.220.220 in this case?   please advise.

Kudos1 Stats

Re: OpenDNS and Norton core

Things happen. Export/Backup your Norton Password Manager data.
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Kudos1 Stats

Re: OpenDNS and Norton core

Thanks for the correction Peter. I indeed use Cloud Flare DNS on my ISP device. @mike.moll

 This what I was trying to convey in my last post. These DNS servers are extremely fast and dependable. Answering your last question it is YES. Setting the DNS values of your choice on the ISP router AND setting Core DNS to ISP, Core will connect with the values set on your ISP device. I have been using Cloud Flare since they became available without any issues.

Edited: For me the downside of OpenDNS is having to create yet another account.

Cheers

Retired military (Navy 1980-2002) "From DOS to Windows10 what a journey it has been" / MS Certified Professional / Windows 10 Professional x 64 version 1809 / build 17763.316 / NCSP 22.16.4.15 / Norton Core v.270 on Android 1.93
Kudos0

Re: OpenDNS and Norton core

Ok, thanks for clarifying
Kudos1 Stats

Re: OpenDNS and Norton core

Edited: For me the downside of OpenDNS(link is external) is having to create yet another account.

I use the free services with filtering, Family Shield, because of grandchildren visiting. No account was required to set this up. I moved from Norton's ConnectSafe when it went away.

So far I have seen no DNS related issues.

Things happen. Export/Backup your Norton Password Manager data.