Unfortunately, when I check to see which DNS server my network is using, this is what I see: C:\>nslookup Default Server: cdns1.cox.net. I cannot seem to use the OpenDNS servers, even when I direct my router to connect to them. I even tried to use SafeDNS, another web filtering service, but this does not work with Cox either.
Thanks for choosing OpenDNS! To get started, you’ll need to set up one or more of your devices to use OpenDNS’s DNS nameservers. For instructions on how to do this, choose your device type from one of the categories below.
Verifying Router is using 220.127.116.11 - 18.104.22.168 - Cloudflare Unforunately, the OpenDNS system is not a reliable way to check that you are actually using the correct resolvers. Quite a lot of open resolvers just forward their queries to Google, OpenDNS, Baidu, Quad9, etc. So you will see “yes! you’re using OpenDNS!” while you are absolutely not; there is an intermediary here.
Aug 22, 2018 · OpenDNS is a free domain service that can be used to block individual websites on the home WIFi network. The configuration is pretty easy and you can get a free account to customize the filtering on websites and categories.
Unfortunately I am not trying to configure parental controls in a combination with OpenDNS. So your suggested link is not relvelant to my issue as my parental controls are disabled. I am just having an issue where if I use OpenDNS IPs in my internet settings the orbi router gets the Magenta ring and i am unable to browse from my connected devices. The Complete Guide To OpenDNS and Why You Need It May 13, 2010