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Topic # 126928 24-Jul-2013 10:57
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I'd like to change the DNS settings, to an alternative DNS Server, but that part of the modem is locked down something terrible, and I can't do much.


Does anybody know of a method to unlock those settings?

 

I recall seeing something a few months ago like that for the older Technicolor ADSL modems, but not for the newer VDSL modems.

Does someone have any solutions?

Thanks

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  Reply # 864922 24-Jul-2013 11:07
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There are a couple of other threads in here about these devices - yes, you can access the CLI to do most of the management you'd like. This post addresses DNS specifically.




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  Reply # 864975 24-Jul-2013 12:01
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Yep - CLI is your best bet (or setting DNS statically on the devices you want to use alternate DNS servers)

Of course, you will lose performance on some sites (like Akamai and Google services) but I presume you knwo that and your requirement trumps that issue.

Cheers -N

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  Reply # 865134 24-Jul-2013 15:13
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Talkiet: Yep - CLI is your best bet (or setting DNS statically on the devices you want to use alternate DNS servers)

Of course, you will lose performance on some sites (like Akamai and Google services) but I presume you knwo that and your requirement trumps that issue.

Cheers -N


You would hope so... since I always believe those that want to change their DNS tend to be mis-guided folks that really should not muck around with it, since then they tend to have a very poor browsing experience and blade Telecom for it.....

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  Reply # 865150 24-Jul-2013 15:23
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plambrechtsen:
blade Telecom for it.....


Everything is Telecoms fault, you should know that by now :P




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  Reply # 867591 28-Jul-2013 23:46
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You don't need CLI to change the DNS servers. 


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