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Topic # 198279 2-Jul-2016 23:41
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Hi

 

 

 

I'm having serious drama with my new Netgear Nighthawk R7000 router : I suspect it's impeding my access to Rugbypass.com through a DNS4me account I have. In order to stream rugby via Rugbypass.com, one needs a DNS4me subscription, and a rugbypass.com subscription - both of which I have. You then tell the computer to use two different DNS addresses (provided by DNS4me) rather than the standard 192.168.1.1 when accessing rugbypass.com. It was working fine (when I had the crappy Spark modem) however with the new Netgear router, it's now not working - although has worked with the Netgear router. To be honest, I don't understand enough about the whole DNS thing, to understand where it's falling over. What I do know, is that when I set the Mac's Network control panel to use the 2 DNS addresses provided by DNS4me AND remove the 192.168.1.1, it completely prevents the computer from accessing ANYTHING online. Unless 192.168.1.1 is there, the Mac won't go online. This didn't used to be the case - and am wondering if it's connected with the new router. Would there be a setting in the router that needs to be changed?

 

 

 

Any help much appreciated! It's driving me nuts and I've spent hours on it. Have lodged support tickets with DNS4me and RugbyPass but no joy.

 

 

 

Is there a guide someone could point me to so I can better understand how a network like this functions? Ie what all the IP addresses are/do, DNS addresses etc of the various devices involved : e.g. router, computer, devices... 


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  Reply # 1584927 3-Jul-2016 00:03
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Change the DNS in the router.




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  Reply # 1584932 3-Jul-2016 00:26
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I've been told by an IT guru that's a bad idea, as it'll direct ALL of my traffic through the DNS4me server - which will cause a slow down, expose me to risk, and is not necessary given I only need to access one single site via the DNS routing service. Is the advice not correct?

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  Reply # 1584935 3-Jul-2016 00:33
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Entirely up to you... my router runs a DNS forwarder. I've got 4 things plugged into its ports and 8-12 wireless devices. Never had an issue.

 

I think you'll find most people here do it if they're running a DNS service.

 

 

 

BTW, dns4me and rugbypass won't be able to help you. :(


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  Reply # 1584936 3-Jul-2016 00:37
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You can make use of the DNS4ME Hosts file if you're using custom firmware.





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  Reply # 1584959 3-Jul-2016 08:41
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Try turning off ipv6.  Fixed problems for me with dns4me and the bbc.  




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  Reply # 1584961 3-Jul-2016 08:57
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How do you turn that off? I tried yesterday by telling it to not seek ip6 automatically but am not sure it turned it off.

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  Reply # 1584970 3-Jul-2016 09:26
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 Easiest way is go into your network settings on the computer and untick it.  


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  Reply # 1584975 3-Jul-2016 09:38
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matt17: I've been told by an IT guru that's a bad idea, as it'll direct ALL of my traffic through the DNS4me server - which will cause a slow down, expose me to risk, and is not necessary given I only need to access one single site via the DNS routing service. Is the advice not correct?


A VPN will slow you down but DNS redirection won't as it's only redirecting specific traffic through it. So rugbypass will go through it, browsing Geekzone for example won't. That's a real simple way of looking at it so you shouldn't notice any difference entering the settings directly into the router.




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