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#115593 31-Mar-2013 17:40
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Hi. So I have spent fair bit of time trying to configure unblock-us DNS servers on the Fritz!box 7390. Went to Internet > Account Info > DNS Server. Entered both DNS fields with info provided by unblock-us. Save and restart the modem. Restart the machine. Try and access or any other US based app and it still see's my ISP as Snap.

I did some searches online and this seems to be a common issue with fritz!boxes where it's assigning it's local IP address as DNS server address on the clients itself which I can confirm as the machine states for the DNS server when on the fritz!box itself it's unblock-us details.

Anyone with a fritz!box using unblock-us service? I have 84.05.22 firmware intstalled which came out of the box.

I just want to be able to feed unblock-us DNS on all clients via the router level which should work. just not on fritz!boxes!

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  #790004 31-Mar-2013 17:40
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  #790029 31-Mar-2013 19:18
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Did some hackery via export file and it's working now. DNS setup on fritzbox is rubbish. Have to change too many fields in the export file to get it working. Clearly the GUI based DNS setup is buggy as it doesn't actually works.

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  #790031 31-Mar-2013 19:44
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As the Fritz!box runs DNSmasq internally as a DNS server I suspect it's caching the requests prior to you changing the DNS.

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  #793897 5-Apr-2013 14:34
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billgates: Did some hackery via export file and it's working now. DNS setup on fritzbox is rubbish. Have to change too many fields in the export file to get it working. Clearly the GUI based DNS setup is buggy as it doesn't actually works.

Hmm I have a 7390 with Snap and use Unblock-us -- entered the DNS addresses into the GUI and haven't had a single problem..?

It's normal for the clients on a network to have the local IP address of the router as the DNS address - that way the client 'asks' the router and the router 'asks' the DNS server you've entered into its config.

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  #794960 8-Apr-2013 13:00
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Hi I have Fritz box 7390 and am able to use unlock us without any issues too. 

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  #794984 8-Apr-2013 13:37
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Unblock-us only redirects some domains to the unblock-us proxies. Examples of these are and So if you request sites it doesn't 'unblock', (like - you will still be given the direct IP addresses for these sites, and thus your computer will directly connect to them.


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  #795006 8-Apr-2013 13:59
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I realized the part later on. The issue was more than likely as sbiddle mentioned, old cache od DNS entries not clearing up straight away. The DNS entries I have entered now for unotelly or even unblock-us via the GUI is working as it should.

Previously after the modem restart and workstation restart, I was not able to browse through netflix, hulu-plus or Once I had hard coded the DSN entries via the config file, it was fine. I reverted back to factory config, entered DNS again via the gui and it has been going fine since then. 

Thanks eveyrone.

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