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Re: DNS Hijacking (F@ST 5366)

@Strider365 after 3 different guys on the app and patently false statements made to me, the last guy has blamed Sagemcom and told me to go ask them. The other guys blamed NBNCO and gave me incorrect info to yada yada change it in the DynDNS settings. OMG. 

Possibly a Netgear Nighthawk D8500 router will do it but then we lose 4G backup and VOIP.

I'm going to ask around the other service providers and move because this is cr@p.

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Re: DNS Hijacking (F@ST 5366)

@VFRBoy 

wouldn't it be nice to charge for your wasted time..

I have long given up speaking to and wasting my time with the tech guys

unlike the previous modem we have not got the "SU" (SuperUser) password for this one 😛

it will eventually be leaked- then you can get the VOIP settings as well as other things.

if you don't need the 4g or VOIP it may be best way to go getting another modem Router.

 

Strider

 

 

 

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Re: DNS Hijacking (F@ST 5366)

Work on the ability to change Static DNS was supposed to start back in February, It was supposedly fixed in late October, and went into testing (along with other firmware changes) at the start of November. No word yet though on when it will actually be released.

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Re: DNS Hijacking (F@ST 5366)

@YetAnotherAcc @Strider365 @Jack_YC @Optus 

For reference, I had a quick chat with the very helpful on-shore tech guys at Aussie Broadband and there is NO CONSTRAINT ON CONFIGURING DNS IMPOSED BY NBNCO. And AB don't restrict this either.

I just said it in caps in case you @Optus couldn't hear there up the back.

So why can't I have OpenDNS to control what content I let into my home network?

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Re: DNS Hijacking (F@ST 5366)


@VFRBoy wrote:

So why can't I have OpenDNS to control what content I let into my home network?


Simple. Optus is a control freak. They care more about making their job easier then caring about what the customer wan'ts, or indeed should be entitled to.

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Re: DNS Hijacking (F@ST 5366)

I'm not impressed with the locked DNS settings. Reading this thread makes it clear that the devs have put off fixing this and it's not certain they ever will. The claim that DNS settings can't be changed because of security concerns means the backend team is either lazy or incompetent.

Either way I'll be shopping for a new provider to offset the cost of replacing the router. I recommend the same for anyone who makes it this far in the thread.