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Dave1111
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BT Infinity with Cisco Umbrella (OpenDNS)

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Hi, first post.

I now receive free Cisco Umbrella licesnes and would like to make use of them, ideally by changing the DNS setting on the Home Hub 5. However, my understanding is that the HH5 cannot be re-configured to use alternative DNS addresses. Is that correct?

 

If so, then what is the simplest alternative modem/router that will also provide the family with decent Wifi and enable us to continue using YouView and Netflix?

 

Many thanks,

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Re: BT Infinity with Cisco Umbrella (OpenDNS)

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@Dave1111

Welcome to this user forum.

 

You cannot change the DNS settings on any of the BT Home Hubs.

 

I use OpenDNS with this router. Its got good coverage and works with BT YouView. See configuration details, also on this link.

 

TP-Link TD-W9970 - replacement for home hub

 

There are no problems with it, and you can also configure the firewall so that only OpenDNS can be used. If someone alters the DNS settings on their device, they will get no access.

 

If you need those extra firewall settings, then I will add the details to my web page.

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Dave1111
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Re: BT Infinity with Cisco Umbrella (OpenDNS)

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Brilliant - thanks Keith!

Good price too 🙂 -- I forgot to mention I don't want to spend a fortune.
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@Dave1111 wrote:
Brilliant - thanks Keith!

Good price too 🙂 -- I forgot to mention I don't want to spend a fortune.

Please ask if you need any more information, as I also keep a spare one here so I can provide specific settings if needed.

 

There is also a parental control feature, but its better to do it via the firewall, as there are more options.

 

The guest network is also useful if you have any visitors.

 

Have you been trying to access via cisco.com, as I see some entries in my exception log?

 

If you want to read the information on my website link from there, instead of waiting until you get home, then please ask.

 

 

 

 

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@Dave1111Try again, from cisco.com Smiley Wink

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Dave1111
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Re: BT Infinity with Cisco Umbrella (OpenDNS)

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I've not tried to access anything. Not sure what you mean.

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@Dave1111 wrote:

I've not tried to access anything. Not sure what you mean.


Must be just co-incidence then, as as soon as I posted my website link, there were a number of attempted accesses from cisco.com.

 

The problem is, that this forum is accessed by many thousands of "bots", and they read any links and index them, which causes issues at my end. If you work for that company, and are at work, they may simply be scanning any access.

 

As the information I post, is only intended for BT Broadband customers, then other non-BT domains are normally blocked.

 

I will block cisco.com again then, it will just end up on my non-BT holding page.

 

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Dave1111
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I don't work for Cisco.

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@Dave1111 wrote:

I don't work for Cisco.


Thanks. Then its just one of their "bots" accessing the links from another forum posting. These "bots" or web spiders, generate vast amounts of unwanted traffic which, if allowed access, would totally clog up my home Internet connection Smiley Sad

The Cisco one seems to be originating in the USA, so forget I asked Smiley Wink

 

Hopefully, you will find all of the information you need about the TP Link router, on my website. But if you need more, then please ask. You should have no problems accessing the information from you home BT Broadband connection.

 

 

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XRaySpeX
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Practically any router will allow you to change DNS settings, except HHs.

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