A common question we get from customers is how to prevent a new device on the network from bypassing the CleanBrowsing DNS.

Every device, whether it’s a mobile device, laptop, desktop, server, or gaming platform, gives a user the ability to configure a local network configuration. Part of this configuration includes the ability to reset their DNS settings. Yes, depending on how your router is configured this configuration would allow the user to change the networks default DNS configuration.

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When using CleanBrowsing DNS resolvers you will experience an issue logging into Free Wifi hotspots that require authentication. This happens because the Wifi Hotspot provider is hijacking the DNS, routing the traffic to an authentication page. This will prevent you from making use of the Wifi, or force you to remove the CleanBrowsing DNS resolvers.

The quickest way to address this is to update your DNS via terminal, it’ll save you countless steps navigating the different GUI’s. To assist, we’ve put together a script to help in the process.

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Changing DNS on the Frontier router (NVG468MQ or similar versions) is very simple. In the following steps, we will show you how to change DNS in there to enable the free parental control filters provided by CleanBrowsing:

  • 1. First, go to http://192.168.254.254/cgi-bin/connconfig.ha . If you router is at a different IP Address, switch 192.168.254.254 for the router IP address.
  • 2. In that page, you will see “Primary DNS Address” and “Secondary DNS Address”. Similar to:

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