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Is OpenDNS safe to use?


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#1 luv2xs2

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Posted 06 January 2010 - 07:56 AM

To download OpenDNS I had to imput my router username and password on their website. It then assigned a new IP address which shows up on the status page of my Linksys router. I decided to stop using OpenDNS and flushed my browser's cache and flushed their DNS using a dos prompt but their IP addy still shows up on my status page. I released and renewed my settings (we have a dynamic IP) and that didn't get rid of it. I also tried unplugging my router for 3 days but that didn't change anything. I'm concerned they may have access to my router settings as I gave out the name and password. I have since changed the name and password but their IP still shows up. My WPA2 encryption symbols are fully displayed in my router (not just displayed as stars). Can they access any of this info? And, How do I get rid of OpenDNS for good?

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#2 CaveDweller2

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Posted 06 January 2010 - 11:52 AM

You might have to contact them to find out how to stop it. But you could also just change the user name and password.

I'd reset the router, by pushing and holding the reset button for a count of 10. Yes it will wipe out all settings and security. But that is easily fixed. You can then just surf into the routers GUI with the default UN/PW. But contact them first and see what you have to do to stop their service.

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