WAG200G and OpenDNS

Discussion in 'Other Linksys Equipment' started by net314, Mar 9, 2007.

  1. net314

    net314 LI Guru Member


    I am trying to set-up the WAG200G Annex A aDSL router I have, to use the OpenDNS.com DNS servers, since my ISP provider ones are somewhat unreliable. No matter what I do, after a reboot, the router keeps using the ISP DNS servers :(

    After entering the WAG200G web interface, I enter the following DNS servers

    on the DNS 1 and DNS 2 fields on the DHCP server settings. The idea is that the WAG200G forwards any internet requests through these DNS servers, so that I do not have to use static IP's on my client PCs connecting to the WAG200G.

    After clicking on save settings, the router reboots but ignores the OpenDNS servers and uses the ones provided by the ISP.

    I am using firmware 1.01.01 Annex A, with a PPPoE aDSL service.

    Thank you very much in advance.
  2. jeradc

    jeradc LI Guru Member

    In Windows XP, type the following at a command prompt: "ipconfig /all"

    Do you have the OpenDNS routers listed for "DNS servers"?
    If not, type "ipconfig /release" then type "ipconfig /renew".

    Now what servers are listed for "DNS Servers"?
  3. net314

    net314 LI Guru Member

    They are exactly the same DNS with my ISP ones.
    On the PC, I am using a Static IP, as I want to do NAT forwarding to specific ports.

    Only when I let the Windows PC use automatic IP assignment via DHCP, I get to use the OpenDNS servers, but that's not what I want to do :(

    My old Zyxel Prestige 650HW let me do this on the router level, by simply filling the DNS servers in it's LAN section, so that all clients connected to it (both with static and dynamic IPs) could use alternate DNS servers.

    Could it be a firmware bug?

    Thank you very much for your time and help!
  4. jeradc

    jeradc LI Guru Member

    Start -> Network Connections -> Local Area Network, right-click choose propteries -> TCP-IP choose properties at the bottom of the general tab, what DNS servers are listed?
  5. moshi16

    moshi16 LI Guru Member

    Am I understanding the problem correctly? You should not set the computer's IP address to static if you want it to receive the static DNS from the router. It's for the reason that when you assign an IP address on the pc that the DNS servers gets set to static also (automatically). If you prefer assigining IP address to your PCs, instead of assigning the DNS on the router, assign them to your pcs.
  6. stangri

    stangri LI Guru Member

    There should be DHCP settings for the WAN (client) and LAN (server) sides. I assume you've entered these IP addresses for the DHCP-server in your router, try entering them for the DHCP-client in your router, the one which receives an IP from your ISP.
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