I’m trying to use OpenDNS to make my network safer. I use a TP-Link ARCHER MR600 which is a 4G modem router (I have a Sim Card inside it, I’m not on Adsl).
I created my account on OpenDSN.com but when I try to add my network here I’m told that
“you cannot add a network in private IP space”
The IP Address I entered was under the section Internet in the Basic -> Network Map page (see image 1)–>
I also entered the following command in the command line, by following a thread (what is this for?):
nslookup -type=txt debug.opendns.com
and I got the following output (I override the possible sensitive info with a custom message between < > ):
Server: UnKnown Address: 10.202.0.1 opendns.com primary name server = auth1.opendns.com responsible mail addr = noc.opendns.com serial = <a set of 10 number here> refresh = 16384 (4 hours 33 mins 4 secs) retry = 2048 (34 mins 8 secs) expire = 1048576 (12 days 3 hours 16 mins 16 secs) default TTL = 2560 (42 mins 40 secs) C:UsersmyUserName>nslookup Default Server: UnKnown Address: <here there are 4 sequences of numbers separated by comma, like "00.000.0.0">
I also tried to change the DNS manually, but I noticed that my router control panel is missing the WAN section under the NETWORK Page, therefore I entered the LAN settings and found Primary DNS and Secondary DNS there, see image 2:
As I can edit them, I substituted the 0.0.0.0. by entering some others indicated in the OpenDNS page, I saved and rebooted. But I still saw the old DNS server in the Network Map section (see image 1), so I reset to the factory settings.
I can’t figure out where I should go in order to set Open DNS:
Should I change DNS manually from the router control panel? In this case, why do I see two different places with different DNS values and which one should I focused on? In any case, I can’t edit the DNS server in the Network Map (see image 1) and I miss the WAN section under “Network”.
Should I change them from the OpenDNS web page? If yes, why I’m told that the IP is private? Did I add the wrong one or it’s a problem related to 4G modem routers or something else?
nslookup -type=txt debug.opendns.comdoes and what does the output above mean?