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Standard User Redintention
(newbie) Sat 12-Dec-15 17:05:05
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Any ISPs that allow user to change DNS with their routers?


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I'm currently with BT Infinity on their 76Mbit service. My contract is up in January and I am looking to see if there are better deals. Although I was given a Homehub 5 I am currently using an Openreach modem and my own router so that I can use my own DNS provider.

Do any of the big names provide routers that allow the DNS settings to be changed?
I'm worried that I may run into problems with my current setup if I move provider so trying to find this out in advance. Thanks.
Standard User BatBoy
(sensei) Sat 12-Dec-15 17:16:39
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Re: Any ISPs that allow user to change DNS with their router


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The Openreach modem was originally supplied to all ISP's so it should work with all of them still.

Which router are you using?

Are you using a Huawei HG612 Openreach modem?

Are you connected to a Huawei cabinet?
Standard User Redintention
(newbie) Sat 12-Dec-15 17:25:32
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It's a D-Link DIR-850L router and yes, the Huawei modem. I have no idea about the cabinet but I have just looked up some photos and can take a run past later on. It's not something I have noticed tbh.
I was unsure about the setup if I moved because it was a pain using my own router with Sky a few years ago and had to extract my login details from the supplied router. Is that not an issue with fibre? If not that would open up a few options.

EDIT: Huawei cabinet judging from street view

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Standard User BatBoy
(sensei) Sat 12-Dec-15 17:33:54
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Yes, it's an issue with Sky but I managed so not impossible. I'm not sure the Dlink would work though.
Standard User XRaySpeX
(eat-sleep-adslguide) Sat 12-Dec-15 20:54:06
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I would have thought most of them. EE certainly does or you can use your own router.

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Standard User therioman
(knowledge is power) Tue 15-Dec-15 18:11:55
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In reply to a post by Redintention:
I'm currently with BT Infinity on their 76Mbit service. My contract is up in January and I am looking to see if there are better deals. Although I was given a Homehub 5 I am currently using an Openreach modem and my own router so that I can use my own DNS provider.

Do any of the big names provide routers that allow the DNS settings to be changed?
I'm worried that I may run into problems with my current setup if I move provider so trying to find this out in advance. Thanks.


Just use your own router - then you can do what you like. The only provider that makes this more awkward than average is Sky, but even then it isn't impossible (I use the Sky Supplied Router (SR101?) with an Openreach modem, but my DHCP is done by another device, and thus I can (and do) use whatever DNS I prefer.

I'm not aware (yet) of anyone that is hijacking actual DNS requests yet, thank god.
Standard User scragglymonk
(knowledge is power) Sun 20-Dec-15 19:41:13
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using a supplied router from merula, i prefer to use www.opendns.com to block some questionable sites from general browsing

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Standard User tommy45
(knowledge is power) Sun 20-Dec-15 20:56:01
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In reply to a post by Redintention:
I'm currently with BT Infinity on their 76Mbit service. My contract is up in January and I am looking to see if there are better deals. Although I was given a Homehub 5 I am currently using an Openreach modem and my own router so that I can use my own DNS provider.

Do any of the big names provide routers that allow the DNS settings to be changed?
I'm worried that I may run into problems with my current setup if I move provider so trying to find this out in advance. Thanks.
From my personal experience , i have always used the DNS of my choice, if an isp wanted to prevent this i would give them a wide berth on principle, Not just because of them possibly interfering with DNS requests for censorship /web blocking (pandering to the film and music corps) but because isp's dns server tend to be very flaky anyway

Always own router or router/ modem AIO for me,

Edited by tommy45 (Sun 20-Dec-15 20:57:16)

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