What options do I have for filtering content with Exede? Normally I use OPENDNS, however my dns settings have been hijacked by Exede. I need to block a variety of sites from our service, but i can not get the opendns to work, nor can i get my routers built in URL blocking to work either..
Exede uses there own DNS servers but that shouldn't be any reason the router's URL blocking won't work. On my router that runs ww-wrt I installed one of the ad blocking hosts lists and it blocks hundreds and hundreds of sites.
perhaps your computer is set to use exede/default DNS servers, and although you have your own DNS servers set in your router, your computer isnt asking the router, its going straight to exede? assuming there is a wireless router sitting between you and the exede modem. i have my own DNS servers, and i have it set up such that my router has my custom DNS settings, and then my computer is set with my local router and my DNS servers. surprisingly, i have noticed a decrease in the rate of my data consumption after i ditched exedes DNS servers. any sort of caching my local router performs doesnt seem to make any difference.