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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..
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Don Bulger

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Judge and Jury

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You are right, Exede does intercept and redirect DNS. I wonder why??

To test for intercept/redirect, download namebench from HERE (Windows version)
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Old Labs

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I wonder why??
Speculation is that it's required by the Accelenet Client/Server technology, without which we'd all be on Wildblue. 
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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.
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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.