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post #11 of 19
this isnt surprising, and has made me finally take the leap to open DNS
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My Comcast doesn't redirect, secondly I use the searchbar generally as it's closer most of the time, thirdly, My Comcast DNS is faster than OpenDNS and GoogleDNS.
    
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post #13 of 19
Quote:
Originally Posted by TwistedMind View Post
Me, as open dns hijacks the Firefox's URL address bar search.

Using Firefox with open DNS, if I type google in the url bar, open dns kicks in with their search results about google. Or any other term besides google. Type in wiki, you get open dns search results of wiki.
about:firefox > set keyword.url to http://www.google.com/search?btnI=I%...-8&oe=UTF-8&q=

That should fix it(I think,im not on FF atm).
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i use Open DNS mainly for content filtering, but their search engine is lack luster. I almost never use the results it pulls up if it redirects to their search.
 
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post #15 of 19
This is such old news, wow. Back when I first got high-speed internet like a decade ago AT&T was doing this. Wouldn't surprise me if dial-up providers did the same thing. Just change DNS servers and you're good to go.
Edited by tehmaggot - 8/5/11 at 3:57pm
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post #16 of 19
You are probably best off to change your DNS at the router level, that way all computers on your network will use it and you won't loose the settings as easily.

It depends on location but Google DNS has lower latency for me.
post #17 of 19
I don't know about DNS but did you guys read this: http://latimesblogs.latimes.com/tech...nference.html?
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Originally Posted by mrwalker View Post
I don't know about DNS but did you guys read this: http://latimesblogs.latimes.com/tech...nference.html?
Oh my.
post #19 of 19
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Originally Posted by tehmaggot View Post
This is such old news, wow. Back when I first got high-speed internet like a decade ago AT&T was doing this. Wouldn't surprise me if dial-up providers did the same thing. Just change DNS servers and you're good to go.
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