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Can't find DNS settings on TC8717T and advanced settings on my spectrum app not available

So I've been trying to block porn using a thing called clean browsing. I had asked on Reddit about how to change the DNS on the router/modem that we have and was told using my spectrum app. When I went into the app I could not find Advanced settings. I do not know why I cannot find it why it is not available on the app and I went in the way they said from the website. So I am currently out of luck for being able to do that and even when I go to the settings for the actual router/modem itself not on the spectrum app there is no option for me to change the DNS at all.

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DNS might be available under a section called something like "WAN" or "Dynamic DNS". What options are available to you when managing your router directly instead of through the app? You should be able to log in to your router by navigating to 192.168.0.1 or (less commonly) 192.168.1.1 in a web browser.

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11 minutes ago, BobVonBob said:

DNS might be available under a section called something like "WAN" or "Dynamic DNS". What options are available to you when managing your router directly instead of through the app? You should be able to log in to your router by navigating to 192.168.0.1 or (less commonly) 192.168.1.1 in a web browser.

but dynamic dns is differnt then what i'm trying to do. The only way to edit the dns is through the my spectrum app 

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Just now, Grand Admiral Thrawn said:

Based on the following topic, there may not be an option do change DNS addresses.

 

this kinda sucks because of what and how im trying to block something 

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11 minutes ago, dr.awesome said:

this kinda sucks because of what and how im trying to block something 

You could use a hosts file on the device? Or perhaps don't use Spectrum's router? I also have spectrum, I don't use their modem or router.  

 

Steven Black's GitHub has several Hosts files, including Porn blocking ones.  Large hosts files wi give Windows lots of heartburn though if you don't disable DNS cache. Just as an FYI.  Which can cause fall out in other ways, so pick your poison.  If you're using pretty much any other OS, Linux, Android, etc, the large hosts file won't be a problem at all.

 

IIRC Spectrum doesn't want you to set a DNS. It used to be you used their DNS as it resolved through their search pages and such. I'm sure it results in advertising money for them or something. It was the first thing I always changed. 

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3 minutes ago, OhioYJ said:

You could use a hosts file on the device? Or perhaps don't use Spectrum's router? I also have spectrum, I don't use their modem or router.  

 

Steven Black's GitHub has several Hosts files, including Porn blocking ones.  Large hosts files wi give Windows lots of heartburn though if you don't disable DNS cache. Just as an FYI.  Which can cause fall out in other ways, so pick your poison.  If you're using pretty much any other OS, Linux, Android, etc, the large hosts file won't be a problem at all.

how would I do host file i can hook up a usb does that help 

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1 hour ago, dr.awesome said:

how would I do host file i can hook up a usb does that help 

The Hosts file is on the PC, tablets and phones have them as well(well Androids do, I don't have Apple devices, so don't know on those). The PC will check the hosts file first before the DNS. So if the hosts file tells it not to go there, it stops there. Or you can redirect it anywhere you want really. If you would rather redirect porn requests to Google you can do that if you want.  (At least known ones) 

 

Really though it sounds like you might be better served with a more powerful router that actually has options for this sort of stuff. A nicer router with parental controls might be what you are looking for. 

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1 hour ago, OhioYJ said:

The Hosts file is on the PC, tablets and phones have them as well(well Androids do, I don't have Apple devices, so don't know on those). The PC will check the hosts file first before the DNS. So if the hosts file tells it not to go there, it stops there. Or you can redirect it anywhere you want really. If you would rather redirect porn requests to Google you can do that if you want.  (At least known ones) 

 

Really though it sounds like you might be better served with a more powerful router that actually has options for this sort of stuff. A nicer router with parental controls might be what you are looking for. 

seems complicated not something i understand 

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