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Is direct DNS input to 722 possible?

Discussion in 'ViP612/622/722/722K DVR Support Forum' started by GGA, Feb 11, 2013.

  1. GGA

    GGA New Member

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    I redid my network over the weekend in order to use Google DNS.

    The easiest way would be to change the DNS in router/modem, but apparently my Verizon Fios router will overwrite the Google DNS with their own DNS. However, you can set the Fios router to Disable DNS, which is what I did.

    This required that I individually set each computer and component in the network to Google DNS. My Sony S790 BD allowed to do this and it works fine.

    However, it looks like the 722 reads the router for DNS. I don't know why but the 722 reads 192.168.1.1 for both the DNS and IP. I cannot connect to the internet and resets and powering off have no effect.

    Any ideas on how I can get the 722 to read the Google DNS of 8.8.8.8? Would a dedicated router just for the 722 solve the problem?
     
  2. P Smith

    P Smith Mr. FixAnything

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    switch your 722 network settings from DHCP to manual and you must provide IP/SM/GW manually
     
  3. GGA

    GGA New Member

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    I looked around for a place to engage manual settings but I could not find one.

    Any clues as to what part of the menu that might be in???

    Thank you.
     
  4. GGA

    GGA New Member

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    I have not found anywhere this can be done and I do not think it is possible to manually enter IP/SM/GW.
     
  5. n0qcu

    n0qcu Legend/Supporter DBSTalk Gold Club

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    All DISH receiver are DHCP only, you cannot enter any info in the receiver manually. I really wish they would and the option for those of us that know what we are doing and prefer manual entry.

    Sent from my iPad.
     
  6. P Smith

    P Smith Mr. FixAnything

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    damn ... to many device in the household ... it's adding to that memory's mess while updating/upgrading/setting ... old models, new models ...
     
  7. rkelzenberg

    rkelzenberg New Member

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    You should be able ton set the DNS address for google in your router and it will translate from your internal ip range.
     
  8. jsk

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    I don't really see how Google DNS would benefit your 722 since it probably has few DNS lookups. However, if you want to do this, you would have to insert another DHCP server between Verizon's router and the 722. Probably the easiest way to do that is to plug another router into Verizon's router and plug the 722 into that. Then update the DNS in that router to the Google DNS and anything connecting to that router will get the Google DNS.
     
  9. P Smith

    P Smith Mr. FixAnything

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    DNS have no knowledge about your personal non-routeble internal IP addresses !!!
     

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