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wayjac
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join:2001-12-22
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reply to Majoram

Re: Got screwed with 2wire modem. What now?

Thanks for posting the bell 2wire pages.

If you changed the dns ip's in the 2wire that may not help.
You should try changing the dns on the computer.

The 2wire will do dns relay when a computers connected to it use its lan ip for dns ip.
The 2wire will play the role of a dns server, dns requests are checked against the 2wire dns name table if there's no match the request is forwarded to the ISP's DNS server.

Majoram

join:2002-10-22
Toronto, ON
said by wayjac:

Thanks for posting the bell 2wire pages.

If you changed the dns ip's in the 2wire that may not help.
You should try changing the dns on the computer.

The 2wire will do dns relay when a computers connected to it use its lan ip for dns ip.
The 2wire will play the role of a dns server, dns requests are checked against the 2wire dns name table if there's no match the request is forwarded to the ISP's DNS server.
Tried changing it both in the TCP/IP properties and on the 2wire.
Still the same problem.

I noticed though that in IPconfig, there is:
Connection-specific DNS Suffix . : gateway.2wire.net

What is that setting?


andyb
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join:2003-05-29
SW Ontario
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Thats the url of the 2-wire.It means its getting dns from the 2wire

Majoram

join:2002-10-22
Toronto, ON
said by andyb:

Thats the url of the 2-wire.It means its getting dns from the 2wire
How can I manually override it though?

Even when manually setting the DNS on my comp, the Gateway still has to be 192.168.2.1 which is the 2wire modem. And thus it still forwards to the Bell page.

Must be some way to change that the gateway is not used for DNS lookup??


andyb
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SW Ontario
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Without having one I can't say.I'd just hookup the router and enter the user/pass in that instead if it's bridged.


andyb
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SW Ontario
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reply to Majoram
Is there a setup wizard in the modem?If so there maybe a way to change some things in it?


wayjac
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reply to Majoram
I think the browser redirect is being done by bell, at&t does something similar but only with the default username/password stored in the at&t 2wire.

In another thread you said:
said by Majoram:

I got a new Bell 2wire to try out. I put in my Teksavvy username/password and it connects just fine and I can ping sites or torrent etc but I cannot access ANY website via IE or Firefox.
That made me think the 2wire was doing the redirects. But after looking at the bell new user page I sure the browser redirect is bell's doing.

Majoram

join:2002-10-22
Toronto, ON
said by wayjac:

I think the browser redirect is being done by bell, at&t does something similar but only with the default username/password stored in the at&t 2wire.

In another thread you said:
said by Majoram:

I got a new Bell 2wire to try out. I put in my Teksavvy username/password and it connects just fine and I can ping sites or torrent etc but I cannot access ANY website via IE or Firefox.
That made me think the 2wire was doing the redirects. But after looking at the bell new user page I sure the browser redirect is bell's doing.
I still sorta think the 2wire has something to do with it though. Because the request for the Bell setup page has to sent out from the 2wire anyway.

What I am thinking is if there is a way to override the Gateway from being used for DNS.

Setting the Primary and Secondary DNS on the computer is not enough. What other DNS settings are there that I can set on my computer?

said by andyb:

Without having one I can't say.I'd just hookup the router and enter the user/pass in that instead if it's bridged.
Problem there is that I can't set the 2wire to be Bridged as the MDC is locked and that's the only place to set to Bridge mode.

said by andyb:

Is there a setup wizard in the modem?If so there maybe a way to change some things in it?
Yes but the setup wizard is nothing. It just asks for username and password and that's it.


wayjac
Premium,MVM
join:2001-12-22
Indy
kudos:1
said by Majoram:

What I am thinking is if there is a way to override the Gateway from being used for DNS.
Setting the Primary and Secondary DNS on the computer is not enough. What other DNS settings are there that I can set on my computer?
You can use the ip address that avoids all dns servers entirely.
dslreports ip address: 209.123.109.175
google ip address: 64.233.167.99

said by Majoram:

I still sorta think the 2wire has something to do with it though. Because the request for the Bell setup page has to sent out from the 2wire anyway.
You've right the 2wire can be programed by 2wire with the registration web site ip address. If you connect the bell 2wire again take note of the wan ip, wan gateway ip and the dns ip

If you reset the bell 2wire to factory defaults does it have a username and password?
said by Majoram:

Setting the Primary and Secondary DNS on the computer is not enough. What other DNS settings are there that I can set on my computer?
Setting dns ip's on the computers tcp/ip properties should overrule dns settings elsewhere.
dns ip: 4.2.2.2