Tuesday, October 30, 2007

How to Disable Verizon's DNS Searching

First, try to use verizon's guide to disabling their annoying service.

Then give up and use my instructions (For the very specific case of a ddwrt router behind a westell dsl modem):
  1. find out your modem's ip address by checking the ddwrt status page for the WAN gateway.
  2. open the modem ip in your browser and navigate to Status->"Connection Summary"
  3. copy down the dns servers (71.252.0.12 and 68.237.161.12 for me). If they don't end in .12 these instructions are probably outdated and invalid.
  4. back on the dd-wrt interface, go to Setup->"Basic Setup" and change your connection type to "Static IP"
  5. Leave everything alone except the DNS settings that are now showing. These are the numbers from step 3 with .14 on the end instead of .12
  6. Tada!

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