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Mac OS Genie issues - OpenDNS Bypass User

eric_n_dfw
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Mac OS Genie issues - OpenDNS Bypass User

It seems that in order to use the OpenDNS User Bypass functionality of my new N6250 router, I have to use the Genie application. Unfortunately, the latest downloadable version of that tool for Mac OS X is v 2.3.1.14 and it exhibits extremely high CPU utilization even when it's idle in the background.

Other discussion threads indicate that a similar situation was possibly fixed in a newer version of Genie, and, sure enough, the application reports that a newer version is available. However, when you download the application it is the same 2.3.1.14 version.

Is there a fix for this CPU utilization issue for Mac OS and, if so, where can I download it?

If not, is there any way to utilize the OpenDNS Bypass User functionality without using Genie?

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Re: Mac OS Genie issues - OpenDNS Bypass User

Can you not just make the change by logging into the router:

http://www.routerlogin.net/
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eric_n_dfw
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Re: Mac OS Genie issues - OpenDNS Bypass User

No, the "Bypass User", functionality is not exposed in the web management pages; it is only in the Genie application. (I wish it were though)
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Fairytail
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Re: Mac OS Genie issues - OpenDNS Bypass User

Configuration before for bypass account to work needs to have a bypass utility which is no longer available in NETGEAR site. The only way to use it is to use the Genie.
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eric_n_dfw
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Re: Mac OS Genie issues - OpenDNS Bypass User

It's just unfortunate that the Genie application has the high CPU utilization bug. Hopefully Netgear will release a fix for this soon.
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Fairytail
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Re: Mac OS Genie issues - OpenDNS Bypass User

I guess the reason why it has high CPU utilization because of many functionality.
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eric_n_dfw
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Re: Mac OS Genie issues - OpenDNS Bypass User

minions08 wrote:
I guess the reason why it has high CPU utilization because of many functionality.


Um. No. A process pegging an entire core and then having to be force killed to stop screams endless loop to me.

I have decided to return this router as it has too many problems:
1. Genie app causes high cpu and had to be force-killed to quit on Mac OS X
2. No way to use OpenDNS User Bypass without Genie app
3. Apple AirPlay is blocked between wireless and wired devices (documented in various other threads)
4. USB Printer sharing rarely works
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